Edwin Tong: Singapore Govt dedicated to uplifting standards of Singapore football

Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, reaffirmed the government’s unwavering dedication to improving Singapore football.

The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) is currently conducting a review of the team’s performance at the SEA Games, and the findings are anticipated to be disclosed in July.

Mr Tong, formerly vice-president of FAS from 2013 to 2020, acknowledged the need for better results but emphasised long-term efforts and collective action.

Edwin Tong insists on People’s Association’s political neutrality and denies involvement in partisan activities

Singapore’s People’s Association (PA) does not participate in or allow its resources to be used for partisan political activities, says Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Edwin Tong.

Responding to questions by Workers’ Party Members of Parliament, Tong emphasized that PA serves all Singaporeans and the government of the day, and invites the Workers’ Party to recognize PA’s value in serving the community.

Minister pulled off two head scratchers and one deflection

Opinion piece by Augustine Low on Minister Edwin Tong’s response to the proposal of an English test for citizenship in Singapore and his comments on high rental at Geylang Serai Ramadan bazaar.

His statement that a significant proportion of Singaporeans throughout history have not been able to speak English well and his example of his 96-year-old grandmother not being able to pass the test are considered irrelevant and deflections from the issue.

Additionally, his response to the issue of high rental rates for trade fairs and bazaars has been criticized as a deflection rather than addressing the problem.

Measures in place to ensure well-being of Team Singapore at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Edwin Tong

A total of 23 Team Singapore athletes competing across 12 sports will be at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and arrangements are being made to ensure their well-being and safety, said Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law on Monday (5 July). Mr Tong was responding to a question … Read more

Fostering dialogue about race and religion, responsible online behaviour, and more on Govt efforts to tackling racism: Edwin Tong

Singapore does not tolerate any form of racial discrimination, said the Minister of Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong in Parliament on Monday (5 July), adding, “racial discrimination sows discord amongst and between different communities and threatens the harmony that we’ve worked so hard over so many generations to build up.” Acknowledging that Singapore’s multiculturalism … Read more

Edwin Tong assures public that “no one has ever been fined” for continue displaying national flag after 30 Sept, Govt not planning to do so

Minister for Culture, Community & Youth Edwin Tong took to his Facebook on Wednesday (30 Sep) to assure the general public that “no one has ever been fined” for continue displaying the national flag after 30 September, adding that the Government is not planning to do so. “There’s been some concern raised after certain media … Read more