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  1. More may get medical vouchers after trial

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The health-care voucher scheme, announced in Wednesday's policy address, may be expanded to benefit more people and the subsidies per patient may rise, the health secretary said yesterday. Under the three-year trial scheme, people aged 70 and over will receive five health-care vouchers a year, each worth HK$50, to subsidise primary medical care services they buy ...

  2. Singapore highlights risk of war

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has issued a warning against Taiwan independence, saying it would result in a war and a permanent rise in Chinese nationalism ... Mr Goh said although President Chen Shui-bian was conciliatory in his inauguration speech, he did not renounce independence. 'Yet independence for Taiwan is a non-starter,' he ...

  3. MSF highlights Congo's plight

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Medecins Sans Frontieres has launched a photo exhibition to highlight the grim situation faced by people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country long troubled by conflict and epidemics. The humanitarian organisation opened the exhibition, Democratic Republic of Congo: The Forgotten War, earlier this month in the hope of raising awareness of the African ...

  4. Changing of the guard will bring little change

    Posted Aug 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two of the big surprises of Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong's tenure have been his popularity with the public and his more recent moves to reduce the government's famously intrusive presence in citizens' lives. Perhaps they are not completely unrelated. This is something that Mr Goh's deputy, Lee Hsien Loong, should keep in mind as he takes over the top spot ...

  5. US trade-pact plan must not isolate China, Asean told

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the forum, Singapore's emeritus senior minister Goh Chok Tong said Asean countries would not take sides with either the US or China. 'We have our own core interests to look after, and we are all primarily motivated by our own national interests,' Goh said, adding that 'nobody will want to side with China or the US'. $292.8b The amount, in US dollars, to which ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Still searching for the Apec identity

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by THOM WOODROOFE

    ... the former Singaporean prime minister Goh Chok Tong or the former Thai leader Anand Panyarachun. Ultimately, a collapse of Apec is in nobody's interests. But, to ensure its survival, it must ...

  7. Singaporean eatery snubs Tsang

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Martin Wong

    ... and Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. Mr Tsang will also meet Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean, second assistant secretary-general of the ruling People's Action Party. Mr Tsang, who has proposed ...

  8. Singapore's PM-elect slips into Taiwan

    Posted Jul 11th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... succeeds Goh Chok Tong as prime minister this month, was greeted by Su Tseng-chang, secretary-general of the Presidential Office, at Taiwan's international airport. He was expected to meet ... for Singapore's soldiers. The legislator, who declined to be named, said the leaders also would discuss economic and trade co-operation programmes. As Mr Lee will soon succeed Mr Goh, his meetings ...

  9. Roh faces new fight with his foes over his nominee for PM

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... there won't be any fundamental repositioning,' said Lim Wonhyuk of the Korea Development Institute. A new prime minister is needed to replace Goh Kun who resigned this week. Before leaving office, Mr Goh resisted repeated requests by the presidential office to put his name to a list of new cabinet appointments. Under the South Korean constitution, the president receives ...

  10. Chess champ an unwitting pawn in smear claim

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... parent, I will check on the options to protect her from this kind of nuisance.' School principal Goh Boon Poh said the rumours were untrue and Marcus- a prefect- had already transferred ...




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