Daily Archives: 2019-03-29

Mr Heng’s statement that only young Singaporeans are ready for an ethnic minority PM shows that he’s out of touch with society

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s recent statement (28 March) about most Singaporeans might not be ready for an ethnic minority PM has drawn the ire of many citizens including international human rights M Ravi and Peoples Voice Singapore politician Simon Lim. While at public policy and global affairs programme at a forum held in Nanyang Technological University’s (MTU’s) School of …

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Singapore to rely on “intelligence sharing” with Australia in preparation for “expected reprisals” after Christchurch massacre: Ng Eng Hen

In an effort to step up Singapore’s counter-terrorism measures in the face of “expected reprisals” following the Christchurch massacre that took the lives of 50 Muslim worshippers on 15 Mar, the Republic will rely on “intelligence sharing” with Australia. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with senior Australian ministers in Sydney on Fri (29 Mar), Dr Ng was quoted by …

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Singaporean mother shares daughter’s internship experience of being told off by Filipinos not to snatch jobs meant for them

During a ministerial dialogue at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) on Thursday (28 March), Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat mentioned that Singaporeans need to be more open and understanding of foreigners, regardless whether they’re immigrants, workers or students from other countries. This is so they will have the confidence to interact with people of all races. He added that it’s wrong …

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Young Singaporeans might be ready for an ethnic minority PM, but not the rest of the population, says Heng Swee Keat

While young Singaporeans might be “quite comfortable” with the prospect of being led by a Prime Minister (PM) of a minority race, Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is sceptical as to whether the same viewpoint is shared by other Singaporeans, particularly those from older generations. Mr Heng’s statement was made in response to a question posed by Assistant Professor Walid …

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