Tag Archives: CHAN CHUN SING

RUMOUR: CHAN CHUN SING MAY BE CONTESTING IN SEMBAWANG GRC?

The PAP has planned to introduce Chan Chun Sing into Sembawang grc and move its current popular anchor minister khaw boon wan to a grc which is more vulnerable (PAP volunteers have speculated it to be East Coast GRC because Lim Swee Say is unpopular due to his poor people skills.).

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NEW MARRIAGE PREP, SUPPORT PROGRAMME FOR SINGAPOREANS MARRYING FOREIGNERS

With three in 10 marriages here now involving a foreign spouse, several government bodies have teamed up to offer support for the unique problems faced by transnational couples. The Ministry for Social and Family Development (MSF) will provide pre- and post-marital programmes from December 1 that will cover immigration, job, housing and money issues for such couples, its minister Chan Chun Sing announced yesterday.

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CHAN CHUN SING: S’POREANS MUST BE OPEN TO FRESH IDEAS & FOREIGN TALENTS

Speaking at the annual Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) dinner on Thursday evening (7 Aug), Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing said that Singapore needs to look at strategies that will enable it to “future-proof” its society for the possible challenges ahead. He then talked about the need for Singapore to be open to ideas and talent. He said, “Darwin said that only the fittest will survive. But fitness is not just about strength but more about the speed of adaptation. To adapt fast, we must be open to ideas and talent. Ideas and talent are attracted to systems that protect and reward them.”

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Help for needy ‘will remain targeted and be sustainable’

He kicked off his speech with a survey of geopolitics, where one uncertainty comes from United States-China ties. For a small country like Singapore, another challenge is how to stay relevant as its larger neighbours reach milestones: Indonesia on the threshold of middle-class status, and Malaysia seeking to break into the ranks of developed countries. "The challenge for Singapore is to develop a constructive and complementary relationship with our closest and fast-growing neighbours. Our risk is that if we are unable to create value and lose our strategic weight, we can be easily marginalised and relegated to irrelevance - where others dictate what we do and not do."

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CHAN CHUN SING: WHAT IF POPULATION FALLS BELOW FOUR MILLION?

Asked by Nanyang Technological University economics professor Ng Yew-Kwang whether the Government could resist anti-immigration pressures, because immigration had "enormous advantages for Singaporeans", Mr Chan said there were economic, social and political considerations, and much depended on how well immigrants could be integrated. "What we hope to do is, first and foremost, not focus on numbers, but ask ourselves what are the opportunities we need to create for our younger generation to fulfil their dreams and aspirations."

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85% SATISFIED WITH FAMILY LIFE: SURVEY

More than eight in 10 parents with teenage children or younger were satisfied with their relationship with their children as well as with their family life, showed the first survey on the state of family life conducted by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) last year. It found that 85 per cent of respondents were generally satisfied with their family life, while 86 per cent were satisfied with their relationship with their children.

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PROPOSAL TO TWEAK GENDER BIAS IN WOMEN’S CHARTER

MEN who are incapacitated may soon be able to claim maintenance from the wives they are divorcing. The idea of awarding maintenance based on need and not only gender is one of the proposed amendments to the Women's Charter that may be tabled in Parliament after public consultation ends early next year. Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing revealed this yesterday after he joined a women's group dialogue at the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations (SCWO).

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