Tag: President Halimah Yacob

President Halimah Yacob green lights funding S$33 billion worth of coronavirus support packages

Singapore—On Tuesday (June 16) President Halimah Yacob gave the go-signal for funding coronavirus support packages worth a total of S$33 billion. Of this amount, S$31b may come from the country’s reserves, according to straitstimes.com. Madam Halimah wrote in a Facebook post that she exercised her...

Faisal Manap: Did in-principle President Halimah Yacob know the exact amount of our reserves?

UPDATE (as of June 10, 5.50pm) :  DPM Heng addressed the following points in the Fortitude Budget Debate Round-Up Speech on 5 June 2020: C17. Mr Faisal Manap and Mr Dennis Tan asked if the President was given information on the amount available in the reserves when the Government...

Government officials’ pay cut may be in the region of S$7.6M

Singapore—As a show of solidarity with Singaporeans who are experiencing economic loss due to the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that political office holders will be taking a pay cut not once but twice. On February 28, Mr Heng announced...

Singapore’s new Ambassadors to Japan and Russia named

Singapore — The country has a new Ambassador to Japan, Mr Peter Tan Hai Chuan, as well as a new Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Mr S Premjith. Both men have been had lengthy careers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for over the...

Singapore president meets Philippine’s Duterte for a 5-day visit

Singapore President Halimah Yacob will meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a five-day state visit which commences today (Sept 9). The two Asian leaders will discuss areas of mutual concern in an effort to expand political, economic, cultural and people-to-people engagement between Singapore and the...

President Halimah Yacob congratulates inspiring NTU graduate who overcame two brain haemorrhages

Singapore— It’s not every day that the President of Singapore writes about a graduate of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on her Facebook account, but Felicia Lim has a very special story. Ms Lim, who was featured on President Halimah Yacob’s Facebook feed on July 24, the...

Halimah Yacob: Constant dialogue and tough anti-hate speech laws recipe for S’pore success

Speaking to youth leaders participating at the launch of a new international conference that probes into issues surrounding the building of cohesive societies, President Halimah Yacob explicitly asserted that consistent and relentless dialogues between and among Singapore's diverse ethnic and religious groups, besides its...

Singapore’s founding fathers “fought tenaciously” for religious harmony says Mdm Halimah

Speaking at the opening of the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations in Beijing today (May 15), President Halimah Yacob stressed the value of Singaporean residents being good citizens as they practice their respective religions and added that religious harmony in Singapore continues to be...

Lim Tean blames President Halimah Yacob for lack of accountability in Singapore, calls her a “Useless President”

Singapore—People’s Voice Singapore held a rally on Saturday, March 16, called ‘Where is the Accountability in our Singapore?" at Hong Ling Park from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. At the rally, Lim Tean held President Halimah Yacob primarily responsible for the lack of accountability in...