Tag: Vivian Balakrishnan

S’pore will take care of Bangladeshi workers during Covid-19

Amidst the recent surge of Covid-19 cases among foreign workers in Singapore, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan has assured Bangladeshi Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen that Bangladeshi workers in the country will have proper access to good healthcare and receive their salaries regularly. The rapid increase in Covid-19...

Netizens compare Dr Vivian Balakrishnan with M’sian health minister who claims drinking warm water helps prevent Covid-19

Sharing a video of Singapore’s Dr Vivian Balakrishnan speaking, netizens compared his speech to that of Malaysia’s Health Minister Adham Baba. In a video circulating on social media and Whatsapp messenger, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan spoke about Singapore’s response to the Covid-19...

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...