The city state’s ruling party has weathered a crisis poll, now it must work with the opposition to confront challenges, contribute to region’s growth and ensure balanced ties with China and the US
Singapore’s government has a goal to plant 1 million new trees by 2030, and make it so in the future no citizen should live more than a 10-minute walk from a park.
In a Facebook post, alleged that the Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam and Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan were given preferential treatment in renting colonial bungalows.
Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong says there is “no alternative” to a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians amid the “enormous human tragedy”.
PM Lee Hsien Loong and DPM Lawrence Wong said the ruling PAP would be “refreshed” by its 70th anniversary next year and ready to “win the confidence” of voters.
‘Forward Singapore’, the product of a nationwide feedback exercise, offers a road map for an inclusive Singapore that analysts say will inform the ruling PAP’s election campaign.
The Johor-Singapore special economic zone is aimed at attracting investment to the area and enhancing the flow of goods and people across borders.
The 16-month ‘Forward Singapore’ feedback gathering exercise found Singaporeans were concerned about ‘fulfilment, meaning, purpose’, amid rising costs of living.
The regional geopolitical outlook is ‘not all gloomy’ given the efforts by states to maintain good ties, said PM Lee Hsien Loong at the Asia Future Summit in Singapore.
Singapore’s Prime Minister’s Office has ordered Australia-based website East Asia Forum to issue a correction over falsehoods in an article written by an academic.
More than three in five Singaporeans surveyed said they were ready for a PM from an ethnic minority group – with younger people more in favour than older generations.
K Shanmugam and Vivian Balakrishnan have sued Lee Hsien Yang for defamation over allegations about the Singapore ministers’ rental of two bungalows at Ridout Road.
The former ruling party stalwart’s massive 70.4 per cent share of the vote showed that voters prioritised a candidate’s ability more than other factors, analysts noted.
The government’s decision to be more transparent about the reserves could indicate it hopes voters pick the person best suited to act as the reserves’ steward, analysts say.
At a time of rising living costs, political scandals and ‘displeasure with the status quo’, analysts say this week’s presidential election may be an opportunity for Singaporeans to register displeasure with the ruling People’s Action Party.
Tharman says his long service in previous Singapore cabinets would not compromise his independence as he is ‘non-partisan by character’.
More means-tested housing grants will be introduced to help lower- and middle-income households own homes.
Businessman George Goh, who has insisted he was the sole presidential hopeful independent of the ruling PAP, did not make the cut.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called for prudence in managing the country’s financial reserves as the scale of future crises is unknown.
Former PAP minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, ex-state fund investment chief Ng Kok Song, and business executive George Goh have their eye on the largely ceremonial role.
Opposition chief Pritam Singh claims the government was slow to release information on events that put the ruling party in a bad light.
PM Lee Hsien Loong acknowledged in parliament he should have acted earlier after learning about the affair between ex-speaker Tan Chuan-jin and MP Cheng Li Hui in 2020.
PM Lee’s brother, currently in self-exile overseas, had made comments on Facebook about a saga surrounding the rental of colonia-era bungalows by the ministers.
Lawrence Wong also said the ruling party had distinct policies regarding criminal wrongdoing – which is unacceptable – and other forms of misconduct.
Ordinary Singaporeans have been left in a daze by the week’s political whiplash. But can a romantic affair really be equated with a high-profile corruption probe?
Seah will be nominated at the next sitting of parliament in August following the resignation of his predecessor Tan Chuan-Jin over an extramarital affair.
The development comes as the city state reels from a highly unusual series of misdeeds among MPs from both the long-ruling People’s Action Party and the Workers’ Party.
Aside from memes, social media discussions and commentaries in the national media delved into the implications of the political dramas for the country.
Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin and Cheng Li Hui had continued having an ‘inappropriate relationship’ even after being told to stop.