Tag: PM Lee

To favour US over China or vice-versa: A “painful choice,” says PM Lee

With the continuing tension between the US and China, Asian countries are placed in a difficult situation and will be pressured to choose which side to go, when that happens, it will be a very "painful choice" to make, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong...

Politico: “Do higher government salaries actually pay off for Singaporean citizens?”

Singapore—American political journalist site Politco recently published a series of articles entitled "HOW TO FIX POLITICS These Five Places Tried Bold Political Experiments. Did They Work?” The series takes a look at what five countries have done in order to have political systems that...

PM Lee receives award for religious harmony, credits Singapore’s policies for ensuring “minorities never feel shut out”

Singapore—Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is in New York for a week-long visit, received the prestigious World Statesman Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. This award is given to people who are proponents of peace, prosperity and freedom, human rights and dignity, within...

Global recognition for PM Lee on fostering society that embraces multiculturalism

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong headed Singapore's delegation to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly and arrived in New York Saturday (Sept 21) for a week-long working visit. During the visit, the prime minister will deliver Singapore's position on global issues,...

Saifuddin Abdullah: Malaysia to submit proposal for new water prices to Singapore

Putrajaya—Talks concerning the water issue between Singapore and Malaysia are expected to arise again shortly as Malaysia has said it will be proposing an amended price for the sale of raw water to Singapore. Saifuddin Abdullah, Malaysia’s Foreign Minister, told the Nikkei Asian Review in...

TOC editor set to represent himself in defamation court case brought on by PM Lee

The Online Citizen editor Terry Xu revealed he will represent himself in the defamation court case brought against him by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. On Sept 1, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) issued a letter to the editor of TOC, demanding an apology and that they...

Substance and merit trumps connections, says PM Lee

In Singapore, does having 'connections' help one get ahead in life? This question and 19 more were the gist of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's speech during the hour-long ministerial forum with Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) students on Wednesday evening, Sept 4. In his response,...

No more 6-member GRCs for next GE?

Singapore— The announcement on September 4 that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) was convened last month is generally perceived to mark the first step towards the next General Election. And for the upcoming GE, some political analysts believe that the country is done with...

Compared to PM Lee, how much do other heads of state earn?

Singapore—It’s no secret that Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is the highest-paid head of state in the world. And, considering that he’s been in power for more than 14 years, we have to guess that his salary amounts to quite a tidy sum...

On continued US-China skirmish, Singapore should not be “swayed by emotions” – PM Lee

In the midst of continuing strife between the US and China, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the only path forward is for the country to “always be principled in our approach, and not swayed by emotions." He declared this neutrality during his...