Tag: Ong Ye Kung

Ong Ye Kung posts about return to Ministry of Transport

Singapore -- The newly-appointed Minister for Transport, Mr Ong Ye Kung, has shared in a Facebook post that his very first job in government was at the ministry. The former Education Minister said in his post on Tuesday (July 28): "MOT (then MinCom) was actually my...

Support for Ong Ye Kung as new Transport Minister

Singapore – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the new slate of cabinet ministers for the upcoming term in a press conference on Saturday (July 25). Ong Ye Kung will be appointed as the Minister for Transport in the new term, relinquishing his appointment as...

Mixed responses from public on MOE’s ‘ring-fence’ approach in controlling Covid-19 among schools

Singapore – Education Minister Ong Ye Kung disclosed that they would be applying a "ring-fence" approach by putting Covid-19 confirmed cases on leave of absence and will do so on a "small scale" instead of fully closing down schools. Mr Ong revealed the Ministry of...

Ong Ye Kung: Tackling inequality is one of PAP’s greatest achievements

Singapore -- The People's Action Party (PAP) held a virtual panel session to introduce its manifesto on Monday (June 29), the eve of Nomination Day. Thirteen leaders were present at the session, highlighting different aspects of the manifesto, titled Our Lives, Our Jobs, Our Future. Minister...

Looming General Election: PAP MPs and would-be candidates go on walkabouts

Singapore — Members of Parliament as well as potential candidates from the People's Action Party (PAP) in the looming General Election were out in the constituencies during the first weekend (June 20 and 21) after the Phase 2 relaxation of circuit breaker measures. As June...

Ong Ye Kung announces all students will return to school come June 29, netizen warns “Look at what happened in Beijing!”

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung has announced that come June 29, all students will be returning to school daily. In response to this announcement, some netizens have raised safety concerns, given the looming threat of Covid-19. One even pointed to the case of Beijing,...

Mock praise for Ong Ye Kung after 4 students and 1 teacher test positive for Covid-19

After four students and one teacher from different schools tested positive for Covid-19, Ong Ye Kung has found himself on the receiving end of mock praise from netizens. According to a recent press release by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the five cases are not a...

“We must make sure schools continue to be safe”: Ong Ye Kung’s special message to teachers

Singapore -- Although many expressed support in response to Education Minister Ong Ye Kung's recent video message to teachers on the eve of the reopening of schools, a few had lingering concerns about the safety of their children from the Covid-19 virus. While countries around...

Desmond Lee says pre-school children adapt well to wearing of masks

Singapore -- Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee on Sunday (May 24) showcased Temasek Foundation's donation of face shields to the pre-school community. Mr Lee noted that each student could either use a face mask or a face shield when schools reopen in...

“Surreal incompetence”: Lim Tean slams Ong Ye Kung for reopening schools

People's Voice founder and political activist Lim Tean has slammed Singapore Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung for remaining resolute in his decision to reopen schools despite the public uproar this decision has caused. Mr Lim on Tuesday (May 26) took to Facebook to publicly...