Tag: Heng Swee Keat

“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...

DPM Heng to introduce parliamentary motion for WP’s Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang to recuse themselves from all financial matters of AHTC

Singapore—A notice paper sent to Members of Parliament (MPs) indicated that on November 5, Tuesday, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat will introduce a motion calling on Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang, leaders of the Workers’ Party (WP) to recuse themselves from financial...

High-level delegation to bilateral cooperation meeting in China composed of only 4G leaders

Chongqing—The team of officials currently on a visit to China for the 15th Joint Council for Bilateral Cooperation, are all members of the fourth generation (4G) of Singapore’s leaders. The co-chairman of the council, which is the highest-level bilateral platform between Singapore and China, is Deputy...

“PAP’s policy of meritocracy has been a great equaliser for women”—Heng Swee Keat

Singapore—At the PAP Women’s Wing annual conference, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat underlined the importance for ruling party PAP to adhere closely to the principles which “won the trust of generations of Singaporeans.” Mr Heng was the keynote speaker at the conference on September 14,...

Heng Swee Keat: ‘Cut from the same cloth’ as the Lee family?

Singapore—As talk of the upcoming General Election has heated up due to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s announcement on Wednesday, September 4, that the Electoral Boundaries Committee has officially been convened, extra attention is now being paid to the designated heir apparent, who was...

SDP’s Chee Soon Juan: Singaporeans have “lost a lot of confidence” in PM Lee

Speaking at a media doorstop this morning (August 4) at Yuhua Village Market and Food Centre, SDP’s Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan says Singaporeans have “lost a lot of confidence” in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s leadership. Dr Chee commented on previous elections saying the...

Heng Swee Keat apparently least respected amongst other prominent leaders: Poll

Tan Kin Lian, a former presidential candidate, posted a poll on his Facebook page about ten days ago on July 13, asking his followers which leader they respected the most. The former Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Income gave his subscribers of social media only...

Is the time ripe for PM Lee to call for the next GE?

Singapore—Speculations have arisen afresh that the time is ripe for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to call for the next General Election, although he actually has until April 2021 to do so. Current global economic conditions could be the deciding factor that would determine...

DPM Heng stresses importance of preparing to stay healthy in one’s senior years

Singapore— The country’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Heng Swee Keat, participated in a 12-kilometer charity heritage walk, a fundraising activity for Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) on Sunday, June 22. During his remarks at the event, Mr Heng made reference to the results...

Workers’ Party reiterates stance on GST Hike: “A lack of clarity, transparency and justification”

On Monday, Workers’ Party (WP) reiterated their stance with regards to the proposed plan to raise Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying that the latter lacked “clarity, transparency and justification”. They added that the issue was discussed once again by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee...