Netizens highlight public endorsement as essential for DPM Wong’s ascension to premiership

As PM Lee Hsien Loong announces his succession plans, public sentiment underscores a pivotal fact: DPM Wong’s rise to Prime Minister rests heavily on public endorsement in the forthcoming General Election.

Concerns also surface regarding potential disruptions during this transition, including pandemic resurgence, geopolitical strife, or domestic political turmoil, which could impact the planned handover.

PM Lee criticizes opposition’s point-scoring debates in parliament during PAP convention speech

During the 2023 PAP convention, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong admonished opposition parties for prioritizing political point-scoring over substantive parliamentary debate.

PM Lee’s comments echo his 2006 General Election speech, where he expressed concerns about the distractions caused by a sizable opposition presence, saying he had to spend all his time considering how to counter them and secure his supporters’ loyalty.

Singapore and Malaysia to ink MOU on Johor-S’pore Special Economic Zone by early 2024

The Prime Ministers of Singapore and Malaysia eagerly anticipate finalizing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Johor-Singapore Special Economic Zone (JS-SEZ) on January 11, 2024.

They expressed contentment with the project’s progress, aiming to boost cross-border flows and fortify the Iskandar development region’s ecosystem.