The story of Jane Yumiko Ittogi as told by Tharman Shanmugaratnam warms many hearts

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Who is Jane Yumiko Ittogi? Former Senior Minister and presidential hopeful Tharman Shanmugaratnam shares a part of their life story in a Facebook post. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam and his wife, Jane Yumiko Ittogi He wrote: “Whenever my wife Jane was with me when I was still in Jurong, people would speak with her in Teochew, […]

Tharman Shanmugaratnam announces that he will be running for President

Tharman Shanmugaratnam

With the recent news announced by President of Singapore, Halimah Yaacob – that she won’t be running for presidency this year – there have been speculations about who will be the next President of Singapore. In a letter dated 8 June to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Senior Minister Tharman stated that he would resign […]

Soft options are a luxury Singapore cannot afford if Singapore is to survive

soft options are a luxury singapore cannot afford if singapore is to survive

Times may pass, things may change but some facts about Singapore will never change. Singapore will always be a small country and hence, vulnerable. Singapore is not a natural country. It is artificial and man-made. For Singapore to survive, it will have to be better organised than countries in the region, said Mr Lee Kuan […]

Debunking 3 common myths about the People’s Association

People's Association

The People’s Association (PA) – you know them as the people who handle your community spaces in your HDB estates, those who do community events – but who are they really? We debunk 3 common misconceptions (or ahem, conspiracy theories as sometimes conjured up by opposition parties) about these unsung heroes. Myth 1: The People’s […]

Does a single poverty line help you to identify who are the poor who really need help?

does a single poverty line help you to identify who are the poor who really need help

The Workers’ Party Jamus Lim renewed his party call for an official poverty line. He called for the establishment of a committee of government representatives, civil society leaders and academic experts to decide what the poverty line should be, and for all government assistance and policies to then be pegged to this threshold. Back in […]