Daily Archives: 2019-02-25

Jose Raymond: Government can do more to support caregivers of the elderly

Jose Raymond of the Singapore People’s Party took to Facebook to suggest ways for the government to provide better support to Singaporeans in taking care of their elders. Mr Raymond talked about his own experience of caring for his father during the last few months of his life which he described as ‘the best decision’ he’s made in his adult …

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Former MOF civil servant turned journalist praises Minister Heng’s collaborative approach in building Singapore’s economy

Taking a look at Heng Swee Keat’s tenure as Finance Minister, Channel NewsAisa says his annual budgets have shifted to allow the business community more leverage for positioning the economy for the future which reflects the minister’s own collaborative approach in leading Singapore. With rumours abound that Mr Heng is in line to take over as leader of Singapore, people …

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Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan to act on behalf of Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan in bilateral talks with Malaysia following the latter’s arm injury

Following Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan’s extended medical leave as a result of an arm fracture after a fall last week, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan has been appointed as the Acting Minister in Singapore’s bilateral negotiations with Malaysia. In a statement on Monday (25 Feb), the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced that Mr Khaw is currently being warded, and “will …

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Singapore’s former Lions help raise funds for the Chiam See Tong Sports Fund

Singapore’s big name Ex-Internationals rolled back the years at the Our Tampines Hub on Friday, 22 February 2019 as they entertained fans at the inaugural Chiam See Tong Sports Fund Charity Shield. Despite going down 6-2 to 2018 National Football League Division Two champions Singapore Khalsa Association, the likes of Malek Awab, Mohd Noor Ali, Tay Peng Kee, Shahri Rahim, …

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The Singapore government’s apparent sensitivities for foreign interference would hold a lot more weight if it didn’t have apparent loose canons like Kausikan muddying the waters.

Singapore is certainly no stranger to being sensitive about so called “foreign interference” in our domestic affairs. It is after all in name of the foreign bogeyman that our former Prime Minister, Mr Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) has sued numerous foreign publications for commenting on the domestic affairs of our nation state. LKY had also used the alleged threat of …

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“Re-position” Sentosa as “the new Bali” for tourists: City Developments Ltd Executive Chairman Kwek Leng Beng

Singapore should “re-position” Sentosa as “the new Bali” for tourists, said City Developments Ltd. Executive Chairman Kwek Leng Beng. Bloomberg reported Mr Kwek as saying on Thursday (21 Feb) that “Sentosa was touted when it first started for the rich and famous”, and that over time, Singapore had overlooked the island. “Her parents just forgot about this young lady … …

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