Two images pop up every time I think about GE2020 – for very different reasons. One shows Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh talking to the camera on the last day of election campaigning and the other is that of Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, fumbling his speech on Nomination Day.
A year after the 2020 General Election (GE), Singapore’s 14th Parliament has debated on an array of issues ranging from the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, sustainability, impact of free trade agreements to racism.
A year after his bruising electoral defeat, former political office holder Amrin Amin continues to be immersed in community work, saying the results have spurred him to do more on the ground.
A 47-year-old man who threw a LGBTQ pride flag displayed at several workers of a Lau Pat Sat food stall and shouted at them has been given a 24-month conditional warning.
Falsehoods related to racism or xenophobia can be quelled early if certain information is released, conceded Ong.
The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) has made FTAs, particularly the CECA between Singapore and India, "political scapegoats" in order to discredit the PAP government, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung in Parliament on Tuesday (6 July).
Police reports in Singapore involving racial or religious friction nearly doubled last year, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said
Singapore is expected to allow larger groups of five people to dine in from 12 July, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Monday (5 July).
The plans by countries around the world to set a global minimum corporate tax rate will make it harder for Singapore to attract investments, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Monday (5 July).
The Housing and Development Board's Ethnic Integration Policy (EIP) which was implemented in 1989 to ensure a balanced mix of ethnic groups in public neighbourhoods remains necessary today, said National Development Minister Desmond Lee on Monday (5 July).
An after-action review of S'pore's response to COVID will be more broad-ranging than a Committee of Inquiry.
Members of Parliament on both sides of the House on Tuesday (11 May) condemned the allegedly racist attack on a 55-year-old Indian woman that took place last week.
Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam has challenged the Progress Singapore Party NCMP Leong Mun Wai to debate the India–Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, also known as CECA, in Parliament.
The government will maintain its approach of naming persons accused of sex crimes prior to conviction, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Monday (10 May).
The culture of editorial independence already exists in Singapore’s media industry and this will continue as Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) revamps its business model, said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran on Monday (10 May).
Former Minister Khaw Boon Wan will be the chairman of Singapore Press Holdings’ not-for-profit media business, said Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran said in Parliament on Monday (10 May).
The Singapore government was prepared to initiate legal proceedings to protect its position arising from its ownership of the song “Count on Me, Singapore”, said Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, on Monday (5 April).
The suspension of Singapore Airlines’ flights to Hong Kong from the city-state does not affect the ongoing talks to establish an air travel bubble between the two destinations, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday (5 April).
Residents in Singapore aged under 45 will be invited to book their COVID-19 vaccination slots from June, based on the current schedule, said Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary in Parliament on Monday (5 April).
Singapore is exploring with several countries and regions, including Australia, on the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates, said Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung on Monday (5 April).
The Ministry of Health will be conducting further studies to monitor and review the extent and duration of immunity provided by the COVID-19 vaccines, said Senior Minister of State for Health Janil Puthucheary in Parliament on Monday (5 April).
Singapore is embarking on national project on football, seeking to unite Singaporeans via excellence in the sport, more than a decade after the end of the Goal 2010 initiative.
Following hawker culture's inscription into UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list, Singaporeans will be engaged to identify future nominees.