S’pore’s former President Halimah Yacob speaks up on crisis in Gaza, calls for urgent intervention

Singapore’s former President Madam Halimah Yacob has addressed the dire situation in Gaza, where over 8,000 Palestinians, including 3,000 children, have lost their lives. She emphasized the suffering due to bombings and resource blockades and called for urgent international intervention.

Additionally, Singapore supported a recent UN resolution for a humanitarian truce and civilian protection.

DPM Wong commends Halimah for “asking rigorous questions” on reserves, enabling successful COVID-19 response

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister, Lawrence Wong, lauded former President Mdm Halimah Yacob for her remarkable leadership during the demanding Covid-19 pandemic.

He commended Mdm Halimah for her diligent approach to her duties, “asking rigorous questions to understand the rapidly evolving situation”, and ensuring that the requested draws on reserves were necessary and justified.

Netizens question Mdm Halimah’s role in reserves withdrawal decision and oversight of former PAP colleagues

Mdm Halimah Yacob, Singapore’s 8th President, stressed the “robust and intense” of discussions on tapping into the nation’s reserves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, questions linger about her role in the decision and her capacity to oversee former PAP colleagues. Bertha Henson, former Associate Editor of The Straits Times, highlighted that Mdm Halimah did not address whether she had discussed the potential replenishment of reserves.