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3 reasons why you should remain calm despite recent uptick in Covid cases

With the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung took to Facebook on May 12, 2022 to assuage the public’s worries ahead of the long weekend. He said that some members of the public have written to him expressing concerns, while others wonder if the uptick will trigger changes to Safe Management 3 reasons why you should remain calm despite recent uptick in Covid cases

Quote of the day: Christopher de Souza on Adoption of Children Bill

MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC Christopher de Souza said in Parliament on May 9, 2022 that adoption can be celebrated as an act of love and hoped that society can view adoption as equally attractive as having biological children. We reproduce his speech in full. Thank you for allowing me to join this debate on Quote of the day: Christopher de Souza on Adoption of Children Bill

Govt will always be here to help S’poreans cope with rising prices and inflation: Lawrence Wong

Finance Minister Lawrence Wong reassured Singaporeans that the PAP Government will continue to do its utmost to help cushion the impact of cost of living, especially for lower- and middle-income families. The leader of the 4G team was speaking at the Launch of the Community Development Council (CDC) vouchers at Tampines West Community Club on Govt will always be here to help S’poreans cope with rising prices and inflation: Lawrence Wong

Parliamentary quote that’s music to our ears: Gan Siow Huang on flexible work arrangements

Manpower Minister of State Gan Siow Huang said in Parliament on May 10, 2022 that flexible work arrangements remain relevant and the tripartite partners agree that employers should sustain and promote such arrangements as a permanent feature of the workplace. We reproduce her oral answer in full. “Even as we continue to ease safe management Parliamentary quote that’s music to our ears: Gan Siow Huang on flexible work arrangements

How S’pore mitigates the effects of Shanghai port lockdowns

The recent lockdowns of the Shanghai port due to China’s Covid-19 outbreak have caused supply chain disruptions all around the world. According to South China Morning Post, Shanghai port is facing increasing congestion amid a lack of trucking services and manpower, with imported containers left unattended for as long as 12 days. It was just How S’pore mitigates the effects of Shanghai port lockdowns

All the amendments to disqualification of a MP, explained

Parliament passed changes to the Constitution on May 9, 2022, in particular to how a person can be disqualified as a MP. With the changes, a MP will be disqualified if they have been convicted of an offence and fined at least S$10,000 or if the person is jailed for at least one year. The All the amendments to disqualification of a MP, explained

Pro tip: Don’t delete TraceTogether app or discard token yet

If you are thinking of doing away with the TraceTogether app or token, please hold your horses. This is because Singapore may have to step up contact tracing measures if the Covid-19 situation takes a turn for the worse, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung. “We will have to take into account if there is Pro tip: Don’t delete TraceTogether app or discard token yet

We have responsibility to keep all workers safe: PM Lee on recent workplace accidents

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called on employers, supervisors and workers to take safety at the workplace seriously. “Lives are at stake. We have a responsibility to keep all our workers safe, whether they are local or foreign,” he wrote in his Facebook post on May 9, 2022. “Since the beginning of this year, 20 We have responsibility to keep all workers safe: PM Lee on recent workplace accidents

Unpopular opinion: a Mother’s Day feast is overrated

Look, I can explain. Yes, it’s the first real feasting in two years (damn you, Covid), but why are we celebrating the woman of our lives with just a nice meal annually? Well, to put it crudely, even the most heavenly food gets digested into you know what. And then, all’s forgotten (other than the Unpopular opinion: a Mother’s Day feast is overrated

Cheugy? Mens Rea? K Shanmugam plays word game with DJs

What’s out of date and tries too hard? The answer, ladies and gentlemen, is cheugy. Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam, along the rest of us at Petir.sg, learnt this new word at an interview at Muttons in the Morning on Class 95 on May 4, 2022, where DJs Justin Ang and Vernon Anthonisz Cheugy? Mens Rea? K Shanmugam plays word game with DJs

Obituary: Comrade Chai Chong Yii (1935 – 2022) – A man who made Bukit Batok a stronghold

Comrade Chai Chong Yii passed on peacefully in his sleep on May 3, 2022. He was 87. Under the Party banner, Comrade Chai first entered politics in 1972, when he contested in the then new Bukit Batok Single Member Constituency. He won 73.78 per cent of the total votes and became the first MP for Obituary: Comrade Chai Chong Yii (1935 – 2022) – A man who made Bukit Batok a stronghold

4G team will do whatever it takes to keep S’pore special: Lawrence Wong

In his May Day rally speech as leader of the 4G team, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong vowed to give his all for the labour movement and build a better Singapore together with the 4G team. Using Singapore’s 75th birthday in 2040 as an intermediate milestone, he said he doesn’t know if PAP will win the 4G team will do whatever it takes to keep S’pore special: Lawrence Wong

Ukraine war affecting S’pore but PAP govt doing its best to cushion impact

The major external event that is the war in Ukraine is affecting Singapore but the PAP government is doing all it can to cushion the impact and alleviate the cost-of-living pressures said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in his May Day Rally speech on May 1, 2022. “More immediately, Singaporeans are already feeling the impact Ukraine war affecting S’pore but PAP govt doing its best to cushion impact

Party launches initiative to raise awareness & drive collective action for mental health in S’pore

The Party launched #BetterTogether, an initiative to raise awareness and drive collective action for mental health in Singapore, building on the Party’s past and existing efforts to champion mental health literacy, support and de-stigmatisation. Launched at the Apiary on Apr 30, 2022 by Education Minister Chan Chun Sing, Minister of State for Education and Social and Party launches initiative to raise awareness & drive collective action for mental health in S’pore

We count the number of times ‘tripartite’ & ‘tripartism’ appeared in Tan See Leng’s May Day message

While many countries experienced strikes and stoppages at the height of the pandemic, Singapore’s tripartite partners worked in unison and came through the last two years without the need for excessive regulation or litigation, said Manpower Minister Tan See Leng. In his May Day message published on Apr 27, 2022, he added that tripartism is We count the number of times ‘tripartite’ & ‘tripartism’ appeared in Tan See Leng’s May Day message

Comment: Chan Chun Sing’s latest speech on hunting for ‘perfect’ employees reminiscent of Man Utd’s fortunes

It has been a piss-poor decade to be a Manchester United fan. Ever since Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012/2013 season, United fans all over the world are on a never-ending, one-way journey to mediocrity with the occasional false dawn. It’s not so much about losing the man himself (no one Comment: Chan Chun Sing’s latest speech on hunting for ‘perfect’ employees reminiscent of Man Utd’s fortunes

PM Lee: ‘Don’t have to take my word on trust in govt, check out Lancet.’ So we did.

The study found that higher levels of trust in the government and among the population were associated with greater compliance with Covid-related restrictions and higher vaccination rates.

Dorscon Yellow a major milestone, made possible by everyone’s hard work: Ong Ye Kung

After more than two years of Dorscon orange, Singapore will lower the Dorscon level to yellow on Apr 26, 2022. This and other easing of restrictions were announced by the Multi-ministry Task Force on Apr 22. The Dorscon level is a colour-coded framework that shows the current disease situation. The framework provides general guidelines on Dorscon Yellow a major milestone, made possible by everyone’s hard work: Ong Ye Kung

Mosques made huge effort to keep virus at bay & demonstrated community’s resilience: PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong thanked the Muslim community for the sacrifices and understanding, and for cooperating with the authorities to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. He was at a break fast event at Al-Muttaqin in Ang Mo Kio on Apr 21, 2022, joining worshippers and leaders from other faiths. Also at the event was Minister-in-charge Mosques made huge effort to keep virus at bay & demonstrated community’s resilience: PM Lee

ESM Goh shares Lawrence Wong’s growing up photos like a proud MP

It’s no secret that Finance Minister Lawrence Wong spent a large part of his formative years in the east. The 4G PAP leader told The Straits Times in an interview that he grew up in an ordinary family in the Marine Parade housing estate and spent a majority of his schooling years in the area. ESM Goh shares Lawrence Wong’s growing up photos like a proud MP