Vivian Balakrishnan

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Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Today, if you are still dependent on signature-based detection like your standard anti-virus software, you're almost not protected at all," External link

straitstimesSG Monday, April 19, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would like to reiterate the point that we need the COVID-19 situation to improve significantly. Ideally for them to achieve the same level of control as we have currently in Singapore, which means every day we have between zero and one community case locally," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan says ( about Heng Swee Keat ) : “We are — all of us, in complete unity — behind the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, so there is no need for any discussions or questions on that. We are in absolute unity under his lead,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for ASEAN’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” “But do not expect quick solutions” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for ASEAN’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Covid-19 has been... a stress test of our competence, capability, technology and social capital," External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "remains 'fit for purpose' in a post-pandemic world" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Now in a post-COVID recovery phase, we are looking at how - as both Singapore and China reopen the economy - we can slowly, gradually and carefully resume travel links as well," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "First, I will speak from a Singapore perspective: We are alarmed (and) appalled at the escalating violence, particularly over the weekend on what was supposed to be Armed Forces Day," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Both Indonesia and Singapore believe there should be no foreign interference. But ASEAN stands ready to help in any way that we can help,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It is essential for ASEAN's credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar," External link

wsau Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for ASEAN’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” External link

ara-reuters Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic,” External link

irrawaddy.com Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for ASEAN’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” “But do not expect quick solutions” External link

irrawaddy.com Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “Both Indonesia and Singapore believe there should be no foreign interference. But ASEAN stands ready to help in any way that we can help,” External link

eco-business Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic,” External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for Asean’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” “But do not expect quick solutions” External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 29, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It is essential for ASEAN's credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar," "But do not expect quick solutions" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 29, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic," External link

wsau Monday, March 29, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It is essential for ASEAN's credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar," "But do not expect quick solutions" External link

wsau Monday, March 29, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic,” External link

reuters-af Monday, March 29, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for ASEAN’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” “But do not expect quick solutions” External link

reuters-af Monday, March 29, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would like to reiterate the point that we need the COVID-19 situation to improve significantly. Ideally for them to achieve the same level of control as we have currently in Singapore, which means every day we have between zero and one community case locally," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, March 26, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I think in our earlier discussion, we had look at, particularly Bintan. And perhaps that as being a site for which we can convene our Leaders' Retreat" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said ( about Yang di Pertuan Agong ) : “After a long day of meetings, no better way to conclude our trip than with a royal meal — keropok ikan rendang tok and sambal belacan generously gifted by Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "Hopefully, by the time the two prime ministers meet, we will be able to make some announcements," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We actually need multidisciplinary teams - we need artists, we need musicians, we need designers. In fact, even more so now than before," External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “The immediate priority must be to step back from a rapidly deteriorating situation. It is not too late,” External link

irrawaddy Friday, March 12, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “lie within Myanmar itself, and in the hands of its people” External link

myanmarnews Saturday, March 6, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “lie within Myanmar itself, and in the hands of its people” External link

channelnewsasia Friday, March 5, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is the height of national shame for the armed forces of any country to turn its arms against its own people,” External link

reuters-af Friday, March 5, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “The keys ultimately lie within Myanmar. And there’s a limit to how far external pressure will be brought to bear,” External link

reuters-af Friday, March 5, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “If we don't get identity right, we can’t secure transactions, you can’t even make e-commerce safer,” “You wouldn’t be able to create convenience for people to transact from the private sector (to) the Government sector, in a seamless way” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “Singapore calls on the Myanmar military authorities to publicly commit, in words and in deeds today, to exercise utmost restraint, and to desist from the use of lethal force, and to steadfastly ensure that there is no further violence and bloodshed,” External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is critical that ASEAN continues to reiterate our guiding principles in light of the unfolding tragedy in Myanmar,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “the ministers will listen to the representatives of the Myanmar military authority” External link

laht Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan warned : "If the situation continues to escalate, there will be serious consequences for Myanmar and ASEAN and our region," External link

bordermail Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "The immediate priority must be to step back from a rapidly deteriorating situation. It is not too late," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We have also called for dialogue, reconciliation, and the return to normality in accordance with the will of the people of Myanmar,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "A special Asean foreign ministers meeting will be convened via video conference tomorrow and where we will listen to the representative of the Myanmar military authorities," External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We call on the Myanmar military authorities to exercise utmost restraint, desist from the use of lethal force, and take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation to prevent further violence, bloodshed and deaths,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We are appalled by the use of lethal force against civilians. We express our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and we hope that the injured will recover quickly” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “In a panic, in a crisis, it is actually quite natural for every country to look to secure supplies for themselves first. But we know that the virus knows no borders. COVAX’s primary value is in supporting wider access to vaccines. Without it, we would all be collectively worse off,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, March 1, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We are appalled by the use of lethal force against civilians. " External link

AsiaOne Monday, March 1, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan added : "Asean will also work closely with all our external partners to foster an inclusive dialogue with key stakeholders," External link

AsiaOne Monday, March 1, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “A special ASEAN foreign ministers meeting will be convened via video conference tomorrow and where we will listen to the representative of the Myanmar military authorities,” External link

reuters-af Monday, March 1, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "A special ASEAN foreign minister's meeting will be convened via video conference tomorrow and where we will listen to the representative of the Myanmar military authorities," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, March 1, 2021 12:05:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "A special ASEAN foreign minister's meeting will be convened via video conference tomorrow and where we will listen to the representative of the Myanmar military authorities," External link

bordermail Monday, March 1, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “A special ASEAN foreign minister’s meeting will be convened via video conference tomorrow and where we will listen to the representative of the Myanmar military authorities,” External link

reuters-af Monday, March 1, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “The Government was therefore able to continue serving people, providing services online, even during the circuit breaker, and thereby cushioning the social and economic impact of the crisis,” External link

nationmultimedia Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:07:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “To be brutally honest, this is a man-made humanitarian disaster and something which should not be happening in this day and age,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "Our starting point has to be that every country's politics and destiny should be determined by its own people. Just as in Singapore we will not tolerate foreign interference in our politics, similarly we do not seek to interfere in others' domestic affairs," External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 19, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan added : “ASEAN can play a discreet constructive role in facilitating a return to normalcy and stability in the country” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan added : “ASEAN can play a discreet constructive role in facilitating a return to normalcy and stability in the country” External link

mmtimes Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We should not embark on widespread generalized indiscriminate sanctions because the people who will suffer most will be the ordinary people in Myanmar,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I say all these in order to head off suggestions that we should now interfere on political grounds with commercial decisions," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "we may continue to focus our attention towards battling... the Covid-19 global pandemic" External link

straitstimesSG Friday, February 5, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I take full responsibility for this mistake and I deeply regret the consternation, the anxiety that was caused by my mistake," External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I'm sharing this with you so that you understand that there is nothing to hide. The CPC is written law," "But I should have been aware, and I should have made it clear right from the onset" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan replied : "Members of the public can request for their own data for legitimate purposes, as is the current practice today," "The individual can share his or her own data with anyone, including the police, the prosecution, the defence counsel, and offer his or her data to the court as evidence" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I'm sharing this with you so that you understand that there is nothing to hide. The CPC is written law," "But I should have been aware, and I should have made it clear right from the onset" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “TraceTogether was always designed for contact tracing purposes,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “The exact details are still being worked out,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Again I want to emphasise, there is no electronic tagging. There is no geolocation tracking. This is only purely focused on Bluetooth proximity data, and only used for contact tracing”. “The keyword here is criminal investigation," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “take the trust of Singaporeans lightly” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan added : “Nevertheless, I recognise that (the token) has become a rather popular or useful item for most people, and hence our decision to make extra," he said. Mandatory TraceTogether-only SafeEntry check-ins will only be imposed when "everyone who needs to or wishes to has access to a token or the app” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "I think we should talk about a new normal. So yes, there will be recovery in 2021, the question is to what extent that bounce back will be. But it will be a fallacy, it will be very dangerous to assume we're going to go back to business as usual," External link

cnbc Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We are working with three leading providers - Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform - to bring the cutting edge of cloud technology to bear in the digital services we provide our citizens," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan noted : "We are now at another turning point, and energy sources, transportation, connectivity and communication planning are all being transformed. And if we don't again position ourselves in the right time and the right place, with the right workforce and right skills, we are going to miss out" External link

straitstimesSG Monday, November 30, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan added : “Now in a crisis when we are in fact collecting more data than we would otherwise do, but at least we have the confidence that questions of encryption, data security, network security, rules of accountability, what you can share, what you can’t share … all those frameworks have been thought of and that we’re implementing and we’re working according to those rules” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We've made this platform technology available to the private sector so that they will develop the machines or the services which will ride on it,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “So if you think about these three factors – the infrastructure, the talent and digital inclusion – fortunately (these were) already in place by the time COVID-19 broke out,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “If you move forward to where the future is, it’s not enough for us to just be consumers because ultimately our market is small,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would also make the assurance that the implementation of the TraceTogether-only Safe Entry programme will not proceed until we make sure that everyone has access to either a token or the app and is comfortable using it" External link

straitstimesSG Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said ( about Abdul Azim ) : "Through his compassion and empathy, Prince 'Abdul 'Azim had endeared himself to Bruneians and all who knew him," External link

straitstimesSG Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan says : “I think it says Covid-2 negative,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 23, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "The world needs appropriate rules for services, especially digital services and intellectual property, in preparation for this digital age that is unfolding in front of us" External link

zdnet Sunday, September 27, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We need to defeat COVID-19 together … None of us, in nations large or small, will be safe until all of us are safe together,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Countries cannot hope to go back to the way things were before COVID-19 came upon us, and neither can the multilateral system. We must adapt and we must reinforce our international institutions so that they remain open, inclusive, transparent, and fit for purpose,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Continued international cooperation is key to overcoming the devastating impact of the pandemic and to rebuilding. We need to build greater trust, and we need to learn from one another. We also need to cooperate to establish safe protocols in order to re-start travel again,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Our strategy right now is to reopen the economy and society but do so with the presence of intensive contact tracing, regular testing...and (while) maintaining the rules of social distancing," "We hope that in the weeks and months to come to be able to do this reopening in a safe manner" External link

BangkokPost Monday, September 14, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “In the last few months, because of the increasing use of digital tools and data from SafeEntry and TraceTogether, we’ve been able to reduce the time needed to identify and isolate close contacts of positive cases from about three to four days in the past. Now, for most cases, it’s less than a day,” “So the point is that speed matters,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “In the last few months, because of the increasing use of digital tools and data from SafeEntry and TraceTogether, we’ve been able to reduce the time needed to identify and isolate close contacts of positive cases from about three to four days in the past. Now, for most cases, it’s less than a day,” “So the point is that speed matters,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "developing strong, sustainable, and multi-faceted partnerships" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "As we navigate the challenging times ahead, we must ensure that first and foremost, we are strong and united as Singaporeans," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "As close neighbours, Singapore and Indonesia have cooperated well to tackle the common challenges brought about by COVID-19 over the past few months" "Given the extensive people-to-people and business links between our countries, we agreed that officials can start exploring how to safely resume essential official and business travel, with comprehensive safeguards in place to protect the health of our people," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "The problem now is that after 1978, China opened up. In 1991, India opened up. And with the fall of the Soviet Union, even Russia and the rest of eastern Europe came on line. All these actually are positive developments, but what it means is the US now constitutes maybe about 25 per cent of global GDP," "The key point here is we're moving from a unipolar world into a multipolar world," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "What all of us in Asia want is for America and China to sort out their strategic differences, find a modus vivendi to resolve these differences, and also to be able to collaborate on the multilateral global challenges that we face - and on that basis to continue to engage in Asia, because both America and China have huge equities in Asia," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Give us a couple of weeks to monitor the (COVID-19) figures, both in Malaysia, in particular Johor, and in Singapore. And as we gain greater confidence that the control of the pandemic is well-executed in both places, we can then begin the discussions for how we can allow daily commuting," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, July 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would say, give us a couple of weeks to monitor the (COVID-19) figures, both in Malaysia, in particular Johor, and in Singapore. And as we gain greater confidence that the control of the pandemic is well-executed in both places, we can then begin the discussions for how we can allow daily commuting," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "He's a Singapore citizen. Our duty is to provide consular assistance to him, according to his needs," External link

AsiaOne Sunday, July 26, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said ( about Heng Swee Keat ) : “We are — all of us, in complete unity — behind the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, so there is no need for any discussions or questions on that. We are in absolute unity under his lead,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would say, give us a couple of weeks to monitor the (COVID-19) figures, both in Malaysia, in particular Johor, and in Singapore. And as we gain greater confidence that the control of the pandemic is well-executed in both places, we can then begin the discussions for how we can allow daily commuting," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "First I'll reiterate what the prime minister said yesterday that this is a Cabinet reshuffle that reflects the need for continuity, the need for rotation and the need for renewal," "And if you look carefully at the composition and in fact, at the moves that the Prime Minister has made, it reflects all these three priorities," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said ( about Heng Swee Keat ) : "There's one further point which I would make on behalf of the 4G (leaders), and that is that we are all of us in complete unity behind the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat. So there's no need for any discussions or questions on that. I mean, we are in absolute unity under his leadership," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I'm ... pleased to report that both sides have settled the arrangements for the Reciprocal Green Lane as well as for what we call the Periodic Commuting Arrangement, so all the details have been settled (and) applications will open on Aug 10, and in the next few days we will publish the operational details," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would say, give us a couple of weeks to monitor the (COVID-19) figures, both in Malaysia, in particular Johor, and in Singapore. And as we gain greater confidence that the control of the pandemic is well-executed in both places, we can then begin the discussions for how we can allow daily commuting," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "You must bear in mind that even with a daily commuting model, there'll be a need for regular comprehensive testing on both sides," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Let me state, for the record. We will never have 10 million. We won't even have 6.9 million" External link

AsiaOne Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan pointed out : "launched the largest consular operation in our history as we brought Singaporeans from overseas back home," External link

AsiaOne Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Let me state for the record: We will never have 10 million. We won't even have 6.9 million. The Government doesn't have a target for the population" External link

AsiaOne Friday, July 3, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "every neighbourhood school of ours is a school that we can be very proud of anywhere" External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I do not see it possible to have a big bang complete, no holds barred, no restrictions, no tests (approach) - I think that would be unwise," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “There were Singaporeans on Malaysian flights from other parts of the world returning and when we had space, we also provided seats to Malaysians who were also trying to return. In other words, not only were we mutually providing consular services to our citizens, we were also acting as a transit centre for our citizens desperately trying to go home,” "Communications continued, supplies continued, essential medical supplies continued. People flow, repatriation, consular services continued and we cooperated very effectively" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It is no accident that we are the first country in Southeast Asia that China has agreed for arrangements for what we call a reciprocal green lane. Because they know us, they can see beyond the numbers, they know what the real situation is on the ground and more important than that, they know we are reliable and trustworthy," "So we started with China, but we are also negotiating similar special reciprocal travel arrangements with other countries" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It's countries where we have strong diplomatic ties with, it's countries we have strong business and economic interests in, it's countries where our public health systems, their systems and ours, are familiar with each other. “We understand their tests, they understand our test. We have a mutual appreciation of each other’s concerns. And we’re able to synchronise our – for instance, our testing regimes. So that’s the way it proceeds" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “There will be ups and downs, not only in Singapore, but in other countries as well. So these arrangements have to be flexible enough to deal with changing circumstances. But the key thing is communication, is trust, is openness, is reliability,” “And I have to tell you that we have to be very, very careful that as we open, we don’t reopen Pandora’s box and the virus gets out on a rampage again. It’s a very delicate operation” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan afirmou : “Estamos a desenvolver e em breve vamos lançar um dispositivo portátil que não depende de um smartphone. Se funcionar, vamos distribuí-lo a todos em Singapura” External link

observador Monday, June 15, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan explained : “In order to extend effective protection to as many people as possible, we had to consider tokens that would be simpler, more effective, more convenient and cheaper than phones,” External link

AsiaOne Monday, June 15, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “If this portable device works. We may then distribute it to everyone in Singapore … This will be more inclusive, and it will ensure that all of us will be protected,” External link

globalresearch Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “I’m going to do my best to try to push the participation rates up without having to go down the mandatory route,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "And only a very limited, restricted team of contact tracers would have access to the data in order to reconstruct the activity map [of the COVID-19 patient]," "So there isn't one big, giant centralised database. The data is decentralised and encrypted on phones and devices, and only uploaded when [someone tests] positive. So, again, there's no electronic tagging, no geolocation tracking" External link

zdnet Monday, June 8, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “I want to emphasise: there is no electronic tagging, there is no geolocation tracking,” External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 8, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan déclaré : "L'appareil sera petit et les gens pourront glisser dans leur sac ou dans leur poche " External link

lepetitjournal Monday, June 8, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It's worth emphasising that there isn't one big, giant centralised database. In fact, the data is decentralised and encrypted on phones and on devices, and only uploaded, if it is positive,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, June 8, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We are developing and will soon roll out a portable wearable device that will ... not depend on possession of a smartphone,” External link

arabnews Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We’ve had repeated discussions both at the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution,” External link

arabnews Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We've had repeated discussions at both the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution," External link

forbes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “I believe this will be more inclusive,” External link

forbes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We have also just upgraded the app to register the NRIC or FIN number of the user in addition to the user’s mobile number, so that we can more quickly establish the link between the identity of the confirmed cases and their close contacts,” External link

forbes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We are developing and will soon roll out a portable wearable device that will ... not depend on possession of a smartphone," External link

trust Friday, June 5, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We've had repeated discussions both at the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution," External link

trust Friday, June 5, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "The app does not appear to work as well on iOS or Apple devices," "We have had repeated discussions at both the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution" External link

ibtimes-sg Friday, June 5, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We are developing and will soon roll out a portable wearable device that will ... not depend on possession of a smartphone," External link

wsau Friday, June 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We've had repeated discussions both at the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution," External link

wsau Friday, June 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Quick and accurate contact tracing is a necessity,” External link

bloomberg Friday, June 5, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Because TraceTogether does not work equally well across all smartphones, we have decided therefore at this point in time, not to mandate the compulsory use of TraceTogether,” External link

bloomberg Friday, June 5, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Because TraceTogether does not work equally well across all smartphones, we have decided therefore at this point in time, not to mandate the compulsory use of TraceTogether,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 5, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Because TraceTogether does not work equally well across all smartphones, we have decided therefore at this point in time, not to mandate the compulsory use of TraceTogether,” External link

BangkokPost Friday, June 5, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We've had repeated discussions at both the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, June 5, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It is still a voluntary exercise and I would try to keep it for as long as possible on that basis," "Contact tracing is an essential part of epidemic management, but contact tracing remains, at the heart of it, a human endeavour. In dealing with human beings, when a diagnosis is made, I do not believe a smart app should tell you the diagnosis... the human being remains at the centre of this entire process" External link

zdnet Sunday, May 24, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "But again, I want to come back to my first point that it is not just about technology. You need to make sure that the human remains at the centre of it all. Maintaining trust, respecting privacy, and getting voluntary participation is absolutely essential," External link

zdnet Sunday, May 24, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “He soon found himself stranded at sea in the Pacific, with food supplies running low and needing urgent repairs for his yacht,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We had our most recent teleconference yesterday evening, where we reiterated the importance of maintaining global connectivity such as transport and supply chain links, which will help all our economies recover more quickly when the pandemic eventually subsides" External link

straitstimesSG Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "All sorts of construction activities have been halted in Singapore. However, the wages and other related facilities of Bangladeshi workers have been kept up. Besides, all workers have been provided with food and medical treatment free of cost," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, April 10, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan disse : "Eu acredito que existem maneiras mais intuitivas para os serviços governamentais serem entregues aos nossos cidadãos. Todo mundo espera interações sensíveis e personalizadas em tempo real. A recente melhoria no processamento de linguagem natural significa que 'conversas' será o novo meio. Este projeto em conjunto com a Microsoft serve para demonstrar que a computação em conversas para serviços públicos é pertinente" External link

noticias-r7 Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:23:00 PM EAT



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minister for foreign affairs11.91%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
Minister18.16%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
foreign affairs minister6.24%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
minister for trade and industry1.13%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
minister for trade0.14%EN10/22/201722/10/2017
ministre des affaires étrangères0.14%FR10/17/201717/10/2017
foreign minister23.97%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
minister10.78%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
finance minister0.28%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
chanceler0.14%PT09/04/201704/09/2017
singaporean foreign minister4.54%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
singaporean minister of foreign affairs0.71%EN08/07/201707/08/2017
ministre singapourien des affaires étrangères0.57%FR08/07/201707/08/2017
foreign minister of singapore0.71%EN07/21/201721/07/2017
minister of singapore0.28%EN07/21/201721/07/2017
homologue singapourien0.85%FR06/15/201715/06/2017
resources minister11.91%EN03/11/201711/03/2017
homologue0.28%FR02/14/201714/02/2017
minister for culture0.14%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
national development minister0.14%EN09/01/201601/09/2016
minister of trade and industry0.14%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
ministre0.28%FR08/08/201608/08/2016
thai foreign minister1.56%EN07/25/201625/07/2016
ministro de negócios estrangeiros0.14%PT07/13/201613/07/2016
acting minister for education0.14%EN06/06/201606/06/2016
minister for home affairs0.14%EN06/04/201604/06/2016
minister for environment0.14%EN03/23/201523/03/2015
cabinet minister0.14%EN03/23/201523/03/2015
environment minister0.57%EN07/17/201317/07/2013
Names Lang Count
Vivian BalakrishnanEN95.84%
Vivian BalakrishnanFR3.29%
Vivian BalakrishnanIS0.52%
Vivian BalakrishnanPT0.35%


 
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Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Today, if you are still dependent on signature-based detection like your standard anti-virus software, you're almost not protected at all," External link

straitstimesSG Monday, April 19, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would like to reiterate the point that we need the COVID-19 situation to improve significantly. Ideally for them to achieve the same level of control as we have currently in Singapore, which means every day we have between zero and one community case locally," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan says ( about Heng Swee Keat ) : “We are — all of us, in complete unity — behind the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, so there is no need for any discussions or questions on that. We are in absolute unity under his lead,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for ASEAN’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” “But do not expect quick solutions” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for ASEAN’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Covid-19 has been... a stress test of our competence, capability, technology and social capital," External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, April 6, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "remains 'fit for purpose' in a post-pandemic world" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:53:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Now in a post-COVID recovery phase, we are looking at how - as both Singapore and China reopen the economy - we can slowly, gradually and carefully resume travel links as well," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "First, I will speak from a Singapore perspective: We are alarmed (and) appalled at the escalating violence, particularly over the weekend on what was supposed to be Armed Forces Day," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 31, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Both Indonesia and Singapore believe there should be no foreign interference. But ASEAN stands ready to help in any way that we can help,” External link

myanmarnews Wednesday, March 31, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It is essential for ASEAN's credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar," External link

wsau Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for ASEAN’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” External link

ara-reuters Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic,” External link

irrawaddy.com Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for ASEAN’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” “But do not expect quick solutions” External link

irrawaddy.com Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “Both Indonesia and Singapore believe there should be no foreign interference. But ASEAN stands ready to help in any way that we can help,” External link

eco-business Tuesday, March 30, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic,” External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for Asean’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” “But do not expect quick solutions” External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 30, 2021 4:26:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 29, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It is essential for ASEAN's credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar," "But do not expect quick solutions" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 29, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic," External link

wsau Monday, March 29, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It is essential for ASEAN's credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar," "But do not expect quick solutions" External link

wsau Monday, March 29, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “It is going to take quite some time to resolve. I must confess to you that I am pessimistic,” External link

reuters-af Monday, March 29, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is essential for ASEAN’s credibility, centrality and relevance to have a view, have a position and to be able to offer some constructive assistance to Myanmar,” “But do not expect quick solutions” External link

reuters-af Monday, March 29, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would like to reiterate the point that we need the COVID-19 situation to improve significantly. Ideally for them to achieve the same level of control as we have currently in Singapore, which means every day we have between zero and one community case locally," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, March 26, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I think in our earlier discussion, we had look at, particularly Bintan. And perhaps that as being a site for which we can convene our Leaders' Retreat" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said ( about Yang di Pertuan Agong ) : “After a long day of meetings, no better way to conclude our trip than with a royal meal — keropok ikan rendang tok and sambal belacan generously gifted by Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, March 25, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "Hopefully, by the time the two prime ministers meet, we will be able to make some announcements," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:51:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We actually need multidisciplinary teams - we need artists, we need musicians, we need designers. In fact, even more so now than before," External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “The immediate priority must be to step back from a rapidly deteriorating situation. It is not too late,” External link

irrawaddy Friday, March 12, 2021 4:11:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “lie within Myanmar itself, and in the hands of its people” External link

myanmarnews Saturday, March 6, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “lie within Myanmar itself, and in the hands of its people” External link

channelnewsasia Friday, March 5, 2021 8:22:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is the height of national shame for the armed forces of any country to turn its arms against its own people,” External link

reuters-af Friday, March 5, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “The keys ultimately lie within Myanmar. And there’s a limit to how far external pressure will be brought to bear,” External link

reuters-af Friday, March 5, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “If we don't get identity right, we can’t secure transactions, you can’t even make e-commerce safer,” “You wouldn’t be able to create convenience for people to transact from the private sector (to) the Government sector, in a seamless way” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “Singapore calls on the Myanmar military authorities to publicly commit, in words and in deeds today, to exercise utmost restraint, and to desist from the use of lethal force, and to steadfastly ensure that there is no further violence and bloodshed,” External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:51:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It is critical that ASEAN continues to reiterate our guiding principles in light of the unfolding tragedy in Myanmar,” External link

eurasiareview Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “the ministers will listen to the representatives of the Myanmar military authority” External link

laht Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:13:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan warned : "If the situation continues to escalate, there will be serious consequences for Myanmar and ASEAN and our region," External link

bordermail Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:27:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "The immediate priority must be to step back from a rapidly deteriorating situation. It is not too late," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We have also called for dialogue, reconciliation, and the return to normality in accordance with the will of the people of Myanmar,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "A special Asean foreign ministers meeting will be convened via video conference tomorrow and where we will listen to the representative of the Myanmar military authorities," External link

myanmarnews Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We call on the Myanmar military authorities to exercise utmost restraint, desist from the use of lethal force, and take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation to prevent further violence, bloodshed and deaths,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We are appalled by the use of lethal force against civilians. We express our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and we hope that the injured will recover quickly” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “In a panic, in a crisis, it is actually quite natural for every country to look to secure supplies for themselves first. But we know that the virus knows no borders. COVAX’s primary value is in supporting wider access to vaccines. Without it, we would all be collectively worse off,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, March 1, 2021 1:43:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We are appalled by the use of lethal force against civilians. " External link

AsiaOne Monday, March 1, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan added : "Asean will also work closely with all our external partners to foster an inclusive dialogue with key stakeholders," External link

AsiaOne Monday, March 1, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “A special ASEAN foreign ministers meeting will be convened via video conference tomorrow and where we will listen to the representative of the Myanmar military authorities,” External link

reuters-af Monday, March 1, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "A special ASEAN foreign minister's meeting will be convened via video conference tomorrow and where we will listen to the representative of the Myanmar military authorities," External link

dailyadvertiser Monday, March 1, 2021 12:05:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "A special ASEAN foreign minister's meeting will be convened via video conference tomorrow and where we will listen to the representative of the Myanmar military authorities," External link

bordermail Monday, March 1, 2021 11:58:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “A special ASEAN foreign minister’s meeting will be convened via video conference tomorrow and where we will listen to the representative of the Myanmar military authorities,” External link

reuters-af Monday, March 1, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “The Government was therefore able to continue serving people, providing services online, even during the circuit breaker, and thereby cushioning the social and economic impact of the crisis,” External link

nationmultimedia Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:07:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “To be brutally honest, this is a man-made humanitarian disaster and something which should not be happening in this day and age,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:47:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "Our starting point has to be that every country's politics and destiny should be determined by its own people. Just as in Singapore we will not tolerate foreign interference in our politics, similarly we do not seek to interfere in others' domestic affairs," External link

myanmarnews Friday, February 19, 2021 4:50:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan added : “ASEAN can play a discreet constructive role in facilitating a return to normalcy and stability in the country” External link

myanmarnews Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:02:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan added : “ASEAN can play a discreet constructive role in facilitating a return to normalcy and stability in the country” External link

mmtimes Wednesday, February 17, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We should not embark on widespread generalized indiscriminate sanctions because the people who will suffer most will be the ordinary people in Myanmar,” External link

albawaba-en Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I say all these in order to head off suggestions that we should now interfere on political grounds with commercial decisions," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:13:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "we may continue to focus our attention towards battling... the Covid-19 global pandemic" External link

straitstimesSG Friday, February 5, 2021 3:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I take full responsibility for this mistake and I deeply regret the consternation, the anxiety that was caused by my mistake," External link

JakartaPost Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I'm sharing this with you so that you understand that there is nothing to hide. The CPC is written law," "But I should have been aware, and I should have made it clear right from the onset" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan replied : "Members of the public can request for their own data for legitimate purposes, as is the current practice today," "The individual can share his or her own data with anyone, including the police, the prosecution, the defence counsel, and offer his or her data to the court as evidence" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I'm sharing this with you so that you understand that there is nothing to hide. The CPC is written law," "But I should have been aware, and I should have made it clear right from the onset" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:18:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “TraceTogether was always designed for contact tracing purposes,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, February 2, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “The exact details are still being worked out,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Again I want to emphasise, there is no electronic tagging. There is no geolocation tracking. This is only purely focused on Bluetooth proximity data, and only used for contact tracing”. “The keyword here is criminal investigation," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “take the trust of Singaporeans lightly” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan added : “Nevertheless, I recognise that (the token) has become a rather popular or useful item for most people, and hence our decision to make extra," he said. Mandatory TraceTogether-only SafeEntry check-ins will only be imposed when "everyone who needs to or wishes to has access to a token or the app” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:18:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "I think we should talk about a new normal. So yes, there will be recovery in 2021, the question is to what extent that bounce back will be. But it will be a fallacy, it will be very dangerous to assume we're going to go back to business as usual," External link

cnbc Thursday, December 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We are working with three leading providers - Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform - to bring the cutting edge of cloud technology to bear in the digital services we provide our citizens," External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:26:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan noted : "We are now at another turning point, and energy sources, transportation, connectivity and communication planning are all being transformed. And if we don't again position ourselves in the right time and the right place, with the right workforce and right skills, we are going to miss out" External link

straitstimesSG Monday, November 30, 2020 2:35:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan added : “Now in a crisis when we are in fact collecting more data than we would otherwise do, but at least we have the confidence that questions of encryption, data security, network security, rules of accountability, what you can share, what you can’t share … all those frameworks have been thought of and that we’re implementing and we’re working according to those rules” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We've made this platform technology available to the private sector so that they will develop the machines or the services which will ride on it,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “So if you think about these three factors – the infrastructure, the talent and digital inclusion – fortunately (these were) already in place by the time COVID-19 broke out,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “If you move forward to where the future is, it’s not enough for us to just be consumers because ultimately our market is small,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would also make the assurance that the implementation of the TraceTogether-only Safe Entry programme will not proceed until we make sure that everyone has access to either a token or the app and is comfortable using it" External link

straitstimesSG Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said ( about Abdul Azim ) : "Through his compassion and empathy, Prince 'Abdul 'Azim had endeared himself to Bruneians and all who knew him," External link

straitstimesSG Sunday, October 25, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan says : “I think it says Covid-2 negative,” External link

themalaymailonline Friday, October 23, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "The world needs appropriate rules for services, especially digital services and intellectual property, in preparation for this digital age that is unfolding in front of us" External link

zdnet Sunday, September 27, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We need to defeat COVID-19 together … None of us, in nations large or small, will be safe until all of us are safe together,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Countries cannot hope to go back to the way things were before COVID-19 came upon us, and neither can the multilateral system. We must adapt and we must reinforce our international institutions so that they remain open, inclusive, transparent, and fit for purpose,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Continued international cooperation is key to overcoming the devastating impact of the pandemic and to rebuilding. We need to build greater trust, and we need to learn from one another. We also need to cooperate to establish safe protocols in order to re-start travel again,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Our strategy right now is to reopen the economy and society but do so with the presence of intensive contact tracing, regular testing...and (while) maintaining the rules of social distancing," "We hope that in the weeks and months to come to be able to do this reopening in a safe manner" External link

BangkokPost Monday, September 14, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “In the last few months, because of the increasing use of digital tools and data from SafeEntry and TraceTogether, we’ve been able to reduce the time needed to identify and isolate close contacts of positive cases from about three to four days in the past. Now, for most cases, it’s less than a day,” “So the point is that speed matters,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 4:03:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “In the last few months, because of the increasing use of digital tools and data from SafeEntry and TraceTogether, we’ve been able to reduce the time needed to identify and isolate close contacts of positive cases from about three to four days in the past. Now, for most cases, it’s less than a day,” “So the point is that speed matters,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, September 9, 2020 2:22:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "developing strong, sustainable, and multi-faceted partnerships" External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "As we navigate the challenging times ahead, we must ensure that first and foremost, we are strong and united as Singaporeans," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "As close neighbours, Singapore and Indonesia have cooperated well to tackle the common challenges brought about by COVID-19 over the past few months" "Given the extensive people-to-people and business links between our countries, we agreed that officials can start exploring how to safely resume essential official and business travel, with comprehensive safeguards in place to protect the health of our people," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, August 25, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "The problem now is that after 1978, China opened up. In 1991, India opened up. And with the fall of the Soviet Union, even Russia and the rest of eastern Europe came on line. All these actually are positive developments, but what it means is the US now constitutes maybe about 25 per cent of global GDP," "The key point here is we're moving from a unipolar world into a multipolar world," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "What all of us in Asia want is for America and China to sort out their strategic differences, find a modus vivendi to resolve these differences, and also to be able to collaborate on the multilateral global challenges that we face - and on that basis to continue to engage in Asia, because both America and China have huge equities in Asia," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, August 6, 2020 1:28:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Give us a couple of weeks to monitor the (COVID-19) figures, both in Malaysia, in particular Johor, and in Singapore. And as we gain greater confidence that the control of the pandemic is well-executed in both places, we can then begin the discussions for how we can allow daily commuting," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, July 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would say, give us a couple of weeks to monitor the (COVID-19) figures, both in Malaysia, in particular Johor, and in Singapore. And as we gain greater confidence that the control of the pandemic is well-executed in both places, we can then begin the discussions for how we can allow daily commuting," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "He's a Singapore citizen. Our duty is to provide consular assistance to him, according to his needs," External link

AsiaOne Sunday, July 26, 2020 4:49:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said ( about Heng Swee Keat ) : “We are — all of us, in complete unity — behind the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, so there is no need for any discussions or questions on that. We are in absolute unity under his lead,” External link

themalaymailonline Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would say, give us a couple of weeks to monitor the (COVID-19) figures, both in Malaysia, in particular Johor, and in Singapore. And as we gain greater confidence that the control of the pandemic is well-executed in both places, we can then begin the discussions for how we can allow daily commuting," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "First I'll reiterate what the prime minister said yesterday that this is a Cabinet reshuffle that reflects the need for continuity, the need for rotation and the need for renewal," "And if you look carefully at the composition and in fact, at the moves that the Prime Minister has made, it reflects all these three priorities," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said ( about Heng Swee Keat ) : "There's one further point which I would make on behalf of the 4G (leaders), and that is that we are all of us in complete unity behind the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat. So there's no need for any discussions or questions on that. I mean, we are in absolute unity under his leadership," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 8:16:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I'm ... pleased to report that both sides have settled the arrangements for the Reciprocal Green Lane as well as for what we call the Periodic Commuting Arrangement, so all the details have been settled (and) applications will open on Aug 10, and in the next few days we will publish the operational details," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I would say, give us a couple of weeks to monitor the (COVID-19) figures, both in Malaysia, in particular Johor, and in Singapore. And as we gain greater confidence that the control of the pandemic is well-executed in both places, we can then begin the discussions for how we can allow daily commuting," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "You must bear in mind that even with a daily commuting model, there'll be a need for regular comprehensive testing on both sides," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 26, 2020 6:42:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Let me state, for the record. We will never have 10 million. We won't even have 6.9 million" External link

AsiaOne Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan pointed out : "launched the largest consular operation in our history as we brought Singaporeans from overseas back home," External link

AsiaOne Saturday, July 4, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "Let me state for the record: We will never have 10 million. We won't even have 6.9 million. The Government doesn't have a target for the population" External link

AsiaOne Friday, July 3, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "every neighbourhood school of ours is a school that we can be very proud of anywhere" External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "I do not see it possible to have a big bang complete, no holds barred, no restrictions, no tests (approach) - I think that would be unwise," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “There were Singaporeans on Malaysian flights from other parts of the world returning and when we had space, we also provided seats to Malaysians who were also trying to return. In other words, not only were we mutually providing consular services to our citizens, we were also acting as a transit centre for our citizens desperately trying to go home,” "Communications continued, supplies continued, essential medical supplies continued. People flow, repatriation, consular services continued and we cooperated very effectively" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It is no accident that we are the first country in Southeast Asia that China has agreed for arrangements for what we call a reciprocal green lane. Because they know us, they can see beyond the numbers, they know what the real situation is on the ground and more important than that, they know we are reliable and trustworthy," "So we started with China, but we are also negotiating similar special reciprocal travel arrangements with other countries" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It's countries where we have strong diplomatic ties with, it's countries we have strong business and economic interests in, it's countries where our public health systems, their systems and ours, are familiar with each other. “We understand their tests, they understand our test. We have a mutual appreciation of each other’s concerns. And we’re able to synchronise our – for instance, our testing regimes. So that’s the way it proceeds" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “There will be ups and downs, not only in Singapore, but in other countries as well. So these arrangements have to be flexible enough to deal with changing circumstances. But the key thing is communication, is trust, is openness, is reliability,” “And I have to tell you that we have to be very, very careful that as we open, we don’t reopen Pandora’s box and the virus gets out on a rampage again. It’s a very delicate operation” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2:34:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan afirmou : “Estamos a desenvolver e em breve vamos lançar um dispositivo portátil que não depende de um smartphone. Se funcionar, vamos distribuí-lo a todos em Singapura” External link

observador Monday, June 15, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan explained : “In order to extend effective protection to as many people as possible, we had to consider tokens that would be simpler, more effective, more convenient and cheaper than phones,” External link

AsiaOne Monday, June 15, 2020 9:19:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : “If this portable device works. We may then distribute it to everyone in Singapore … This will be more inclusive, and it will ensure that all of us will be protected,” External link

globalresearch Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “I’m going to do my best to try to push the participation rates up without having to go down the mandatory route,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, June 9, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "And only a very limited, restricted team of contact tracers would have access to the data in order to reconstruct the activity map [of the COVID-19 patient]," "So there isn't one big, giant centralised database. The data is decentralised and encrypted on phones and devices, and only uploaded when [someone tests] positive. So, again, there's no electronic tagging, no geolocation tracking" External link

zdnet Monday, June 8, 2020 9:35:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “I want to emphasise: there is no electronic tagging, there is no geolocation tracking,” External link

BangkokPost Monday, June 8, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan déclaré : "L'appareil sera petit et les gens pourront glisser dans leur sac ou dans leur poche " External link

lepetitjournal Monday, June 8, 2020 4:59:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “It's worth emphasising that there isn't one big, giant centralised database. In fact, the data is decentralised and encrypted on phones and on devices, and only uploaded, if it is positive,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, June 8, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We are developing and will soon roll out a portable wearable device that will ... not depend on possession of a smartphone,” External link

arabnews Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We’ve had repeated discussions both at the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution,” External link

arabnews Saturday, June 6, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We've had repeated discussions at both the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution," External link

forbes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “I believe this will be more inclusive,” External link

forbes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “We have also just upgraded the app to register the NRIC or FIN number of the user in addition to the user’s mobile number, so that we can more quickly establish the link between the identity of the confirmed cases and their close contacts,” External link

forbes Friday, June 5, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We are developing and will soon roll out a portable wearable device that will ... not depend on possession of a smartphone," External link

trust Friday, June 5, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We've had repeated discussions both at the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution," External link

trust Friday, June 5, 2020 11:57:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "The app does not appear to work as well on iOS or Apple devices," "We have had repeated discussions at both the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution" External link

ibtimes-sg Friday, June 5, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We are developing and will soon roll out a portable wearable device that will ... not depend on possession of a smartphone," External link

wsau Friday, June 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We've had repeated discussions both at the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution," External link

wsau Friday, June 5, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Quick and accurate contact tracing is a necessity,” External link

bloomberg Friday, June 5, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Because TraceTogether does not work equally well across all smartphones, we have decided therefore at this point in time, not to mandate the compulsory use of TraceTogether,” External link

bloomberg Friday, June 5, 2020 10:35:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Because TraceTogether does not work equally well across all smartphones, we have decided therefore at this point in time, not to mandate the compulsory use of TraceTogether,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 5, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “Because TraceTogether does not work equally well across all smartphones, we have decided therefore at this point in time, not to mandate the compulsory use of TraceTogether,” External link

BangkokPost Friday, June 5, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We've had repeated discussions at both the technical and policy level with Apple, but we have not yet been able to find a satisfactory solution," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, June 5, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "It is still a voluntary exercise and I would try to keep it for as long as possible on that basis," "Contact tracing is an essential part of epidemic management, but contact tracing remains, at the heart of it, a human endeavour. In dealing with human beings, when a diagnosis is made, I do not believe a smart app should tell you the diagnosis... the human being remains at the centre of this entire process" External link

zdnet Sunday, May 24, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "But again, I want to come back to my first point that it is not just about technology. You need to make sure that the human remains at the centre of it all. Maintaining trust, respecting privacy, and getting voluntary participation is absolutely essential," External link

zdnet Sunday, May 24, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : “He soon found himself stranded at sea in the Pacific, with food supplies running low and needing urgent repairs for his yacht,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan said : "We had our most recent teleconference yesterday evening, where we reiterated the importance of maintaining global connectivity such as transport and supply chain links, which will help all our economies recover more quickly when the pandemic eventually subsides" External link

straitstimesSG Saturday, April 18, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan told : "All sorts of construction activities have been halted in Singapore. However, the wages and other related facilities of Bangladeshi workers have been kept up. Besides, all workers have been provided with food and medical treatment free of cost," External link

thedailystarBD Friday, April 10, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Vivian Balakrishnan disse : "Eu acredito que existem maneiras mais intuitivas para os serviços governamentais serem entregues aos nossos cidadãos. Todo mundo espera interações sensíveis e personalizadas em tempo real. A recente melhoria no processamento de linguagem natural significa que 'conversas' será o novo meio. Este projeto em conjunto com a Microsoft serve para demonstrar que a computação em conversas para serviços públicos é pertinente" External link

noticias-r7 Wednesday, July 13, 2016 9:23:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister of foreign affairs3.26%EN11/17/201717/11/2017
minister for foreign affairs11.91%EN10/31/201731/10/2017
Minister18.16%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
foreign affairs minister6.24%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
minister for trade and industry1.13%EN10/26/201726/10/2017
minister for trade0.14%EN10/22/201722/10/2017
ministre des affaires étrangères0.14%FR10/17/201717/10/2017
foreign minister23.97%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
minister10.78%EN10/06/201706/10/2017
finance minister0.28%EN09/21/201721/09/2017
chanceler0.14%PT09/04/201704/09/2017
singaporean foreign minister4.54%EN09/02/201702/09/2017
singaporean minister of foreign affairs0.71%EN08/07/201707/08/2017
ministre singapourien des affaires étrangères0.57%FR08/07/201707/08/2017
foreign minister of singapore0.71%EN07/21/201721/07/2017
minister of singapore0.28%EN07/21/201721/07/2017
homologue singapourien0.85%FR06/15/201715/06/2017
resources minister11.91%EN03/11/201711/03/2017
homologue0.28%FR02/14/201714/02/2017
minister for culture0.14%EN12/12/201612/12/2016
national development minister0.14%EN09/01/201601/09/2016
minister of trade and industry0.14%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
ministre0.28%FR08/08/201608/08/2016
thai foreign minister1.56%EN07/25/201625/07/2016
ministro de negócios estrangeiros0.14%PT07/13/201613/07/2016
acting minister for education0.14%EN06/06/201606/06/2016
minister for home affairs0.14%EN06/04/201604/06/2016
minister for environment0.14%EN03/23/201523/03/2015
cabinet minister0.14%EN03/23/201523/03/2015
environment minister0.57%EN07/17/201317/07/2013
Names Lang Count
Vivian BalakrishnanEN95.84%
Vivian BalakrishnanFR3.29%
Vivian BalakrishnanIS0.52%
Vivian BalakrishnanPT0.35%


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