Tag: Heng Swee Keat

Budget 2020: Some welcome them but others sceptical of schemes for older people

During his Budget speech on Tuesday (Feb 18), Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced several schemes for the benefit of elderly people in Singapore. Some netizens saw sense in the plans and were happy to receive the "goodies" from the...

Budget 2020: GST goodies abound

After announcing that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will not be increased in the year 2021, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that the GST increase cannot be put off indefinitely. In order to help Singaporeans cope with the ultimate increase, he announced a...

Heng Sweet Keat continues tradition of eating home cooked porridge the night before the Budget announcement

Singapore – The night before the Budget 2020 hearing, Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat took some time to continue the tradition of eating some special home-cooked porridge. On February 17, Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and the Ministry of Finance Team had...

SDP calls on Govt not to increase GST to 9% because of COVID-19 outbreak

The Singapore Democratic Party, in a statement on its website on Wednesday (Feb 12), has called on the Government not to increase the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The GST, which was introduced in 1994, has risen through the years. Beginning at 3 per cent,...

DPM Heng: Having new citizens is very much part of our effort to take care of Singaporeans

Singapore—At the annual conference of the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Singapore Perspectives 2020, held at Marina Bay Sands on Monday (Jan 20), Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat emphasised the importance of welcoming new citizens, and resisting divisive efforts detrimental...

DPM Heng personally invites Singaporeans to contribute to Budget 2020 public feedback exercise

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has personally invited Singaporeans to contribute to the Budget 2020 public feedback exercise that was launched on Monday (Dec 2). The DPM, who also serves as Finance Minister, is expected to become Singapore’s fourth Prime Minister after the next election...

Government asks for public feedback for next year’s Budget

Singapore—The Ministry of Finance (MOF), government feedback unit Reach, and the People's Association (PA) issued a joint statement on December 1 that said, "Individuals, households, and businesses are welcome to provide feedback on topics such as business growth, training and employment, support for families,...

PM Lee promises to uphold trust in PAP Government as ruling party celebrates 65th anniversary

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has promised to uphold the trust supporters have in the People's Action Party (PAP) Government, on the occasion of the PAP's 65th anniversary. In an email sent to those who subscribe for PAP website updates, PM Lee said the PAP's...

Goh Chok Tong endorses Heng Swee Keat and welcomes PAP leadership transition

Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong has expressed support for presumptive future prime minister Heng Swee Keat in a Facebook post published in the wake of the People's Action Party (PAP) convention that took place on 10 Nov. Mr Goh succeeded founding Prime Minister...

“Are we ready for a non-Chinese PM then?” – WP politician asks as PM Lee defends reserved presidential election

Workers' Party (WP) politician Yee Jenn Jong raised critical questions after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong defended the reserved presidential election, at the People's Action Party (PAP) convention last Sunday (Nov 10). Mr Yee asked whether PM Lee's reasoning that minorities would feel disenfranchised and...