Tag: Indranee Rajah

Indranee Rajah: No recession in Singapore yet, government closely watching

Singapore—Despite the difficulties the country has faced this year due to unstable global conditions, the economy has not entered into a recession quite yet, and the government is keeping a close and watchful eye on it, according to Minister in the Prime Minister's Office...

Veteran opposition politician and Singaporeans First Party eye Tanjong Pagar once more

Veteran opposition politician Tan Jee Say and members of the Singaporeans First Party (SFP), or SingFirst, held a walkabout at Tanjong Pagar GRC last week. Party Chief Tan Jee Say was a principal private secretary to then-Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and contested the 2011...

Indranee Rajah says, “Let the people choose the person that can serve them well”, after meeting Tan Cheng Bock during first PSP walkabout

During the Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) first walkabout, Secretary-General Dr Tan Cheng Bock crossed path with People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) Indranee Rajah. The met in Tiong Bahru Market, shared a brief and cordial-looking exchange before moving on. It was also reported that...

Indranee Rajah: No additional bursaries for higher-income students

Singapore—Indranee Rajah, the Second Minister for Education, clarified on August 26, Monday, that there will be no additional bursaries for tertiary-level students since their bursaries at present are enough. This pertains specifically to students who belong to families in the S$6,901 and S$9,000 gross household...

Academic criticises Indranee Rajah’s argument that meritocracy is a “rising tide that will lift all boats”

Singapore academic Adrian Kuah has criticised People's Action Party (PAP) politician Indranee Rajah's use of the metaphor "a rising tide that lifted all boats" in defense of meritocracy. Ms Rajah is a Minister in the Prime Minister's Office while Dr Kuah is a Senior Research Fellow...

Indranee Rajah: Better coordination needed between agencies for helping the needy

Singapore—In an interview with Channel NewsAsia CNA938’s Arnold Gay and Yasmin Jonkers, Minister Indranee Rajah said that there’s a need for agencies to coordinate well together to reach those in need, and so that these individuals may access programmes more easily. Ms Indranee, Minister in the...

Indranee shows how 4G leaders will tackle inequality: by providing support and equal opportunities 

Singapore — According to Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Education, meritocracy is not responsible for the problems involving inequality and social mobility. Furthermore, she discussed how exactly the 4G leaders will address these problems. Ms Indranee said this...

‘It is the task of the people – not just the Government – to tackle inequality’ – Indranee Rajah

Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Indranee Rajah, has said that it is the task of the people - not just the Government - to tackle inequality in Singapore. Speaking at the National University of Singapore's Social Service Research Conference yesterday (18 July), the People's...

Indranee Rajah—Around 164,000 Singaporeans living in private housing have no declared income

Singapore—In parliament on Wednesday, May 8, Second Minister of Finance Indranee Rajah said that there are around 164,000 Singaporean adults who live on private property but who do not declare their income. Either these individuals have no yearly income at all, or their income is...

Singaporeans troll Indranee Rajah for suggesting “automation such as conveyor belts in sushi restaurants, can help businesses cut down on manpower costs”

After the reading of 2019’s Budget by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on Monday, Feb 18, Singaporeans seem to be divided on some of the new schemes. When Second Minister for Finance and Education Indranee Rajah spoke on radio station 938Now's Talkback show about the...