Ong Teng Cheong

Leader will not seek a second term

President Ong Teng Cheong has formally announced his decision not to seek a second term in office, leaving the republic in a constitutional dilemma.

Saturday, 17 July, 1999, 12:00am

Rulers gear up to repel foreign threat

Having seen the People's Action Party sweep back into power for its ninth consecutive term with an even greater majority, it would appear the country's leaders are now more concerned by the threat from outside than from within.

27 May 1997 - 12:00am

Blind boy gets surgery

THE six-year-old blind son of a Hong Kong man facing the gallows in Singapore will receive two operations to treat his eye conditions.

Yesterday a South China Morning Post reader pledged $29,000 to pay for the boy's treatment, although his doctor stressed his eyesight could never be restored.

24 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Angel 'calm' on eve of execution

HONG KONG woman Angel Mou Pui-peng was to be hanged as scheduled this morning in Singapore.

Changi Prison authorities were said to have told a family friend late last night that they had received instructions to execute her at dawn.

But Mou's family were last night still hoping for word that a last-ditch reprieve would be granted.

6 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Differing views on sentence

I AM writing on behalf of Miss Poon Yuen-chung and the imminent death she now faces.

While laws are laws and what I am about to write others will argue, we need to take a different avenue in the sentences we hand down.

This goes not only for Singapore, but the entire world.

14 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Singapore casts a cold eye on future

SINGAPOREANS were told last night that while their country was prospering now, they must prepare for a future in which an ageing population would face tougher international competition.

11 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Singapore leader opens Parliament

SINGAPORE'S first session of Parliament for 1994 opened yesterday with some of the pomp and ceremony of the past amid concern about problems in the future.

11 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Singapore and PAP

NO one expected Ong Teng Cheong to lose Singapore's first presidential election, held over the weekend.

30 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

New laws to curb executive abuses

CHINA plans to draft a set of laws to strengthen the legislature's supervision of abuses by the country's executive authorities, according to National People's Congress chairman, Qiao Shi.

31 Jul 1993 - 12:00am