Tag: Ng Eng Hen

Ng Eng Hen: Would-be candidates for next GE should be getting ready early

Singapore—Since Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on Wednesday, September 4, that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) had been formed, the country has been abuzz with speculation as to who will be contesting in the next General Election (GE). As The Straits Times (ST) reports,...

Ng Eng Hen on Aloysius Pang’s death: Gun lowering mechanism had no malfunctions

In Parliament today, February 11, Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that the inspections on the gun-lowering mechanism of the Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer (SSPH) that figured in the untimely death of Aloysius Pang last month showed that there were no malfunctions in the mechanism. The...

Ng Eng Hen: 2019 defense budget won’t spike because of new F-35s purchases

After the Defense Ministry announced on Friday, January 18, planned purchases of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters as replacements for its older F-16s, Minister Ng Eng Hen said on Sunday that these purchases would not cause a big spike in the ministry’s budget. Ng said reassuringly...

ASEAN nations agree to share intelligence to fight terrorism

The defense minister of Singapore, Ng Eng Hen, announced on Saturday, October 20, that the ten members of ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) have agreed to share intelligence in order to fight a ‘real and present’ militant threat in the region. Mr. Ng...

Netizens support Ng Eng Hen’s Facebook declaration about foreign dignitaries only being observers in National Day celebrations

The Defense Minister of Singapore, Ng Eng Hen, has spoken definitively concerning celebrations in observation of National Day. First, he said that the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will only schedule these celebrations on August 9. And more pointedly, he said that foreign officials would...

When your defenders are trolls—the PAP Internet Brigade

Similar to other countries around the world, Singapore also has its share of internet trolls whose main job is to defensively comment on social media or other web forums. One such group is the PAP Internet Brigade or PAP IB, as written about in...

Ng Eng Hen’s “bromance” with Chinese Minister of National Defence

Earlier this month, local Chinese news site RedAnts pointed out Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen’s “bromance” with Chinese Minister of National Defence General Chang Wanquan on the latter’s official visit to Singapore from Feb 4 to Feb 8. On his Facebook page, Dr...

SingPass change: Why only now?

Post-SingPass breach, the two-factor authentication, or 2FA, will be introduced, said the Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim. Various government agencies will implement 2FA at their own time, and disclose their timelines later this year. Yaacob said the 2FA was not introduced earlier because “not everyone...