Tag: Singapore

SDP calls on Government to raise wages, reduce rental, and suspend GST

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) has issued a statement calling on the Government to implement specific measures in response to the effects of Covid-19 on the nation. https://www.facebook.com/yoursdp/posts/10158758890733455 The SDP on Tuesday (March 21) published a statement on its website stipulating specific measures it is urging...

Singaporeans call on PM Lee to implement lockdown and extend school closure

In response to Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's post regarding the nation's two recent deaths due to Covid-19, Singaporeans have issued a call for the Government to implement stricter measures to fight the spread of the virus. Mr Lee on Saturday (March 21) published...

Singaporean family opens home to Malaysian worker amid lockdown

A Singaporean Reddit user recently took to the online discussion site to share a heart-warming story of how his Singaporean family opened their home to a Malaysian worker in need of a place to stay amid the Malaysian lockdown, which commenced on Wednesday (March...

Johor working on proposal to reopen border with Singapore

In the midst of Malaysia's lockdown, the government of Johor has expressed its interest in  reopening its border with Singapore. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday (March 16) evening, announced that the Malaysian government would implement a two-week lockdown in an effort to counter the...

Netizens concerned that PM Lee has “lost weight” and are encouraging him to rest

Not long after Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered a speech addressing the Covid-19 situation in Singapore, a few netizens have taken to Facebook to express their concern for Mr Lee, who seemed to have "lost weight." Netizens also compared his "outstanding" leadership...

Primary 1 girl’s answers to maths questions go viral

Singapore — A Primary 1 girl's answers in her maths schoolwork have gone viral, prompting a serious online debate on the approach to education in Singapore. On Feb 25, Facebook user Siying Tan posted a photo of her niece's maths schoolwork. It had been sent...

Covid-19 battle: S’pore to look out for people with respiratory symptoms at borders

Singapore — On Tuesday (March 3), Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong outlined new measures the Government is taking in terms of travel and screening for Covid-19 at Singapore's borders. He is also urging Singaporeans to be "mentally prepared" for the number of infected...

Man, wife charged with impeding work of health officials battling Covid-19

Singapore — On Friday (Feb 28), a couple who are Chinese nationals were charged under the Infectious Diseases Act with impeding the work of health officials battling the Covid-19 outbreak. Those charged were Hu Jun, a 38-year-old Chinese national from Wuhan, and his wife, 36-year-old Shi Sha, a Chinese...

Pritam Singh calls on Government to be transparent with its revenue and expenditure projections

Pritam Singh of the Workers' Party said on Friday (Feb 28) that the WP cannot support the GST hike until revenue and expenditure projections are made transparent. According to a recent report by Mothership, on the third day of the Budget debate, Mr Singh restated...

Dr Lee Wei Ling on LKY’s last will: “Papa knew what he was signing”

SINGAPORE — In another Facebook post following a Disciplinary Tribunal's report on the preparation and execution of the last will of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, his daughter, Dr Lee Wei Ling, asserted on Friday (Feb 28) that her father "knew what he...