Tag: Tan Chuan Jin

Netizens say old lady pushing cardboard “is as good as dead”

A photo of an elderly lady circulating online has earned many disapproving comments from netizens about the cost of living and the extremes that elderly people have to resort to in order to make money. In the image, a woman can be seen pushing a...

Beyond partisanship: Opposition leader Low Thia Khiang joins PAP MPs for Jakarta visit

Singapore—Opposition leader and longtime Member of Parliament (MP) Low Thia Khiang is currently with MPs from the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) on a trip to Jakarta, Indonesia. The Singaporean delegation is made up of by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, and PAP MPs Joan...

Tan Chuan-Jin challenges Singaporeans to ‘fully embrace’ ageing, ’make it work for us all’

Singapore—Speaker of Parliament and People’s Action Party (PAP) Seniors Group chairman Tan Chuan-Jin spoke to over 400 members of the PAP Seniors Group at the each Garden restaurant in Hotel Miramar on October 13, Sunday, challenging everyone to “reframe” the narrative on ageing, saying...

Pritam Singh: PAP and opposition MPs are a ‘broadly united front’ overseas

Singapore—Workers’ Party (WP) head and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh is currently in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of a delegation from Singapore attending the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA). Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Parliament, is part of this delegation, along with other PAP MPs such as...

PM Lee, other S’porean leaders respond swiftly to Sri Lanka terrorist attack

Singapore—Even as the world reeled in shock and horror from the heinous Easter Sunday bombing attacks in churches, hotels and other areas in Sri Lanka on April 21, Singapore’s officials joined other leaders around the globe who quickly condemned the acts of terror, including...

Tan Chuan Jin witnesses shouting match in M’sian Parliament, tells fellow S’pore MPs ‘don’t get any wrong ideas’

Kuala Lumpur— On Tuesday, March 19, Malaysia gave Tan Chuan Jin, Singapore's Speaker of Parliament, a visit he’s unlikely to forget. In Mr Tan’s first official visit, he saw legislators from Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) get into an argument that escalated...

“We no longer believe you” – Singaporeans criticise Tan Chuan-Jin’s claim that Budget 2019 was not an ‘election budget’

Several Singaporeans have criticised Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin's claim that Budget 2019 is not an 'election budget'. As many Singaporeans expected, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat revealed details of the Merdeka Generation Package and unveiled a Bicentennial Bonus that includes a one-off cash sum...

Tan Chuan-Jin allegedly shut down student who asked why the Govt does not do more to help certain races

Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin allegedly shut down a student who had apparently asked why the Government is not doing more to help certain races, at a recent Q&A session. Pointing out that there seems to be a trend of politicians trying to passive-aggressively "roast"...

“Emo Chuan” strikes again: Tan Chuan-Jin appeals for sympathy by posting critical post about himself online

Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin has drawn some flak for appearing to appeal for the public's sympathy by sharing a Facebook post someone else published that is critical of him. Yesterday, the ruling party parliamentarian shared this post by Facebook user Huang Yi Feng. Sharing...

Mr. L, Singaporean with cancer who slept on staircase passes away, according to SP Tan Chuan-Jin

Singapore – Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin wrote a post via his Facebook profile on January 26, 2019, introducing everyone to Mr. L, a Singaporean with cancer who refused to stay in the hospital and slept on a staircase landing instead. Mr. L was not...