Tag: Indranee Rajah

“Same same but different” — Indranee Rajah posts then-and-now photos of PAP GE teams

Singapore -- The People's Action Party's Indranee Rajah has shared a parallel between the party during the elections in 2015 and this year. Ms Indranee took to Facebook on Monday (July 6) to share then-and-now photos of the PAP teams in the contests. In her...

PAP’s Indranee Rajah says it again: Alternative voices hardwired into system

Singapore -- On Thursday (July 2), following criticism online, the PAP's Indranee Rajah took to Facebook to clarify her earlier comments on the Non-Constituency MP (NCMP) scheme, which now provides for 12 seats in Parliament for losing opposition candidates with the best results in...

Chan Chun Sing, Indranee Rajah: No such thing as a blank cheque for PAP

Singapore — By many accounts, the first debate for this year’s General Election went in favour of the Workers’ Party’s Jamus Lim, an economist contesting on the WP slate in the new Sengkang GRC. Professor Lim went head to head with the People's Action...

WP’s Png Eng Huat, Dennis Tan fire back at Indranee Rajah for saying voting for opposition MPs unnecessary

Singapore—On Monday (June 29), ruling People’s Action Party's (PAP) Indranee Rajah made the news for saying that there is no need for members of the opposition because according to the Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) scheme, at least 12 opposition will have seats in...

With Yaacob Ibrahim’s political exit, observers say Josephine Teo or Indranee Rajah may lead PAP’s Jalan Besar slate

Singapore—With the announcement from President Halimah Yacob concerning the dissolution of Parliament as well as the confirmation that the General Election is scheduled for early July, Singapore is now bracing for many changes. One of the changes is the exit from politics of former...

Indranee Rajah: SG was moving forward when Covid-19 hit us like a wrecking ball

Singapore—Writing in The Straits Times, Indranee Rajah outlined why Singapore Together is more important than ever, even as Covid-19 hit the country “like a wrecking ball” causing Singaporeans to face “the crisis of a generation.” Ms Indranee, who is Minister in the Prime Minister's Office...

“Brilliant question but idiotic answer” say netizens in relation to a WP query and PAP’s response

After Workers' Party (WP) member Leon Perera raised a question in Parliament on the efficacy of issuing directives under the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) as a means to reinforce public trust, People's Action Party (PAP) MP Indranee Rajah's stepped up to address his...

Experts ask Indranee Rajah if ‘blockbuster’ Budget provides enough help for SMEs to survive Covid-19 crisis

Singapore—In a post-Budget analysis on MONEY FM 89.3 on Thursday, experts in finance praised the Budget for being ‘comprehensive’ and ‘forward-looking,’ and yet, given the economic impact of the global slowdown in 2019 as well as this year’s Covid-19 outbreak, they asked the nagging...

Indranee Rajah explains why invoking POFMA on Brad Bowyer was necessary

Singapore — Indranee Rajah, Singapore’s Second Minister for Finance, explained on a recent radio show how invoking the country’s newly-minted law against online falsehoods last week on politician Brad Bowyer was necessary. This, she said, would clarify misperceptions involving public funds, particularly assertions that they were being...

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...