In a bid to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 on Singaporeans, bus and train fares will remain unchanged from end-2020, with a fare hike rolled over till 2021.
Worker’s Party chief Pritam Singh took exception to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s description of opposition voters as “free riders”, as the Leader of the Opposition and the PM crossed swords in Parliament for the first time.
While Singaporeans’ anxiety about competition for jobs from foreigners is understandable, it would do “great harm” to Singapore if others get the wrong impression that the country is no longer welcoming foreigners, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (1 September).
It is only a matter of time before a novel pathogen that is “highly infectious, deadly, and mutates easily”, termed Disease X, strikes humanity, warned Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (1 September).
In hindsight, the government would have handled issues such as the quarantine of returning Singaporeans and the migrant worker dormitories differently, acknowledged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (1 September).
In light of modern-day misinformation and disinformation campaigns that can hijack discussions of divisive issues such as immigration, Parliament can play its part in reframing the public narrative via the formation of more select committees, said Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh on 31 August.
The evolution of the political conversation in Singapore will depend on, among others, the quantity and quality of information that is shared by the government in Parliament, said Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh on Monday (31 August).
Assistant news editor Nicholas Yong argues that while the PAP government has warned against the dangers of polarisation, it is entirely up to them to set the tone for parliamentary debate.
Both President Halimah Yacob and Speaker Tan Chuan-jin warned against the dangers of polarisation and populism, as Singapore’s 14th Parliament officially opened on Monday evening (24 August).
A Disciplinary Tribunal that censured Lee Suet Fern for grossly improper professional conduct in her handling of the late Lee Kuan Yew’s final will, “cherry-picked” evidence in arriving at its conclusions, said her lawyers at an appeal hearing.
In these pandemic times, Singapore's NDP2020 was more than politically expedient – it was a necessary, and comforting, reminder of better days.
The movements of Singapore's migrant workers outside their dormitories will remain restricted for as long as residual cases from the dorm clusters remain a concern, said Education Minister Lawrence Wong on 6 August.
Some 300,000 men have been living under lockdown since 21 April, amid a massive outbreak of the coronavirus in migrant worker dormitories. Yahoo News Singapore speaks to workers, NGO and the authorities.
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SINGAPORE — The Workers’ Party’s ability to formulate “realistic policy alternatives” is dependent on the extent to which the People's Action Party (PAP) government is willing to share information, said WP chief Pritam Singh on Saturday (18 July).
The raucous crowds that gathered across Singapore on Election Night may potentially have consequences in terms of COVID-19 clusters forming, admitted Lawrence Wong.
Travellers entering Singapore after 11.59pm on Sunday (19 July) and who have recent travel history, including transit, to Australia’s Victoria state, Japan and Hong Kong within the last 14 days will be required to serve their Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities instead of their own place of residence.
Assistant news editor Nicholas Yong argues that despite electoral successes, Worker's Party chief Pritam Singh has shrewdly downplayed the party's achievements in anticipation of the long road ahead.
SINGAPORE — In the wake of unprecedented opposition gains, the aftermath of GE2020 will also be a time of “soul searching” for the way forward in the next five years, even as the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) remains a formidable foe, said Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh on Sunday (12 July).
While 10 opposition seats may represent uncharted territory for Singapore’s Parliament, it is still not a “quantum leap”, said Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh on Saturday (11 July), in the wake of the opposition party’s best-ever performance in the General Election (GE).
The presence of opposition Members of Parliament in the House makes the government more responsive and sensitive to the concerns of the people, said Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh on 8 July.
Juggling the demands of work, family and being a political couple, Workers' Party candidates Terence Tan and He Ting Ru are still adjusting to being in the spotlight.
The Workers’ Party (WP) has not pulled its punches in the 2020 General Election in spite of the spectre of Singapore’s controversial anti-fake news law, said WP chief Pritam Singh on Tuesday (7 July).
Comments from members of the public about Singapore’s 4G leaders’ performance leaving “more to be desired” are not surprising, said WP chief Pritam Singh.
Opposition parties have been “completely silent” on how to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, instead presenting “old recycled manifestos”, said Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (6 July).