Popular US website features President Halimah Yacob as one of 12 women who run the world


US pop culture website NowThis has featured Singapore President Halimah Yacob as one of 12 women who run the world.

The popular web publication identified 12 women, as part of its 2017 in Review series, who have been elected into office around the world.

Besides President Halimah, this list includes New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Iceland Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasan, Australian Senator Penny Wong, as well as 7 US politicians: Senator Catherine Cortez, Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith,  Mayors Preet Didbal and Latoya Cantrell, State Representatives Teresa Alonso and Ilhan Omar, along with Democratic Party member Danica Roem.

Interestingly, the video includes more than one clip and a short description of the values all the female politicians it has featured hold – all except for President Halimah.

The video only describes the head of state as the first woman president of Singapore and includes only one silent clip of her – leaving her part in the video in stark contrast to the other women, all of whom have more than one shot and more information about themselves.

Take a look at the video here:

Women Who Ran for Office in 2017

In 2017, women didn't just run the world, they ran for office

Posted by NowThis Her on Wednesday, 27 December 2017


  1. What to display alongside the others’ credentials? Dubious ethnicity, no corporate experience, PAP puppet to prevent another one to take the presidency, selected not elected, false do-gooder who put up hdb-as-istana drama, quietism when she needs to speak up…… in a word, a clown under the arch clown called Lee Hsien Loong

  2. How the so called reserved elected presidency played out is a total sham. The government just wanted to install one of their stooges as president and created this whole charade to make it seem legit. If you look at how autocracies are run, SG definitely follows the playbook to a t.

  3. Its seem alot of chinese barbarian make bad comment in here, if singaporean know the history of temasek are belong to malay, but when traders from barbarian china came make more sins in here, gambling gangsterism evil doers. All about money talk…No more peace and love. Respect the president she not the one are to blame.. to blame is ur uncle Mr. Lee

  4. This is what Chinese say “轻轻带过”..I can’t blame whosoever that made this video as there is really nothing for him/her to talk about . Looking at the passion the other female politicians have for her nation and then we look at Halimah Yacob is simply a mockery to the world …..or at least they could have mentioned that Yacob is the first self elected president and perhaps it will raise some eye brows ?

  5. “…run the world…”??? None of our president, from Yusof Ishak till now is anywhere near that. Even running Spore is quite remote. The PM (of course I mean LKY) is the one that runs spore and maybe “run” part of the world. US run the world, China run the world. Our president??? Please, give some examples.

    • What you know about race? Many here i believe have many good friends not from their racial group. I, for one, have many filipino good friends. So what race? The issue is stirred up by the government which wants to be free from presidential troubles. Especially LHL who fears for the last few years of his PMship. And if you want to elect a malay candidate, for heaven’s sake give us a genuine one. For people to know the truth and expect them to shut up is to take them for fools.