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Channel NewsAsia
President Halimah Yacob to attend cremation ceremony of late Thai KingSINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob will visit Bangkok from Oct 26 to 27 to atte
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 hours ago
SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob will visit Bangkok from Oct 26 to 27 to attend the cremation ceremony of late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Tuesday (Oct 17). It is her first official overseas visit as... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US Pacific Command chief receives prestigious Singapore military awardprestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) - or Meritorious
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
prestigious military award, the Pingat Jasa Gemilang (Tentera) - or Meritorious Service Medal (Military) by President Halimah Yacob on Tuesday (Oct 17). Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen presented the award to Admiral Harry Harris at an investiture... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
President Halimah Yacob to host her first Istana open house on SundaySINGAPORE: The Istana will be hosting a Deepavali open house on Sunday (Oct 22)
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
SINGAPORE: The Istana will be hosting a Deepavali open house on Sunday (Oct 22), the first since President Halimah Yacob took office last month. The Istana grounds will be open to the public on Sunday from 8.30am to 6pm, in celebration of Deepavali,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore and Qatar enhance ties in legal, business areastwo-day state visit to Singapore. Sheikh Tamim had received a ceremonial welco
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
two-day state visit to Singapore. Sheikh Tamim had received a ceremonial welcome at the Istana, where he met President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, on Tuesday. Mr Lee and Sheikh Tamim then witnessed the signing of several... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Emir of Qatar makes state visit to Singaporeon Monday (Oct 16). Sheikh Tamim will receive a ceremonial welcome at the Ista
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
on Monday (Oct 16). Sheikh Tamim will receive a ceremonial welcome at the Istana, followed by a courtesy call on President Halimah Yacob, who will also host a state banquest in his honour. The emir will also have a meeting with Prime Minister Lee... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Josephine Teo co-opted into PAP CEC; Tan Chuan-Jin to chair PAP.SGas chair of PAP.SG, an interest group that champions the elderly. The changes
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
as chair of PAP.SG, an interest group that champions the elderly. The changes are to fill the positions left by Mdm Halimah Yacob, who resigned from the CEC and party when she announced her intention to contest in the presidential... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Commission inquiry MUST be held to ascertain reason of flooding in SMRT train tunnel « Opinion « TR EMERITUSrush hours. Lawyer and political activist, Lim Tean wrote on his Facebook page
The Temasek Review / Posted 6 days ago
rush hours. Lawyer and political activist, Lim Tean wrote on his Facebook page, calling for newly elected President, Madam Halimah Yacob to convene an inquiry into the reason for the disruption, Another disastrous day for the Singapore commuter on... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Why is Zaqy Mohamad Billed as a Representative in Marsiling-Yee Tee « Blogs « Snippets « TR EMERITUSrules of this country. It shows a total disrespect for the people’s wishes. It
The Temasek Review / Posted 9 days ago
rules of this country. It shows a total disrespect for the people’s wishes. It comes on the heels of the shambolic way Ms Halimah Yacob has become President, a move that continues to incur intense public anger. The party is showing utter contempt... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Election expenses: 5 things about President Halimah Yacob’s campaign spendingSINGAPORE: The Elections Department made public on Saturday (Oct 7) documents o
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Elections Department made public on Saturday (Oct 7) documents on how much President Halimah Yacob spent on her election campaign. Called the returns of election expenses, the documents include a list of donations, as well as the... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Netizens comment on President Halimah’s statement that young people should listen when advocating « Opinion « TR EMERITUSIn the Straits Times report dated on 30 September, it is reported that Presiden
The Temasek Review / Posted 11 days ago
In the Straits Times report dated on 30 September, it is reported that President Halimah Yacob had stressed the importance of listening when advocating as it helps one become more effective at advocating for a certain point of view or a group at a... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
President Halimah Yacob spent more than S$220,000 on election campaignSINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob spent a total of S$220,875 on her campaign,
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob spent a total of S$220,875 on her campaign, according to documents made available on Saturday (Oct 7) by the Elections Department. The bulk of the money, S$198,154, went to the advertising and printing of... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
President Halimah Yacob spent more than $220,000 on election campaignSINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob spent a total of S$220,875 on her campaign,
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob spent a total of S$220,875 on her campaign, according to documents made available on Saturday (Oct 7) by the Elections Department. A bulk of the money, S$198,154, went to the advertising and printing of promotional... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Charles and Camilla to visit M'sia next monthCharles and his wife Camilla will begin their tour in Singapore on Oct 31, wher
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 13 days ago
Charles and his wife Camilla will begin their tour in Singapore on Oct 31, where they will meet newly-elected President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Prince Charles and Camilla will then head for Kuala Lumpur on Nov 3, and... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Netizens take issue with PM Lee’s statement to remind Chinese Singaporeans to make minorities feel welcome « Opinion « TR EMERITUSfor your gains and benefits which also sow discords among our multi cultural so
The Temasek Review / Posted 13 days ago
for your gains and benefits which also sow discords among our multi cultural society.” Some also stated that Ms Halimah Yacob is not their president and asked PM the unfair way of the Reserved Elected Presidency. Napoleon Low Li Wei... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
PM Lee to attend Golden Jubilee celebration of Brunei Sultanwill be the Acting Prime Minister. PRESIDENT HALIMAH, MR LEE WRITE TO CONGRATU
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
will be the Acting Prime Minister. PRESIDENT HALIMAH, MR LEE WRITE TO CONGRATULATE SULTAN PMO said both President Halimah Yacob and Mr Lee have also written to congratulate Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on his Golden Jubilee. Mdm Halimah said... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Did Minister K Shanmugam deflect responsibility for PM Lee, DPM Teo and Minister Chan? « Opinion « TR EMERITUSbetter than me. So, I think we should not impute motives on this Government or
The Temasek Review / Posted 13 days ago
better than me. So, I think we should not impute motives on this Government or the Prime Minister.” In both debates, Ms Lim was disallowed by former-Speaker and current President Halimah Yacob to raise further questions by summary ending the deb... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Britain's Prince Charles to visit Singapore, Malaysia on Southeast Asia tourPrince Charles will visit Singapore during a tour of Southeast Asia later this
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 14 days ago
Prince Charles will visit Singapore during a tour of Southeast Asia later this month, where he will meet President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and attend a series of events. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
President Halimah Yacob condemns Las Vegas shooting as 'horrific act of violence'SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob on Tuesday (Oct 3) condemned Sunday's shooti
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob on Tuesday (Oct 3) condemned Sunday's shooting in Las Vegas as a "horrific act of violence". In a Facebook post, Mdm Halimah said she was "deeply saddened" by the incident in Las Vegas in which at least 59 were... Read more
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The Star
Singapore president Halimah Yacob to move out of Yishun flatSINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob will move out of her Yishun flat, after taki
The Star / Posted 15 days ago
SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob will move out of her Yishun flat, after taking advice from security agencies tasked with ensuring her safety. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that after a careful assessment of security arrangements, it has... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
President Halimah Yacob to move out of Yishun HDB flat: MHASINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob will be moving out from her home at Yishun A
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob will be moving out from her home at Yishun Avenue 4, according to a press release by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday (Oct 2). MHA said it has conducted a careful assessment of the security arrangements... Read more
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The Star
Letters sent to God, Kim Jong-un and SantaLetters Unit to send these on too. More recently, the unit has also received m
The Star / Posted 16 days ago
Letters Unit to send these on too. More recently, the unit has also received mail addressed to Singa­pore’s President Halimah Yacob. The unit keeps a newspaper cut-out which shows all office holders and their current designations, as many... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore leaders congratulate Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang on China's 68th anniversarySINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob wrote to Chinese President Xi Jinping, congr
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 17 days ago
SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob wrote to Chinese President Xi Jinping, congratulating him on the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday (Sep 30). Prime Minister... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Dr Chee: Tharman should not lecture us about character and integrity « Opinion « TR EMERITUSuse the People’s Association for its own narrow political ends? Why does it hav
The Temasek Review / Posted 18 days ago
use the People’s Association for its own narrow political ends? Why does it have to reserve the Elected Presidency for Ms Halimah Yacob? An ancient Chinese proverb says: One foot cannot stand on two boats. The allegory tells of someone wanting to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
JY Pillay re-appointed chairman of Council of Presidential AdvisersAirlines and veteran civil servant has been chairing the council since 2005. A
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 19 days ago
Airlines and veteran civil servant has been chairing the council since 2005. As the chairman, he stands in for Madam Halimah Yacob as the Acting President when required. The CPA also provides advice to the President before she exercises her... Read more
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The Temasek Review
PE amendments that were critical to PE2017 « Opinion « TR EMERITUSto serve for at least six years in their former roles, double the previous tenu
The Temasek Review / Posted 21 days ago
to serve for at least six years in their former roles, double the previous tenure requirements. How it would have impacted Halimah Yacob? She would have been unqualified to stand as she was elected Speaker of Parliament only on 14 January 2013,... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Don’t be surprised by reserved election, it fits within the pattern of neo-colonial authoritarian rule « Opinion « TR EMERITUSjustification for reserving seats in the House of Commons for minority races.
The Temasek Review / Posted 23 days ago
justification for reserving seats in the House of Commons for minority races. Lord Louis Mountbatten, Lee Kuan Yew and Halimah Yacob Compare that to Singapore. Despite having inherited the British common law legal system, we continue to insist... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Doesn’t Tharman think it’s too late? « Blogs « Snippets « TR EMERITUSNow only after the undeserving Halimah Yacob has been selected and installed as
The Temasek Review / Posted 25 days ago
Now only after the undeserving Halimah Yacob has been selected and installed as the President then Tharman comes out to say that he “would have preferred a contest”. Why didn’t he voice out his opinion before or during the “nomination day”? Or... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Madam President, it’s time to move out; either you suffer higher security risks or taxpayers must pay for costlier protection « Opinion « TR EMERITUSnext best way to demonstrate you are the people’s president is by living as the
The Temasek Review / Posted 25 days ago
next best way to demonstrate you are the people’s president is by living as they do—in a HDB flat. The only problem? Mdm Halimah Yacob lives in two where most of us only have one. The people are not amused. We know a farce when we see one. 97% of... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Politically incorrect views on PE 2017 « Opinion « TR EMERITUSLike Halimah Yacob, President S.R. Nathan himself also was a walkover candidate
The Temasek Review / Posted 26 days ago
Like Halimah Yacob, President S.R. Nathan himself also was a walkover candidate. He was so for 2 consecutive terms. Like how 2 other candidates did not meet the PE2017 criteria for eligibility, 2 candidates were also found constitutionally ineligible... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Singapore's deputy PM ‘understands’ presidential election disquietsix-year post, would be reserved for Malays this time. About three-quarters of
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 26 days ago
six-year post, would be reserved for Malays this time. About three-quarters of the country's people are ethnic Chinese. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was elected unopposed as the country's first woman president. She had formerly... Read more
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EuroNews
Singapore's deputy PM says understands disquiet about presidential electionsix-year post, would be reserved for Malays this time. About three-quarters of
EuroNews / Posted 27 days ago
six-year post, would be reserved for Malays this time. About three-quarters of the country’s people are ethnic Chinese. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was elected unopposed as the country’s first woman president. Shanmugaratnam,... Read more
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The Star
Sex on the balcony near president’s apartmentvoid deck of a flat in Yishun, Singapore, said to be less than 80m away from th
The Star / Posted 27 days ago
void deck of a flat in Yishun, Singapore, said to be less than 80m away from the block where the newly-elected president Halimah Yacob resides. A driver who dropped a passenger off in the area witnessed the incident. The couple were said to be... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Ramifications of the (S)elected Presidency « Opinion « TR EMERITUSIf Michael Palmer had kept his willy within his trousers and not sneaked into H
The Temasek Review / Posted 27 days ago
If Michael Palmer had kept his willy within his trousers and not sneaked into Hotel 81, Halimah Yacob would not be the (s)elected President. Because of Palmer’s fall from grace Halimah was appointed Speaker of Parliament, and that qualifies her to... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Close to 2000 turn up at Hong Lim Park for protest against process of Elected Presidency « Opinion « TR EMERITUSon 16 September to show their concern and unhappiness over the recently conclud
The Temasek Review / Posted 28 days ago
on 16 September to show their concern and unhappiness over the recently concluded reserved elected presidency which saw Mdm Halimah Yacob being declared President-elect as sole qualifying candidate. While there is no speeches for the event due to... Read more
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The Temasek Review
#hardlymahpresident « Opinion « TR EMERITUSGoh Chok Tong said. He wants Singaporeans to “help the President succeed” in a
The Temasek Review / Posted 28 days ago
Goh Chok Tong said. He wants Singaporeans to “help the President succeed” in a Facebook post. “The process of how Halimah Yacob became President may be highly controversial but she is not a controversial figure,” he wrote on Thursday (Sep... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Singapore's Lee looks to patch up China relationselection that was due to take place did not, after two of three candidates fail
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 28 days ago
election that was due to take place did not, after two of three candidates failed to clear new eligibility guidelines and Halimah Yacob took the largely ceremonial role by default. Uncertainty has also arisen over who will succeed Lee when he... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Singapore's Lee looks to patch up China relationselection that was due to take place did not, after two of three candidates fail
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 28 days ago
election that was due to take place did not, after two of three candidates failed to clear new eligibility guidelines and Halimah Yacob took the largely ceremonial role by default. Uncertainty has also arisen over who will succeed Lee when he... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Singapore's Lee looks to patch up China relationselection that was due to take place did not, after two of three candidates fail
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 28 days ago
election that was due to take place did not, after two of three candidates failed to clear new eligibility guidelines and Halimah Yacob took the largely ceremonial role by default. Uncertainty has also arisen over who will succeed Lee when he... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Singapore's Lee looks to patch up China relationselection that was due to take place did not, after two of three candidates fail
KECI Missoula / Posted 28 days ago
election that was due to take place did not, after two of three candidates failed to clear new eligibility guidelines and Halimah Yacob took the largely ceremonial role by default. Uncertainty has also arisen over who will succeed Lee when he... Read more
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The Temasek Review
PAP supporter: The recent round of musical chairs has left me disappointed and indignant « Blogs « Snippets « TR EMERITUShumiliation and speculation surrounding good people who have been thrown into t
The Temasek Review / Posted a month ago
humiliation and speculation surrounding good people who have been thrown into the middle of this circus–Tan Chuan Jin and Halimah Yacob. TCJ’s appointment came as a surprise. But nothing is more insulting than the articles churned out to make his... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Singaporeans protest against uncontested presidential election The election of Halimah Yacob as the country’s first woman president had led
Eye Witness News / Posted a month ago
The election of Halimah Yacob as the country’s first woman president had led to some dismay over how other some candidates were rejected. Singapore’s new President Halimah Yacob (R)... Read more
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EuroNews
Singaporeans protest against uncontested presidential electionapplications from four candidates were rejected. Political protests are rare in
EuroNews / Posted a month ago
applications from four candidates were rejected. Political protests are rare in the wealthy city-state but the election of Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, as the country’s first woman president had led to some dismay over how other... Read more
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Reuters
Singaporeans protest against uncontested presidential electionapplications from four candidates were rejected. Political protests are rare i
Reuters / Posted a month ago
applications from four candidates were rejected. Political protests are rare in the wealthy city-state but the election of Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, as the country’s first woman president had led to some dismay over how other... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Silent protest held at Hong Lim Park against reserved presidential electionto show their dissatisfaction against the system and for being denied a vote, a
Channel NewsAsia / Posted a month ago
to show their dissatisfaction against the system and for being denied a vote, and not because they are against President Halimah Yacob. "I think the silent protest today was a very powerful message to the Government. It was important for us to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Mayflower to be first mainstream primary school to enrol deaf studentsa nexus of support and opportunity for students to interact and share joint act
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 1 months ago
a nexus of support and opportunity for students to interact and share joint activities," said Dr Puthucheary. President Halimah Yacob was the guest-of-honour at the event, where she met with representatives from SADeaf and also recipients of... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Walkover PE 2017: Protest the Process, Not the Person « Editorial « TR EMERITUSa statement on their views on the process of the elected presidency and also th
The Temasek Review / Posted 1 months ago
a statement on their views on the process of the elected presidency and also their concerns over the comments made over Mdm Halimah Yacob’s appointment as the Elected President. Below is their statement in full and the link for their statement. On... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Tan Cheng Bock: I will be there at Hong Lim Park « Blogs « Snippets « TR EMERITUSmy last fb post ( which reached more than half a million people within 2 days)
The Temasek Review / Posted 1 months ago
my last fb post ( which reached more than half a million people within 2 days) While l have congratulated President Halimah Yacob on her unopposed election, like many other Singapireans, we are disappointed that 2 other candidates with... Read more
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The Star
Jet Li congratulates Halimah Yacob on her presidencySINGAPORE: Chinese movie star Jet Li has congratulated president Halimah Yacob
The Star / Posted 1 months ago
SINGAPORE: Chinese movie star Jet Li has congratulated president Halimah Yacob on her presidency, quoting a Her World article that said she was one of his fans. In a post on his website, shared on his official Facebook page on Friday night, Li... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
PM Lee to make official visit to China next weekrelationship when they met in Germany ahead of the G20 Leaders' Summit. On Thu
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 1 months ago
relationship when they met in Germany ahead of the G20 Leaders' Summit. On Thursday, Mr Xi also congratulated President Halimah Yacob on her inauguration. According to Xinhua, Mr Xi said he highly values bilateral relations and is willing to... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
S'pore's first woman President sworn inSingapore on Thursday inaugurated its first female President amid criticism tha
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 1 months ago
Singapore on Thursday inaugurated its first female President amid criticism that she is taking office without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former Speaker of parliament from the Malay Muslim minority, won the presidency in a walkover after... Read more
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