Singapore to implement mandatory settling-in programme for maids
The Ministry of Manpower will implement a new mandatory Settling-in-Programme (SIP) for first-time foreign domestic workers by middle of next year, replacing the current mandatory Entry Test.
Singapore looks for meaning amidst plenty
Singaporeans must understand value in more than just the material terms of the word in their search for nationhood.
The new Singapore president’s vision of home
President Tony Tan Keng Yam's address at the opening of Singapore's 12th Parliament
Singaporeans awaken from political apathy
There is a noticeable increase in the number of people – especially from the younger generation – discussing local issues and politics, when they would not have bothered a year ago.
President guards Reserves: Really?
President Dr Tony Tan has been emphasising all along as arguably the focal point of his campaign – that the President holds the ‘key’ to the past reserves and therefore needs the experience, knowledge and expertise to make the right decisions in the future.
I will reach out to all, says Dr Tony Tan
Speaking at a press conference, the former Deputy Prime Minister said: "To those who voted for other candidates, I will strive to be your President also and to find ways in which I can best represent your hopes and dreams for our Singapore."
Dr Tony Tan is Singapore’s new President
At about 1.10am, news filtered through that Dr Tony Tan had won by garnering about 8,000 votes more than his closest rival, Dr Tan Cheng Bock.
An eventful end to nine days of campaigning
Politics ought to be a debate about issues, instead of such personal attacks which Dr Tony Tan said would lower the tone of politics in Singapore.
An open letter to Singapore presidential candidates
For the first time in 18 years, Singaporeans will be able to vote for their elected President. Many of us hope for an independent President who will be able to represent Singaporeans.
Testimonial to Cheng Bock’s commitment to serve
For more than an hour, Singaporeans of all stripes - from a taxi driver to a scientist - took to the stage at the presidential candidate's rally last night to share similar stories, testifying to Dr Tan's commitment to the people he served, whether as their doctor or MP.
Pension for ministers – more disclosure, please
The Prime Minister’s Office’s statement says that “over time the pensionable component has shrunk as a proportion of total monthly salary.” What is the pensionable amount as a percentage of the annual salary?
Singapore Election: How many didn’t vote?
Since voting is compulsory, what happens if you do not vote in the elections? Your name will be removed from the register of voters.
Singapore Election: Aljunied voters have decided
Aljunied voters have decided and I respect their decision. Having committed 23 years of service to the residents, it is only natural for me to feel disappointed but this is politics.
By George Yeo
Singapore elections: GRC – A Gross (mis)Representation of our Community
GRC system was not about minority representation. It was about giving young and new candidates an easy ride into Parliament, so that more people would be willing to take that chance.
Letter: Cheong Chun Yin is an innocent victim
The family of Cheong Chun Yin, a 28 year old Malaysian who is in death row in Singapore for drug trafficking, submitted a petition with 8778 signatures to the Singapore President Mr SR Nathan at 10 am, today.
Singapore: Only two terms for ministers
Singapore may limit the terms of its ministers to two to give opportunities to newcomers, a report here said.