Tag: PM Lee Hsien Loong

Three challenges for the PAP in moving forward after the GE

Singapore—In an article in The Diplomat entitled ‘Singapore’s 2020 Election: Explaining the PAP’s Stagnation,’ Conrad Guimaraes, the Founder of the Asia-Pacific Youth Organisation, outlines the changes and challenges that the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) faced during the recent General Election that it must...

PM Lee to PAP MPs: Do not use social media to attack another person

Singapore – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong released a letter addressed to all People’s Action Party (PAP) Members of Parliament (MPs) advising them to not use social media as a means to attack another person. PM Lee released the letter, “Rules of Prudence,” to the...

PM Lee on Covid-19 response: PAP Govt acted just in time; ‘40,000 cases just in time?’ ask netizens

Singapore – In response to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's statement, members from the online community questioned if 40,000 Covid-19 cases reflected that the Government was "acting just in time." PM Lee said on Monday (July 6) during a virtual rally that the imposition of...

PM Lee talks about “vaccine multilateralism” in #GlobalGoalUnite summit

SINGAPORE – PM Lee Hsien Loong participated in a virtual summit for Global Goal: Unite for Our Future on June 27 (Sat) where he spoke about the importance of “vaccine multilateralism.” He also posted on his Facebook page the day after that about how Singapore...

Goh Chok Tong retiring from politics, not running in GE2020

Singapore-- Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong will not be running in the upcoming General Elections 2020. In a letter sent to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (June 24), Goh stated that he had made the decision to retire as a Member of Parliament (MP)...

It’s back: Tharman’s 2011 remark that “a strong opposition is good for PAP and the country”

Singapore — A news report from 2011 which quotes Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam as saying that a strong opposition is good for both Singapore and the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has resurfaced online in Facebook pages such as Singapore Election News Portal and Wake...

First two Covid-19 deaths in S’pore: 75-yr-old Singaporean woman and 64-yr-old Indonesian man

Singapore – The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed the country’s first two Covid-19-related deaths on Saturday morning, March 21. A 75-year-old female Singapore Citizen and a 64-year-old male Indonesian national were the two patients that succumbed to health complications due to the Covid-19, said...

Filipinos criticise Duterte for slow response to Wuhan coronavirus

Manila – Many anxious Filipinos are questioning their President's sense of urgency in addressing the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation in the country. It took Mr Rodrigo Duterte four days after the country's first confirmed case to make an official statement on the epidemic, according...

PM Lee: No need to panic and stock up on food, there are enough supplies

Singapore – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has urged Singaporeans to work together to see through the stressful novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation in the country. And there is no need to panic and stock up on food because there are enough supplies. Mr Lee said...

PM Lee says 2020 Budget will be “strong, and suitable to the state of the world”

Singapore—At the tail end of his visit to South Korea for the ASEAN-Republic of Korea (ROK) Commemorative Summit, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took a few minutes to talk to the press about next year’s national Budget, saying it would be “strong, and suitable...