Tag: PM Lee

PAP puts in Xie Yao Quan as replacement for Ivan Lim, but PM Lee says the issue will be investigated after GE

Singapore—In the wake of the Ivan Lim controversy over the weekend, ruling People’s Action Party has replaced its embattled candidate with Xie Yao Quan for its Jurong GRC slate. Mr Xie, the 35-year-old head of healthcare redesign at Alexandra Hospital, was introduced to members of...

PM Lee: I am confident we can hold a proper and safe election

Singapore — In an address to the nation on Tuesday (June 23), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that, in order to hold the General Election, he needed to be certain of two things: That people can vote safely and that political parties can...

PM Lee calls for a safe and steady transition to Phase 2

Singapore—As June 19 (Friday) approaches, (when Singapore enters Phase 2 of the lifting of circuit breaker restrictions), wherein more activities will be allowed, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for a safe and steady transition. He reminded Singaporeans on the importance of practising safe distancing...

PM Lee’s May Day Message: Some jobs will disappear, some disruptions permanent

Singapore — Addressing the nation on the eve of May Day, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Singapore must be ready for some aspects of the economy to change completely and some jobs to disappear because of Covid-19.  In his speech, which is usually delivered at...

PM Lee warns about not repeating what happened in Hokkaido in his latest Covid-19 address

Singapore—In his fourth address to the nation concerning the coronavirus crisis on Tuesday (Apr 21), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the country’s circuit breaker restrictions put in place earlier this month have been extended until June 1. Even tighter restrictions will be implemented...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 22, 2020

As of 8 am, April 22, 2020: World count exceeds 2.5 million There are now 2,546,527 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 819,866 infections, followed by Spain (204,178) and Italy (183,957).  There have been 175,621 deaths worldwide and 678,557...

Gov’t response to workers issues results in PM Lee winning migrants hearts

Singapore—While there has been widespread criticism among Singaporeans especially over the overcrowded and unhygienic conditions of the country’s foreign workers, the Government’s response to the issue has made the workers fans of the government, according to an article from the kopi.co, a longform journalism...

Gold standard no more? Singapore’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak begins to tarnish

Singapore—Once considered the “gold standard” by many nations for its measures to address the coronavirus outbreak, the Singaporean Government is now facing criticism due to the rising number of local cases confirmed for Covid-19, as well as other issues that have recently surfaced, including...

April 17 — PM Lee hopes for positive results from circuit breaker by this date

Singapore — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes that "positive results" from the more stringent circuit breaker measures implemented this week will be seen by Day 11, which will be next Friday, April 17. Mr Lee wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday (April 9)...

Of masks, school closures, GE and the like as the scramble for updates continues

Singapore—Do I wear a mask or not? Who should really be wearing a mask?  Will our children be safe at school? Why are schools not closing? Will the elections be held during the coronavirus crisis? No doubt, these are just some of the questions...