Tag Archives: Lee Hsien Loong

Lee should demonstrate leadership in Amos Yee saga

By Dr Chee Soon Juan Mr Amos Yee’s video and his prosecution has grabbed the attention of Singaporeans, evoking strong emotions among many people. Amos’ remarks must have hurt PM Lee Hsien Loong deeply. After all, Lee Kuan Yew was the PM’s father and no one enjoys having their loved ones criticised, especially at a time when one is still …

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Not entirely certain who will be S’pore’s next leader: PM Lee

In an interview with reporters recently, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was asked about his successor. Q: Is your future successor currently in the Cabinet? Because you have said you want to hand over before you are 70 years old, so is it also likely that you hand over to your successor mid-way in the next term, so you have …

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When ministers make wrong or unsubstantiated claims

There was a time when members of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) prided themselves on basing things on facts, and would go the length to sue anyone who would do otherwise. Things seem to have changed somewhat lately. Three recent instances show that PAP ministers have made claims or allegations which do not seem to be based on facts, …

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PAP pleads for blank cheque

In a time where trust in his party is on the wane, with distrust among Singaporeans perhaps at an all time high, the secretary general of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has called on Singaporeans to, effectively, give it a blank cheque, as far as political competition is concerned. Speaking at his party’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Lee Hsien Loong …

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We want “realistic and correct salaries” in government: Lee Hsien Loong

In a television interview with Yang Lan, a Chinese personality, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong explained that the high salaries of Singapore ministers were about getting “the right people for the right jobs.” Mr Lee, who is in Beijing to attend the 22nd Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit, was asked by Ms Yang Lan in an interview for Beijing Satellite …

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Summary judgment had been entered against Roy Ngerng

The High Court has allowed summary judgement against Blogger, Roy Ngerng Yi Ling in the defamation suit filed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Mr Ngerng, is being sued by Mr Lee in his personal capacity for a series of articles which had accused Mr Lee of “criminal misappropriation” of Singaporeans’ Central Provident Fund (CPF) monies, said Mr Lee’s lawyers, by comparing …

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Yang Yin saga presents opportunity for PA to improve

The ongoing saga of Chinese national and Singapore permanent resident, Yang Yin, seems to throw up more surprises as each day passes. It would seem that Mr Yang has lied, falsified or faked all that he has said and done – from his educational degree to his dance studio, from his application for permanent residency, to his claims to be …

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Join anti-ISIS fight? We haven’t decided yet, says Lee

In his first direct comments on the global effort to combat the Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the Middle East, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says Singapore has not “reached a point of making a decision yet.” The global effort, backed by some 40 nations and international organisations, is led by the United States, which have taken a more …

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PM Lee takes dig at opposition, but gets basic facts wrong

By Andrew Loh In a forum in London, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took a dig at the Singapore political opposition. Regurgitating what he has said in the past, Mr Lee said the people of Singapore know that “the government generally is doing the right thing” which he described as “the odd thing going on in Singapore.” “But they like …

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