President'S Scholars

Who said it?

We shouldn't, because of one incident, make that into an issue

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong responds to a Chinese student's insulting reference to Singaporeans

Friday, 6 April, 2012, 12:00am

Who said it?

The governing coalition must share the same vision. I doubt if this is possible if team members come from political parties that have widely different beliefs and aspirations

Former education secretary Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun

What Yiyi wants is not just a guarantee that her leg is not amputated, but resumption of the functions of her legs

16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Tsang looks to Singapore for ideas

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is to tap the brains of Singapore's leaders on grooming political talent in meetings this afternoon.

17 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


Lee Hsien Loong gets thumbs up

Mary Lim, 33

'I think he has successfully brought a breath of fresh air to the government. The cabinet appears to be more energetic and go-getting, with a 'let's do it' attitude.

9 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Extreme makeover gives Lee a softer edge

Lee Hsien Loong has undergone something akin to an extreme makeover since he was formally announced as Singapore's next prime minister this time last year.

The military-style haircut has softened and the suits that never quite seemed to fit his tall gangly frame have been replaced at public events with casual shirts.

11 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Religion's role

In 'Lessons in values' (October 7), J. Garner says: 'Ironic, isn't it? The mainland welcomes Japanese males exploiting Chinese women, but expels or imprisons preachers who advocate a higher morality and respect for one's neighbour.'

15 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Be cautious on Singapore reforms: Lee Kuan Yew

Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew has declared the 'old system, the old paradigm' no longer valid, as he called on Singapore's younger leaders to shape the vision of the island-state's future.

16 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Minister sees perils in liberty

Singaporeans have been warned by the government that there is a price to be paid for liberty if officials ease their famously strong grip on society.

Minister of State Vivian Balakrishnan told parliament that if there was 'less shackling' by the state, people had to be prepared to accept more responsibility for their actions.

4 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Lee warns of slower growth and end to lifetime jobs

The country must get used to much slower growth rates in the coming years as the government tries to overhaul the rapidly maturing economy, the deputy prime minister has said.

5 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Economy gets a shot in the arm

SINGAPORE'S TRADE-RELIANT economy - like many others in the region - is hurting. Undermined by the slowdown in the world's leading economies, bludgeoned by the extraordinary decline in demand for hi-tech products, and reeling from the impact of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, workers and businesses are facing some of the toughest conditions in decades.

5 Oct 2001 - 12:00am