Tag: Lee Hsien Loong

Analysts say local issues likely to be most important for voters in the upcoming GE

Singapore—After speeches from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat on Sunday, November 10, at ruling People’s Action Party PAP65 Awards and Convention at the Singapore Expo which may well be the last time that PAP activists gather together...

PM Lee says the upcoming GE will be a “tough fight”

Singapore— At ruling People’s Action Party PAP65 Awards and Convention at the Singapore Expo on Sunday night, November 10, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called the next General Election “a tough fight” and told the over 2,500 party activists in attendance that they must...

Not a plus point politically but the right thing to do says PM Lee on reserving the elected presidency for minority candidates

Singapore— At the ruling People’s Action Party PAP65 Awards and Convention at the Singapore Expo on Sunday, November 10, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong admitted that the choice to amend the constitution to reserve the elected presidency for minority candidates at specific periods had...

PM Lee: Next GE “high stakes, not masak masak,” SG needs skillful negotiator as a leader

Singapore—Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong talked about the next General Election at the People’s Action Party (PAP) convention on November 10, Sunday, characterizing the upcoming GE as “high stakes, not masak masak,” a Malay term denoting child’s play. He added, “Others will be watching us...

Why Hong Kong and China must listen to Singapore’s Lee: Political consultant

In an analysis on what Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently said on Hong Kong's prolonged unrest, Alice Wu a political consultant and a former associate director of the Asia Pacific Media Network at UCLA, concludes that both Hong Kong and China must listen...

PM Lee—Singapore needs to make enough of our own babies to secure the future

Singapore—Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discussed a number of topics in his dialogue which capped this year’s Forbes Global CEO Conference, which was held at the Shangri-La Hotel on October 14 and 15 and featured such speakers as Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Facebook co-founder...

PM Lee ‘stunned & terrified’ to sing, but does so gamely on Catholic High alumni video

Singapore — The latest video on YouTube where Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong can be seen singing was released on October 13, just a few days ago. All for a good cause—as he joins the Catholic High School alumni for the school’s 50th anniversary...

Dealing with an ageing society – a lesson Singapore can learn from Japan

Singapore’s low birth rates, Singaporeans marrying late, and Singapore learning from Japan in coping with its ageing population are among the lead themes being discussed during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Singapore. Also...

PM Lee: Good governance is key, not the balance of numbers between opposition & government in Parliament

Singapore—In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria for the program GPS, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong underlined that the real test for the country’s political system is good governance and not the balance of numbers between parties represented in Parliament. The Prime Minister said, "It...

Singapore’s looming battles in court and the ballot box

In Singapore, with general elections expected in a few months, legal battles over libel are ongoing and there is a real possibility of fights over fake news. One ongoing libel case involves Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s lawsuit against Leong Sze Hian, a shadow...