It is a pledge we have heard from the government time and again: to build an inclusive society where no one is left out. Lee Hsien Loong echoed this promise when he became Prime Minister in 2004. But 14 years on, Lee has acknowledged that Singapore is actually in danger of becoming more exclusive.
Criminal charges are likely to be brought to bear against those found responsible for the recent death of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) full-time national serviceman (NSF) Corporal Kok Yuen Chin, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam in Parliament on Thursday (17 May).
A political party does not have a "fixed lifespan", and its survival depends on its ability to renew itself and continue serving the people, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (16 May).
Opposition veteran Low Thia Khiang asked in Parliament on Wednesday (16 May) if the “three frontrunners” for Singapore’s next prime minister are an indication of a political elite class.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday (16 May) that the pick for his successor will “certainly” emerge before the next general election, in his clearest comment to date on the timeline for a succession plan.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday (16 May) that he plans to meet his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia this Saturday.
Social stratification is starting to become entrenched in Singapore, and this is aggravated by a "perceptible reduction" in social mixing in recent years, warned Education Minister Ong Ye Kung in Parliament on Tuesday (15 May).
Cost of living issues deserve "closer scrutiny" by the government given public anxiety over price increases, said Workers' Party chief Pritam Singh on Monday (14 May).
The government looks forward to working with new Worker's Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh and the party to "put Singapore and Singaporeans' interests first", said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Monday (14 May).
A video of a bullying incident at Assumption Pathway School has stirred anger among netizens. The video shows at least four girls surrounding another girl and taunting her in what appears to be a toilet. The video has been shared more than 200 times as at 4.30pm on Friday (13 April).
Some $14,000 in cash and luxury items purchased with stolen money were recovered by the police. After he allegedly assaulted two men and robbed them of $365,000 with the help of an accomplice on Monday (9 April), Mohd Abdul Rahman Mohamad began “luxury hotel hopping” in Sentosa and the Orchard area
Former Workers' Party (WP) chief and Member of Parliament for Aljunied Low Thia Khiang said on Wednesday (11 April) that he hopes Singaporeans will give his successor Pritam Singh a chance as party's new leader.
New Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh speaking to residents at a Meet-The-People session on Monday, 9 April 2018. Just a day after he became the leader of Singapore’s leading opposition party, Workers’ Party (WP) Secretary-General Pritam Singh was back at work to serve residents living in his Eunos
An application to hold a by-election in Marsiling-Yew Tee GRC in the wake of last year’s Presidential Election was rejected by Justice Chua Lee Ming in the High Court on Monday (9 April).
With the election of a new secretary-general, leadership renewal for the Workers' Party (WP) is completed for the current development phase, said outgoing WP chief Low Thia Khiang on Sunday (8 April).
This story has been updated to reflect the Ministerial Committee’s response to the Lee siblings’ statements. A Ministerial Committee’s recent statement on 38 Oxley Road does not accurately reflect the wishes of the late Lee Kuan Yew, said his younger son Hsien Yang on Tuesday (3 April), in his first
The final day of the Select Committee hearings on Deliberate Online Falsehoods turned into a wide-ranging history lesson on Singapore and Malaysia in the 1950s and 1960s, as Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam and historian Thum Ping Tjin sparred on Thursday (29 March) over the exact nature of
Han Hui Hui seen at a 2015 protest in Hong Kong to demand the release of Singaporean teenager Amos Yee. The Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods’ final day of hearings on Thursday (29 March) was temporarily adjourned after political activist Han Hui Hui was physically removed from the chambers
While legislative changes can play a role in combating disinformation and hate propaganda, any changes in the law must be "minimally invasive" and balanced out with non-legal avenues for tackling the same issues, said Singaporean academic Cherian George.
When police Senior Staff Sergeant Shukor Warji was offered $2,000 by a former colleague to help get another man arrested, the veteran policeman did not agree to do so.
More than 500 Uber employees in Singapore have been placed on paid leave in the wake of the company's South-East Asian operations being acquired by rival ride-hailing firm Grab.
In the latest hint of a possible increase in public transport fares, the Public Transport Council (PTC) said on Thursday (22 March) that it will be revising its fare formula to “keep pace with changes in the public transport industry’s cost structure”. Also announced were more flexible rail transfer
Leader of the house Grace Fu (left) and the Workers’ Party’s Sylvia Lim. Parliamentary proceedings in Singapore tend to be sedate affairs, and watchers will likely have hoped for fireworks following Leader of the House Grace Fu’s demand that Aljunied MP Sylvia Lim apologise for her “allegations” in
The Singapore government plans to review its regulatory approach towards ride-hailing apps such as Grab and Uber as the private-hire car industry rapidly evolves, said Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng in Parliament on Wednesday (7 March).