Tag: Lawrence Wong

Lawrence Wong: “Overwhelmingly positive” feedback on secondary school reforms

Singapore -- Mr Lawrence Wong, who was appointed Minister for Education on July 25, has commented on the move away from streaming to Full Subject-Based Banding (SBB) in secondary schools. In a Facebook post on Tuesday (Aug 4), he mentioned a visit to Riverside Secondary...

Crowds prompt tighter safe-distancing at parks, beaches and nightspots

Singapore -- Tighter measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19  have been implemented at various hot spots due to crowding, according to Mr Lawrence Wong, the Co-Chairman of the Multi-Ministry Task Force for Covid-19. Speaking at a press conference on Friday (July 24), Mr Wong reminded...

Six months since SG’s 1st Covid-19 case, is a 2nd wave coming?

Singapore—As GE2020 fever dies down, it would be good to take a look at how the country is faring on the public health side, as the world still grapples with the coronavirus crisis. The situation has certainly improved, with daily infections now reported in the...

Questioning the Government remains “fundamental role” of Opposition: Pritam Singh responds to Lawrence Wong

Singapore -- The newly appointed Leader of the Opposition and Secretary-General of Workers' Party (WP) Pritam Singh has responded to the comments made by Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong that the WP cannot keep questioning the government. The comments by Mr Wong were made...

Pritam Singh responds to Lawrence Wong who said that WP cannot just continue asking the Govt questions

Singapore— Workers’ Party head Pritam Singh has responded to comments made by National Development Minister Lawrence Wong over the weekend to the effect that it is not enough for the opposition party to ask questions of the government. Mr Pritam said that while the...

Netizen schools Lawrence Wong, “Please stop acting as though you are the grand sage of the PAP”

Singapore—After National Development Minister Lawrence Wong commented over the weekend on GE2020, saying that the opposition Workers’ Party (WP) “did not seriously engage on the key issues with workable alternative solutions,” one netizen took to Facebook to remind Mr Wong of his roots in...

Lawrence Wong on GE2020: PAP to work on appealing to young voters

Singapore – Speaking to People's Action Party (PAP) activists and the media, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong noted they would work on appealing to young voters and provide further relief on the economic pain of the "sandwiched group." Mr Wong shared a preliminary assessment of...

Crowds during election results put everyone at risk: Covid-19 task force co-chairman

Singapore  -- The co-chairman of the multi-ministry task force on Covid-19, Mr Lawrence Wong, replying to a media query on the large crowds that gathered to celebrate while the General Election results were being announced on July 10, urged everyone not to "abandon caution"...

Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC broadcast: PAP covers fulfilled promises, SDP focuses HDB issues and jobs

Singapore – The political broadcasts for Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC on Monday (July 6) featured teams from the People's Action Party (PAP) and the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP). The PAP highlighted "fulfilled promises", while the SDP focused on ground complaints and job creation for local PMETs...

Paul Tambyah calls correction notices an “inappropriate use of POFMA” and a “complete distraction”

Singapore – Opposition Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman Dr Paul Tambyah deemed the correction notices issued by the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) to be "inappropriate and a complete distraction." Dr Tambyah was quoted saying during a National University of Singapore Society...