PM Lee Shines Spotlight At Temasek Review Emeritus


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Editor of Temasek Review Emeritus, www.tremeritus.com, was served a lawyer’s letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for carrying allegedly defamatory remarks on his website. In the letter, Mr Lee’s lawyer wrote “…alleged that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong secured or was instrumental in securing the appointment of his wife, Madam Ho Ching, as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited for nepotistic motives.” Read more »

PM Urged Citizens Not To Panic


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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the Singapore Government is watching closely for signs of an expected economic slowdown and will prepare the upcoming Budget accordingly. The impending down turn due to the European Debt Crisis may not be as severe as the 2008 Financial Crisis. He urged the citizen not to panic and to stay prudent. On that positive note, the Singapore Stock Market shot up more than 10% in the first month of trading since the beginning of the year, and into the new “Dragon Year” in the Lunar Calendar – Huat Ah!.

Prime Minister Hopes For More Singapore Babies


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Kong Hee Huat Chye – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong [ 李 显 龙 ] hoped “fervently” that Singaporeans would boost the city-state’s stubbornly-low birth rates in the coming Year of the Dragon. Superstitious Chinese believe children born during the Year of the Dragon [ 龙 年 ], the symbol of ancient emperors, will possess courage and wisdom and bring luck to the entire family. Lee Hsien Loong himself was a dragon baby born to Singapore First Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, in 1952. He was given a name with a dragon [ 龙 ] character in it.

Lee Kuan Yew Has Peripheral Neuropathy


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Singapore’s Ex-MM (Minister Mentor) Lee Kuan Yew confirmed he is suffering from Sensory Peripheral Neuropathy, which makes his walking unsteady. The elderly statesman were ofter seen walking in a “slow motion” manner. Mr Lee said, despite of this illness, that he will continue to contribute to Singapore as long as his health permits. Read more »

Singapore Government Swearing-In Ceremony


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During the ceremony held in the State Room of the Istana, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that Singapore had just gone through a watershed 2011 General Election. Almost all the seats were contested, for the first time in decades. Many Singaporeans were voting also for the first time. Singapore has entered a new phase in its political development. Head of government included Prime Minister LEE Hsien Loong (since 12 August 2004); Deputy Prime Minister TEO Chee Hean (since 1 April 2009) and Deputy Prime Minister THARMAN Shanmugaratnam (since 21 May 2011); Senior Minister HENG Chee How (since 21 May 2011). Read more »

Three Unpopular Ministers Done For


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Deputy Prime Minister (cum Home Affairs Minister) Wong Kan Seng, Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan, and Minister for Transport Raymond Lim, will leave the Cabinet. According to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong the three men had previously expressed a desire to step down but decided to stay on to fight the recently concluded May 7 Singapore General Election. Wong Kan Seng is often blamed for Terrorist Mas Selamat escape, Mah Bow Tan for sky rocketing cost of public housing and Raymond Lim was blamed for the high cost of transportation in Singapore. Read more »

Lee Kuan Yew Resigned


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Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) has resigned from the country’s cabinet, ceding leadership to his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. LKY has been sitting inside the cabinet for the last 52 years. The move comes after his political party’s worst election result since 1965. Read more »

PAP Won 2011 General Election


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Singapore’s incumbent PAP (People’s Action Party) won the 2011 General Election. It was the 16th General Election in Singapore and the 11th since independence. The governing People’s Action Party (PAP) secured their 13th consecutive term in office since 1959. PAP won all but six seats to the opposition party (Workers’ Party). Read more »

Grand Opening Of Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort


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The Marina Bay Sands (MBS) was declared fully opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The MBS Integrated Resort (IR) had its soft launch April 2010. Revellers at the Bayfront Promenade and Event Plaza was treated to a water and light show which premiered at 8:08pm on 17 February 2011. Read more »

Man-Made Floating Wetland Opened


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The Sengkang Floating Wetland located within Sengkang Riverside Park was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The Sengkang Floating Wetland in Punggol Reservoir is a floating structure half the size of a football field – the first of this scale to be built in Singapore. The wetland links Anchorvale Community Club to the Sengkang Riverside Park.

Malaysia Prime Minister Visit Singapore


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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak made a two-day working visit to Singapore. Mr Najib was accompanied by Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and Menteri Besar of Johor Abdul Ghani Othman. During the meeting, Prime Minister Najib and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong settled a land swap agreement for four land parcels in Marina South and two land parcels in the Ophir-Rochor area. And put the issue of development charges payable on the three parcels of Malaysian land in Tanjong Pagar, Kranji and Woodlands for the Permanent Court of Arbitration to settle. This breaking the 20-year-old deadlock on the 1990 POA.

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Nation building is also about people bonding


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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said in People’s Association’s 50th anniversary celebrations that nation building is not just about building the infrastructure. Nation building is also about community bonding.

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Marina Bay waterfront promenade Opened


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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong officially opened the Marina Bay waterfront promenade and Marina Bay City Gallery. The official opening of the 3.5 km waterfront promenade enables all Singaporeans and visitors to enjoy the entire necklace of attractions around the bay. It also represents the unveiling of an exciting new signature skyline for Singapore. The 3.5km waterfront promenade provides a continuous route linking the Marina Centre, Collyer Quay and Bayfront areas. The landscaped waterfront promenade forms a key pedestrian link between the developments at Collyer Quay and Marina Bay Sands. It also acts as an ideal vantage point for events in and around Marina Bay.

PM Visited RSAF Detachment At Mountain View


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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited the Peace Carvin V detachment facility located at Mountain View (US) Air Force Base, Idaho, USA. Peace Carvin V is a partnership between Singapore and the US that spans 25 years. Singapore bought 24 new F-15SG jets under the tie-up arrangement. It is at this base that RSAF pilots are trained to fly and operate the advanced fighter aircraft, which makes up part of the SAF’s 3rd-Generation defence capabilities. The F-15SG squadron is part of the air force’s Air Combat Command which plans, controls and executes air warfare operations. The RSAF F-15SG detachment was inaugurated in 2009.

Tanjong Pagar Train Station To Relocate


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The Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) station will be relocated from Tanjong Pagar to the Woodlands Train Checkpoint (WTCP) by 1 July 2011. Malaysia would co-locate its railway CIQ facilities at WTCP. Singapore would facilitate the relocation to the WTCP and ensure bus service connectivity from the KTMB Station at WTCP to a nearby MRT Station for the convenience of train passengers. Tanjong Pagar Railway Station Passenger Terminal building would be conserved given its historical significance and would be a centerpiece for the new proposed development on the site. In addition, the old Bukit Timah Railway Station building at Blackmore Drive may also be conserved.

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