Parliament: 5 highlights from Day 3 of debate on the President's Address

The debate on the President’s Address crossed its mid-week hump on Wednesday (Sept 2), with 16 MPs delivering speeches, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Here are some of the more exciting moments from the six and a half hour sitting. 1. Singapore as Starship Enterprise, not the Titanic First-time MP Alvin Tan (Tanjong Pagar […]

Don't be lulled into letting Covid-19 guard down: PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong warned that Singapore cannot let its guard down in fighting Covid-19, even if the situation is getting better here. He cited a recent survey by The Straits Times published on Aug 16 that showed almost half of the respondents were weary of pandemic safety measures. Joining the debate on the […]

Addendum to President's Address: S'pore's economy has to reopen safely and sustainably, says Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE – For Singapore to grow, it needs to reopen its economy safely and sustainably, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday (Aug 26). This requires businesses to resume their operations progressively, with tight safe management measures in place for higher-risk activities. “We will expand our testing and contact tracing capacity significantly, […]