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AseanPlus News 18 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Goh names Hsien Loong as his successor

Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong yesterday set the tone for political succession in Singapore, saying he plans to step down by 2005 or earlier and named his preferred successor, Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

AseanPlus News 17 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Jobless rate may rise, warns Lee

B>SINGAPORE:/BSingapore's unemployment rate could worsen, possibly matching levels now seen in Hong Kong if the city-state does not take steps to cut costs, Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew said in remarks published yesterday in the I>Straits Times/I>.

Letters 13 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pact on Sri Lankan workers

Sri Lanka will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysia to ensure orderly and organised migrant worker assimilation. The agreement will also ensure certain legal protection for the workers and their obligations to the host country. Shahanaaz Habib reports.

Letters 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Report on foreign labour irks locals


Letters 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Reaching out with a bridge to the future

In both symbol and substance, a bridge is what Malaysia and Singapore need between them. It is a constructive concept that links both countries, helping to ease passage and forward movement while replacing the stagnation of the past.

Nation 02 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia goes ahead with bridge project to replace Causeway

Malaysia will not seek Singapore's involvement in the construction of a bridge between Johor and the republic to replace the existing Causeway.

AseanPlus News 30 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Poll: Most are not fully assured by Lee’s speech

THE blanket of gloom enveloping Singaporeans appears to be too heavy even for Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew to lift.

Letters 27 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singapore stand holds no water

Singapore's official book arguing its position on buying Malaysian water is adedicated publication on how the Singapore government is right and Malaysia is wrong. Unlike Singapore's attempt to prolong the tit-for-tat exchange, Malaysia stands ready to review the terms of the water agreements based on a price considered fair to all.

AseanPlus News 26 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Work as long as you can, says Kuan Yew

AS MORE medical discoveries are made that will prolong lives, Singaporeans will have to rethink their concept of retirement, warned Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew.

Nation 26 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Singapore counters ad on water deal

Singapore took out a full-page advertisement in the I>Asian Wall Street Journal /I>yesterday to counter a media blitz by Malaysia on their protracted dispute over a water supply deal.