PM Lee stresses housing affordability, elderly welfare, and upholding trust in National Day address

During his National Day address, PM Lee highlighted challenges in public housing and elder care, reaffirmed the PAP’s commitment to integrity amidst controversies, and emphasized the importance of trust in navigating Singapore through trying times.

Red Dot United calls for probe into PM Lee’s decision leaving voters in equivalent one GRC without representation

Ravi Philemon, Secretary-General of Red Dot United, urges Parliament to investigate the Prime Minister’s decisions impacting representation and governance. He emphasizes the need for transparency and accountability, stating that delayed clarifications undermine trust. RDU calls for immediate action to restore public trust.

Lim Tean urges PM Lee to call for election as more PAP scandals unfold

Amid a series of scandals engulfing the ruling party, Lim Tean, leader of the People’s Voice party, urges PM Lee to dissolve parliament and call for an election, emphasizing that a party in such a state is unfit to govern. He sees these developments as a significant lapse in PM Lee’s judgment.

The sharp contrast of PM Anwar pledging completely clean government and PM Lee saying “no system can be completely infallible”

Opinion: While PM Anwar of Malaysia unequivocally vows to rid his country of corruption, Singapore’s PM Lee implies room for error amidst recent scandals. This contrast may reflect on their respective leadership as they navigate political storms.

PM Lee: PAP MPs Tan Chuan-Jin and Cheng Li Hui persisted in ‘inappropriate relationship’ despite being advised to stop

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong disclosed during a press conference that the resignations of Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin and MP Cheng Li Hui were driven by their involvement in an inappropriate relationship, which persisted despite prior warnings. In response to media inquiries, PM Lee confirmed that he became aware of their relationship after the last general election in 2020. Although PM Lee confronted both individuals about the matter in February this year, recent information indicated that the relationship between Mr. Tan and Ms. Cheng was still ongoing.

PM Lee defends Ministers amidst bungalow rental allegations, professes integrity of Singapore’s political system

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong asserts his confidence in Ministers K. Shanmugam and V. Balakrishnan, following a corruption probe revealing no misconduct. He emphasized the clean wage policy and personal choice in living arrangements for Singapore’s ministers. When queried by Pritam Singh, Leader of the Opposition, if there could be a better way to handle similar situations in the future, PM Lee noted that the issue of ministers instructing civil servants wasn’t public knowledge until it was disclosed in the report. “My view is he (Mr Shanmugam) could have done it a different way. He could have done it this way. He has given the House the reasons why he did it this way.I think those are cogent reasons, which I accept.” said PM Lee.

Singapore’s National Day Rally Speech set for August 20th

The Singapore Prime Minister’s Office announced that the annual National Day Rally in Singapore will be held on 20 August at the Institute of Technical Education College Central.

Red Dot United sends letter to Prime Minister to call for by-election in Jurong GRC

Following Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam’s announced resignation, Red Dot United (RDU) issued a call to Prime Minister Lee for a by-election in Jurong GRC. Despite the Apex Court’s ruling, RDU urged the PM to uphold democratic values and call a by-election.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong tests positive for COVID-19 again in ‘post COVID rebound’

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in a “post COVID rebound” incident. Despite being still infectious, Mr Lee assured the risk of transmission is low. In light of his diagnosis, he has opted for self-isolation and has had to miss public engagements, including the consecration ceremony of Sri Thendayuthapani Temple.

When the tide of decay is not stemmed, the rot sets in

Augustine Low opines, in a string of controversies, from the colonial bungalow scandal to the Keppel bribery affair, we’re repeatedly told “the system works; let’s move on.” But can minor scratches explain the emerging decay? Silence breeds distrust, and waiting for answers fuels speculation. Will Prime Minister Lee’s words on upholding integrity apply equally to everyone, ensuring no one is above the law? Systemic failures need to be addressed; otherwise, the rot risks becoming permanent.