Tag: Tharman Shanmugaratnam

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...

“Where is the magic moving escalator?”Lawyer Khush Chopra questions Tharman on his statement on upward mobility of all citizens

Singapore — Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who is also Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, said at the Institute for Government's 10th-anniversary conference in London on June 12, that society needs a moving escalator that ensures the upward mobility of all citizens. As Mr Tharman talked...

Tharman Shanmugaratnam is co-chair of UN advisory board on inequality report

Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Singapore's Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies is co-chair to the 2019 Human Development Report advisory board. This announcement was disclosed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday (May 22). Mr. Tharman will be working with Thomas Piketty,...

Tharman says Swee Keat is the best choice for PM though netizens feel Tharman maybe the better choice

Singapore—With the changes in the cabinet announced on Tuesday, April 23, the country’s two current Deputy Prime Ministers Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Teo Chee Hean, who will both become Senior Ministers, weighed in on their social media accounts concerning Singapore’s leadership succession. However, many netizens...

Pritam apparently not a choice at all for next PM : Poll

Many names were thrown out in the ongoing debate on who should be the next Prime Minister (PM) of Singapore. Even after Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat was given the position of first assistant secretary general of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), other...

DPM Tharman, Heng Swee Keat, S Iswaran to attend World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, and Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran are to attend the 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) from Jan. 22 to 25 in Davos, Switzerland. This year’s theme is “Globalization 4.0: Shaping a New Architecture in...

‘One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain’–PJ Thum throws shade at Shanmugaratnam, PM Lee and Shanmugam

Well, we would never have taken historian Pingtjin Thum to be an Arianna Grande fan. Taking a page from the pop singer's recent smash hit song, "thank u, next," whose refrain 'One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain' became so...

DPM Tharman, “Government is simplifying eligibility for support schemes”

According to Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the government must simplify the processes for accessing support schemes, in order to prevent people from experiencing more stress in times of financial difficulty. Tharman made these remarks at a book launch on Tuesday, November 27, adding...

Calvin Cheng weighs in on who should be the next PM; netizens say Tharman

Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng weighed in on who he thought should be the next Prime Minister of Singapore on social media on Sunday, November 18. In his post on Facebook, he wrote, “I was asked below by a commentator who...

DPM Tharman weighs in on inequality, urges citizens to keep ‘escalator’ of social mobility moving to ‘help people do well for themselves’

In the latest of a series of officials to speak on the issue of inequality, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam used a unique analogy for staying upwardly mobile, urging Singaporeans to keep the “escalator” of social mobility moving. He argued that if the escalator...