GE2020: PAP retains Tanjong Pagar GRC with 63.13% of votes

THE People's Action Party (PAP) won 63.13 per cent of the vote for the Tanjong Pagar group representation constituency (GRC) over the Progress Singapore Party (PSP).

GE2020

PSP: Independent eyes needed in Parliament to check spending of reserve dollars

PROGRESS Singapore Party's Tan Cheng Bock has called on voters to vote PSP into Parliament to "ask the questions no PAP (People's Action Party) MP will dare to ask in Parliament".

PSP stresses need for independent eyes in Parliament to check spending of reserve dollars

PROGRESS Singapore Party's Tan Cheng Bock has called on voters to vote PSP into Parliament to "ask the questions no PAP (People's Action Party) MP will dare to ask in Parliament".

GE2020

PAP Bishan-TP team focuses on improvement, assistance plans; SPP presses for need to ask tough questions in Parliament

IN A constituency political broadcast aired on national television on Friday evening, the People's Action Party (PAP) team fielded for Bishan-Toa Payoh, led by Ng Eng Hen, ranged from what has been done for the nation to the improvements made in Bishan and Toa Payoh, while their opponents, the...

PAP focuses on plans; SPP presses need to ask tough questions in Parliament

IN A constituency political broadcast aired on national television on Friday evening, the People's Action Party (PAP) team fielded for Bishan-Toa Payoh, led by Ng Eng Hen, ranged from what has been done for the nation to the improvements made in Bishan and Toa Payoh, while their opponents, the...

GE2020

PAP failed to deliver promise to lessen cost of living: Chee

SINGAPORE Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan said in a party political broadcast on Thursday that the People's Action Party (PAP) government has not delivered on its promise to lessen cost of living burdens.

GE2020: PAP has not delivered on promise to ease cost of living burden, says SDP's Chee Soon Juan

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan said in a party political broadcast on Thursday that the People's Action Party (PAP) government, under Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has not delivered on its promise to lessen cost of living burdens.

GE2020: SMCs TO WATCH

PAP first-timers go it alone in Marymount, Yio Chu Kang

THE People's Action Party's (PAP) decision to field first-time candidates in Yio Chu Kang and Marymount single-member constituencies (SMCs) is both a surprising move and a potentially "risky" one, observers say.

GE2020: Tanjong Pagar GRC sees face-off between PAP and PSP

THE People's Action Party (PAP) will be contesting the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) to defend late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's stronghold, Tanjong Pagar group representation constituency (GRC).

GE2020: Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC see PAP and SPP face-off

THE Bishan-Toa Payoh group representation constituency (GRC) will see the People's Action Party (PAP) and the Singapore People's Party (SPP) face off again. 

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'Concerted effort' by PAP to ensure diversity of GE slate

THE People's Action Party's (PAP) fifth slate of candidates was introduced by PAP organising secretary Grace Fu on Thursday, who stressed that there had been a "very concerted effort" by the party to reflect the needs of the population through the diversity of its candidates.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

Task force expects rise in Covid-19 cases; testing being stepped up

THE number of Covid-19 infections will likely rise from next week, as Singapore enters week two of Phase Two of Singapore's reopening, said the Covid-19 multi-ministry taskforce on Thursday, adding that community testing efforts have been, and will continue to be expanded.

Covid-19 case numbers expected to rise in coming weeks; community testing efforts expanded

THE number of Covid-19 infections will likely rise from next week, as Singapore enters week two of Phase Two, said the Covid-19 multi-ministry taskforce on Thursday, adding that community testing efforts have been, and will continue to be expanded.

PAP's 5th slate comprises three new candidates from law, banking, aviation

THE People's Action Party's (PAP) fifth slate of candidates, introduced by PAP organising secretary Grace Fu on Thursday, comprised banker Derrick Goh, Poh Li San, who is in aviation, and lawyer Raymond Lye. 

GE2020

PAP's first slate of new faces hail from diverse sectors

THE People's Action Party (PAP)'s first slate of four new candidates reflect the party's decision to bring in more "new faces from different segments of society" to better reflect the different segments of society and bring different interests into focus.

Organisations in Asean expect to be badly hit by economic repercussions of Covid-19

Businesses in Asean expect a significant or worse impact on business with more considering layoffs to reduce costs compared with the rest of the world, according to a survey by Korn Ferry. 

Expect APAC gaming companies' leverage to stay elevated on virus-induced earnings plunge: Moody's

ALL nine gaming companies with APAC operations have negative outlooks, reflecting uncertainties around reopenings and pace of recovery but most operators can withstand temporary cash burn said Moody's Investors Service in a note on Wednesday. 

PAP introduces first slate of four new candidates for General Election

THE People's Action Party (PAP) on Wednesday introduced its first slate of four new candidates: 

Asia's economy taking centre stage post Covid: ANZ and Eurasia

THE economic fallout of Covid-19 has accelerated the relative decline of the US as the world's economic engine and is increasing the centrality of Asia, and particularly China, to the global economic cycle, said ANZ and Eurasia group in its latest report. 

Digital habits on the rise in Southeast Asia as the new normal approaches: Mastercard study

EVEN as countries in the region start to ease restrictions and prepare for a "new normal", Mastercard Impact Studies says some of the trends and habits formed in response to the pandemic - including the rapid adoption of e-commerce, home deliveries, and digital and contactless payments, are...

VIRUS OUTBREAK

Businesses warned of rough road ahead despite Phase Two

EVEN as economists agree that Singapore's moving into Phase Two of reopening from Friday is a welcome confirmation that the worst is over and the economy can start recovering, they warn that the going will still be tough and businesses need to be mentally prepared.

Phase Two of Singapore's re-opening set for Friday

SINGAPORE will be moving into Phase Two of reopening from Friday (after June 18, 11.59pm), while students from all levels will return to school daily from June 29, said the Multi-Ministry Taskforce at a press conference on Monday.

BEYOND COVID-19: SOCIAL SUPPORT

More aid for job loss, low income can bolster Singapore's social safety net

SINGAPORE has in place many safety nets that have been enhanced over the years but those related to loss of work could still be strengthened, observers say.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

When you have a crisis, make the best use of it

THE straight-talking CEO of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) Victor Mills is no stranger to controversial statements. Five years ago, as he is often reminded, he made the remark that Singaporeans have a misplaced sense of entitlement.

Singapore working to facilitate seafarer crew change

SINGAPORE has been working closely with shipping partners, seafarer unions and shipping companies to facilitate crew change in a safe manner such as through the use of "safe corridors"; and the Maritime Port Authority (MPA) has approved nearly 3,000 cases of crew changes since March 27, said...