Govt will ensure growth remains inclusive, even as S'pore welcomes talent and investments: DPM Wong

Govt will ensure growth remains inclusive, even as S’pore welcomes talent and investments: DPM Wong

Geopolitical tensions and securing Singapore’s future were among the key themes of this year’s National Day Rally. It comes amid worsening ties between the US and China, as well as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Mediacorp’s Glenda Chong spoke with Deputy…

Singapore can only count on itself, world doesn't owe it a living: DPM Wong

Singapore can only count on itself, world doesn’t owe it a living: DPM Wong

Singapore can only count on itself, because the world doesn’t owe it a living. Speaking at a dialogue at the National University of Singapore, Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong said this mindset is how Singapore has come this far, and…

New study calls on firms to pay more attention to inclusivity for PWDs

New study calls on firms to pay more attention to inclusivity for PWDs

A first-of-its-kind study on people with disabilities (PWDs) at work is urging more firms to pay closer attention to inclusivity and make it a part of their business agenda. It is a call echoed by Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong,…

Singapore to offer COVID-19 booster jabs for children aged 5 to 11

Singapore to offer COVID-19 booster jabs for children aged 5 to 11

Singapore is recommending a COVID-19 booster dose for children aged five to 11, and exploring jabs for those as young as six months old. This is to guard against uncertainties as the country takes a significant step towards living with…

Repeal of 377A: Govt to introduce "unprecedented" measures to safeguard institution of marriage

Repeal of 377A: Govt to introduce “unprecedented” measures to safeguard institution of marriage

The Singapore government is set to introduce what it calls an “unprecedented” series of measures to safeguard the institution of marriage. These will also extend to related laws and policies. It comes a day after the government said it would…

No decision yet on when DPM Wong will take over as prime minister, but it could be before next GE

No decision yet on when DPM Wong will take over as prime minister, but it could be before next GE

Inflation in Singapore is expected to peak next quarter and ease after that. During an interview with Bloomberg, Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong said the country is unlikely to return to levels of low inflation. Still, the government is keeping…

Grab launches $1m annual scholarship, bursary programme at opening of Singapore HQ

Grab launches $1m annual scholarship, bursary programme at opening of Singapore HQ

Talks to strengthen Singapore’s social compact aren’t just a government exercise, but a way to involve everyone in finding fresh possibilities for its people. Referring to the Forward Singapore movement, Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong said, despite global uncertainty, there…

Lawrence Wong promoted to Deputy Prime Minister in Singapore Cabinet reshuffle

Lawrence Wong promoted to Deputy Prime Minister in Singapore Cabinet reshuffle

Lawrence Wong has risen to Deputy Prime Minister in Singapore’s latest Cabinet reshuffle. The move comes months after the 49-year-old was selected to lead the fourth-generation team. Mr Wong keeps the role of finance minister. Other parliamentary changes have also…

Opportunities for Singapore and Indonesia to work together in green, digital economy: Lawrence Wong

Opportunities for Singapore and Indonesia to work together in green, digital economy: Lawrence Wong

Finance Minister Lawrence Wong has said bilateral relations between Singapore and Indonesia are in good order. He added that both countries have continued to strengthen cooperation, especially working together to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the end of his…

Singapore-Indonesia joint industrial park in Kendal to expand

Singapore-Indonesia joint industrial park in Kendal to expand

The Kendal Industrial Park in Central Java, a joint development between Singapore and Indonesia, has seen encouraging progress. The next phase of expansion is set to bring in more investments and jobs, and the model may be replicated in other…

Singapore's review of COVID-19 response to focus on first phase of pandemic

Singapore’s review of COVID-19 response to focus on first phase of pandemic

Singapore has started reviewing its response to COVID-19 in order to prepare for the next pandemic. The government said details will be released when the review is complete. Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said, for now, the after-action review will cover…