A steady as it goes Cabinet with eyes firmly on Covid-19 crisis ahead

The latest Cabinet line-up places greater emphasis on continuity over change – a departure from the previous two post-general election reshuffles in 2011 and 2015. And for good reason. The current grave crisis underlined the need to maintain a greater degree of continuity than he would otherwise have done, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong noted […]

Singapore GE2020: What lies ahead?

A return to the norm, or start of a new normal? Voters queueing at Block 54 Cassia Crescent in Mountbatten SMC on July 10. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE A general election called amid a pandemic and as a recession looms would normally be expected to result in a flight to safety and a surge in […]

GE2020 official results: PAP retains Bukit Panjang SMC with 53.74% of votes

SINGAPORE – The largest single-member constituency of Bukit Panjang will remain in the hands of the People’s Action Party (PAP). The ruling party’s Mr Liang Eng Hwa has won 53.74 per cent of all valid votes, and the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Professor Paul Tambyah, 46.26 per cent. The contest between Mr Liang and the […]

GE2020 official results: PAP new face Yip Hon Weng triumphs in Yio Chu Kang SMC

SINGAPORE – The ruling People’s Action Party’s (PAP) move to field a first-time candidate in the new Yio Chu Kang single-member constituency – one of the more keenly watched single-seat wards – has paid off, with new face Mr Yip Hon Weng garnering 61 per cent of the votes on Saturday (July 11). The 43-year-old […]

A steady as it goes Cabinet with eyes firmly on crisis ahead

The latest Cabinet line-up places greater emphasis on continuity over change – a departure from the previous two post-general election reshuffles in 2011 and 2015. And for good reason. The current grave crisis underlined the need to maintain a greater degree of continuity than he would otherwise have done, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong noted […]

Life after politics: 5 backbenchers on highs and lows of their time as MPs

Twenty-two MPs – 20 from the PAP, two from the WP – with between one and 10 terms in Parliament stepped down ahead of GE2020. The Straits Times speaks to five of them. Intan Azura Mokhtar: Academic glad efforts to phase out streaming paid off Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar feels her nine years in politics […]

Singapore GE2020: What lies ahead?

A return to the norm, or start of a new normal? Voters queueing at Block 54 Cassia Crescent in Mountbatten SMC on July 10. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE A general election called amid a pandemic and as a recession looms would normally be expected to result in a flight to safety and a surge in […]