Tag: Tharman Shanmugaratnam

Singaporeans happy over pleasant encounters between Tharman Shanmugaratnam & Dr Chee Soon Juan

Singapore—While campaigning can get very ugly indeed, Singaporean netizens have been thrilled to see the opposite, when members of different parties have crossed paths and show civility and goodwill. On Sunday, July 5, a reader submitted a 10-second video to media outfit Mothership, showing...

Singaporeans have no reason to not be ready for a non-Chinese PM

With elections around the corner, perhaps it is a good time to look back at a comment by then Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in March last year. During a forum at the Nanyang Technological University on March 28 last year, this question was posed...

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...

It’s back: Tharman’s 2011 remark that “a strong opposition is good for PAP and the country”

Singapore — A news report from 2011 which quotes Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam as saying that a strong opposition is good for both Singapore and the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) has resurfaced online in Facebook pages such as Singapore Election News Portal and Wake...

“Why doesn’t the PAP allow Tharman to be PM?” Netizens speculate

Singapore—Wake Up, Singapore, a political website run by a “community of young activists” asked on its Facebook page on June 18 why the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) “doesn’t allow” Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam to be the Prime Minister. https://www.facebook.com/wakeupSG/posts/1669791729853112 Mr Tharman, the Senior Minister and Coordinating...

Singapore must strengthen social compact and make sure no one is left behind: SM Tharman

Singapore -- In the fifth of the National Broadcasts on Singapore after Covid-19, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam spoke on the theme, A Stronger And More Cohesive Society, on Wednesday (June 17). The overall theme involves solidarity, social cohesion and enforcing equal opportunities. Mr Tharman, who...

SM Tharman: Amid Covid-19 fallout, “our first priority today is to save jobs”

Singapore — On Wednesday (June 17), Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam tackled the challenges Singaporeans are facing together today, in a speech on the theme, A Stronger And More Cohesive Society. His speech is the fifth in a series of...

An example of “modern-day bigotry” says Tharman on condo resident yelling vulgarities at security officer

A "sense of entitlement" and an example of "modern-day bigotry" is what Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said about a condominium resident hurling vulgarities at a security officer working at a private residence. “What this resident did and said was wrong — at so many levels. It is these...

Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam receives high praise from Dr Tan Cheng Bock

Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Thursday (October 17) received the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award by the US-based Institute of International Finance (IIF). In light of this, he received high praise from Secretary General of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) Dr Tan Cheng Bock. Mr...

Tharman Shanmugaratnam on shortlist to become next IMF chief

Singapore — It looks as though Christine Lagarde, who has been serving as the Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund since 2011, may be leaving her post soon, and the Singapore's own Tharman Shanmugaratnam, currently a Senior Minister, may be stepping...