Tag: Vivian Balakrishnan

SDP’s Bryan Lim issues hard-hitting clapback against PAP candidate who insinuated they were “lazy”

The Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Bryan Lim Boon Heng took issue with an earlier comment made by a People’s Action Party (PAP) candidate who suggested the SDP members were “lazy”. In a social media post earlier today (July 12), Mr Lim shared photos of SDP...

In wake of recent fracas over PM Lee’s recent remarks, Singapore and Cambodia ‘reaffirm longstanding ties’ with visit from commander of Cambodia’s army

Singapore — After remarks by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong concerning Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia in 1978 did not go over well with those countries, a visit from the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces’ Deputy Commander-in-Chief and Commander of Army (COA), Lieutenant-General Hun Manet, is...

Heng Swee Keat and Vivian Balakrishnan visit Johor for Sultan’s Hari Raya open house

Singapore—In keeping with the yearly tradition of officials from Singapore visiting the Sultan of Johor to attend the Hari Raya open house, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan were in Johor on Wednesday, June 5, along...

‘Sandwiched’ in the US-China trade war, Singapore does not wish “to be forced into making invidious choices” – Vivian Balakrishnan

Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister, noted that as the US-China trade war generates huge skepticism and unpredictability within global markets, Southeast Asia countries must view developments with great concern. “And one point is...

Singapore will continue to strive towards being a “Smart Nation”, data breaches notwithstanding—Vivian Balakrishnan

San Francisco—According to Singapore’s Foreign Minister, the data breaches which occurred lately will not affect the country’s endeavour to build itself as a “Smart Nation”. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan is not only the Foreign Minister of Singapore, but he is also in charge of Singapore’s push...

Khaw Boon Wan fractures arm; Foreign Affairs minister takes over bilateral talks in the interim period

Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan was injured last week and is presently confined in the hospital. He is on extended medical leave, and in the meantime, Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will be overseeing some of his duties. Mr Khaw, age 66, fell...

Dr. Balakrishnan takes a firm stand: S’pore has sharp elbows and is unafraid to use them in bilateral disputes

In the House on Monday, January 14, Members of Parliament brought up the question of whether Malaysia is sincere in its efforts to resolve its territorial disputes with Singapore. They asked how long would Singapore’s tolerance and patience would be, given that in spite...

Vivian Balakrishnan welcomes Mohamed Azmin Ali, says S’pore and M’sia have “far more opportunities to work together”

Singapore’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, proved to be a gracious host to Malaysian Minister of Economic Affairs Dato’ Seri Azmin Ali on Sunday, January 13, even as Singapore had sent a protest note to Malaysia over an unauthorized visit from Johor chief minister...

Singapore and Malaysia agree to take steps in de-escalating territorial dispute tensions

In a meeting between the foreign ministers of Singapore and Malaysia today, January 8, has resulted in an agreement from both parties to scale back on recent airspace and maritime territorial disputes. A joint statement between the two foreign ministries was released after the meeting...

Vivian Balakrishnan: Singaporeans have no need to be negative about the future, in spite of global tensions

While in the midst of global tensions today, there is no need for Singapore to be negative about the future, said Vivian Balakrishnan, the country's Foreign Affairs Minister in Parliament on November 19, Monday. Balakrishnan reviewed the country’s achievement in the light of its achievements...