Ong Ye Kung

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Ong Ye Kung said : “SIA [Singapore International Airline] can be the first vaccinated international airline of the world—try to get that done,” “Imagine what that tells the world—whoever sails to Singapore, flies through Singapore, knows that we are safe, we are united, we are cohesive” External link

forbes Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Singapore Airlines can be the first vaccinated international airline of the world," External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "All our 37,000 front-liners, they're defenders of our borders because the borders are a key vulnerability," External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This adds a lot to our international branding," External link

business-times Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “SIA (Singapore Airlines) can be the first vaccinated international airline of the world. Try to get that done,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “SIA (Singapore Airlines) can be the first vaccinated international airline of the world. Try to get that done,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "You all know that the aviation industry is decimated by COVID-19, but we must have the determination that when the crisis passes, Singapore will be an aviation hub of the region and the world again," External link

news18 Monday, January 18, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “You all know that the aviation industry is decimated by COVID-19, but we must have the determination that when the crisis passes, Singapore will be an aviation hub of the region and the world again,” External link

financialexpress Monday, January 18, 2021 1:36:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It will take a while before it comes down, so I would rather not fix ourselves any target,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, January 18, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I am encouraged by the number and I hope in the coming weeks more will come," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 18, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "It is meticulous, complex work. Some data has already been recovered. We hope for more positive developments in the coming days" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This week will be an operational warm-up, where we will vaccinate small groups, to prepare for full scale operations next week,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We decided to make an exception for this lamp post, given that it's a far out location and a special spot to help cyclists find their way. " External link

AsiaOne Friday, January 8, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We decided to make an exception for this lamp post, given that it's a far out location and a special spot to help cyclists find their way. " External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Urban folklore has it that cyclists on round-island trips will make a pit stop there, where they will take photos with the lamp post, and leave their favourite stickers behind," “I have discussed with Land Transport Authority, who in turned discussed with JTC. We decided to make an exception for this lamp post, given that it's a far out location and a special spot to help cyclists find their way,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “That way, such service providers will come under the regulatory ambit of MAS even if the monies do not flow through Singapore,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “New entrants who are not able to meet these standards will not be allowed to commence business,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This will minimise the possibility of future disagreements and disputes over the long duration of the project, lasting decades," "Singapore therefore informed Malaysia that the removal of the AssetsCo constituted a fundamental departure from the HSR bilateral agreement, and could not be accepted" External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We will be able to realise the full potential of the land to benefit Singaporeans," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "with the explicit understanding that it would be the final extension" External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Companies can come up with products that are more attractive. And today, what we are doing, we believe, is an appropriate and calibrated response," External link

straitstimesSG Monday, January 4, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This will help minimise the risk of DPT service providers being exploited by criminals to launder illicit proceeds or hide illicit assets,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The Bill will broaden the definition of cross-border money transfer service to include facilitating transfers of money between persons in different jurisdictions, where money is not accepted or received by the service provider in Singapore,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “enhance the regulatory framework for payment services in line with global regulatory standards and will allow MAS to be nimble and responsive in addressing various risks in the payments landscape,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “ensure better consumer protection and to maintain financial stability and safeguard the efficacy of monetary policy” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This treatment is consistent with those of frontline workers like doctors and nurses, who do not have to serve stay-at-home notices after performing their duties in view of the preventive measures taken to protect them while they are on duty,” “If foreign-based airlines can comply with these preventive measures, their air crew will be subject to the same rules. If not, they will have to serve SHNs (stay-home notice) for the duration of their stay in Singapore, regardless of which countries they flew in from” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Now that the HSR (bilateral agreement) has been terminated, Singapore is willing to discuss any new proposal on the KL-Singapore HSR from Malaysia in good faith, but starting from a clean slate," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I thank the Member for the question but I really cannot speak for the Malaysian government," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This will be the largest commercial and regional centre outside of our city centre, bringing many jobs, business and recreation opportunities for Singaporeans and Singapore companies," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The termination of the HSR project, therefore, does not affect the overall impetus and vision for (the Jurong Lake District) although some details may need to be adjusted along the way,” “When completed, this will be the largest commercial and regional centre outside of our city centre, bringing many jobs, business and recreation opportunities for Singaporeans and Singapore companies” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Mohammed Taha ) : "The compensation amount for the termination and schedule for payment are specified in our Agreements" "In addition, there is a small component of miscellaneous abortive costs for the suspension of the project requested by Malaysia that Singapore is currently verifying, before we send to Malaysia. Due to Singapore’s confidentiality obligations under the HSR Bilateral Agreement, we are unable to reveal the exact terms in relation to the compensation for the termination of the HSR Project," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “Our port remains open, goods… (are) flowing. We even managed to develop ‘safe corridor’ procedures for crew change, that was viewed as international maritime best practice,” “Looking ahead, we are partnering the industry to push more strongly for digitalisation and innovation while we grow our maritime talent pool” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, December 28, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Our staff, our logistics companies, they all have been trained up to the World Health Organisation standards to be able to handle all this cargo safely," "In terms of capacity, we have quite a huge capacity... more than adequate to handle temperature controlled cargo" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "One example was when they got to know that the Pfizer vaccine requires minus 70 deg C of storage, they started to look at dry ice production," "So today, Sats can produce 4 tonnes of dry ice every day in its... own facilities" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are ready to do this and a lot of preparation work has gone into making this as smooth as possible" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are ready to do this and a lot of preparation work has gone into making this as smooth as possible" External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are ready to do this and a lot of preparation work has gone into making this as smooth as possible" External link

AsiaOne Monday, December 21, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “You look at the typical battery size and the range that the battery can carry you, and then the average mileage in Singapore, you probably need a full charge, on average, once every five days,” External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “To get it off the ground, it’s easier to start with overnight charging, slower charging – lower voltage or lower power rating. You only need 3.57 kilowatts, you can start, and many places have enough capacity to support it,” “As we get off the ground, more electric vehicles come into the market, then you will attract investments to build up the infrastructure for fast charging. "I will do it in that sequence, but in the end, there will be a place for both fast and slow charging” External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I think as the economy recovers … instead of work from home being the default, the future default may be a mixture, for office workers at least,” External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The fact that the volume dropped is not a good thing, but how it is spread out now, away from peak hours, is a good thing,” External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “With the festive period, I hope the reopening arrangements will be useful for families and loved ones to reunite” External link

AsiaOne Friday, December 11, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “That is the most relaxed rule they have imposed on any traveler and which they accorded Singapore as the lowest risk country,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, December 11, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “That is the most relaxed rule they have imposed on any traveler and which they accorded Singapore as the lowest risk country,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, December 11, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "That is the most relaxed rule they have imposed on any traveller and which they accorded Singapore as the lowest risk country," "So with this unilateral opening, I think it's not bad, as a business traveller, you can go to Taiwan with five days quarantine. And then when you return with a test, there's no need for SHN (stay-home notice). So it's possible, hopefully we'll get a bit more to and fro between the two places" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 11, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "There's no particular methodology to it, it is just what is suitable at that point in time”. Likening the move to the gradual easing of the " External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 11, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "We don't unilaterally open to every place, every country that has very low infection, even though we trust their system. But let's open bit by bit. " External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 11, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We will not stop here. Technology is evolving, and we will keep reviewing our strategy. I am quite certain the plans will grow in ambition" External link

straitstimesSG Monday, November 30, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Today, we look at new ways of collaboration … like the Greater Bay Area,” External link

AsiaOne Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It is a complementary partnership because they have the market, the dynamism; we have useful capabilities and know-how, and companies that have something to offer,” “I think pairing our capabilities with their market is a very good combination” External link

AsiaOne Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This is a sober reminder that the Covid-19 virus is still with us, and even as we fight to regain our normal lives, the journey will be full of ups and downs. " External link

straitstimesSG Monday, November 23, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint," External link

straitstimesSG Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” “This is a sober reminder that the Covid-19 virus is still with us, and even as we fight to regain our normal lives, the journey will be full of ups and downs. But we will press on and look forward to when we can safely launch the (air travel bubble),” External link

inquirer Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "As you know, Hong Kong cases have spiked yesterday. Chances are today's cases may go up even further, and we should expect a few days of high cases, in the tens. " External link

straitstimesSG Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Given the situation in Hong Kong, Secretary Edward Yo and I discussed further this afternoon and decided it would be best to postpone the launch of the ATP for two weeks. We will review the new release date within two weeks and update again,” External link

haveeru Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung explained ( about Hong Kong has ) : "Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore announced that the Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) will be launched as scheduled, with arriving passengers subject to an on-arrival test as a further precaution," External link

cnn Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung explained ( about Hong Kong has ) : "Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore announced that the Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) will be launched as scheduled, with arriving passengers subject to an on-arrival test as a further precaution," External link

cnn Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

yorkpress Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

msn-uk Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

thecourier Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

independent-UK Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

ABCnews Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Given the evolving situation in Hong Kong, (Mr) Yau and I discussed further this afternoon and decided that it would be better to defer the launch of the air travel bubble by two weeks," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This is a sober reminder that the COVID-19 virus is still with us, and even as we fight to regain our normal lives, the journey will be full of ups and downs. But we will press on and look forward to when we can safely launch the air travel bubble" External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

msn-uk Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "So tomorrow, the air travel bubble will be launched. But there's a high chance if Hong Kong continues to have tens of cases with a fair number of unlinked cases, it may be suspended. I think there's a high chance it may be suspended based on what we have agreed on," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are cities and we depend on the world to earn a living and survive. We are both aviation hubs," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "As you know, Hong Kong cases have spiked yesterday. Chances are today's cases may go up even further, and we should expect a few days of high cases, in the tens" External link

AsiaOne Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This would be an outcome that we have been yearning for decades," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, November 13, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kongers ) : “I suspect travelers might well be quite careful in the beginning before they gradually become more confident,” “I suspect that many Singaporeans and Hong Kongers will take a wait-and-see attitude until after awhile you can do one test less perhaps” External link

macaudailytimes Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kongers ) : “I suspect travelers might well be quite careful in the beginning before they gradually become more confident,” “I suspect that many Singaporeans and Hong Kongers will take a wait-and-see attitude until after a while you can do one test less perhaps” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kongers ) : “I suspect travelers might well be quite careful in the beginning before they gradually become more confident,” “I suspect that many Singaporeans and Hong Kongers will take a wait-and-see attitude until after awhile you can do one test less perhaps” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This is as close as it gets to cross-border travel pre-Covid-19, and this is only possible because both Singapore and Hong Kong have successfully controlled the spread of Covid-19” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kongers ) : “I suspect travelers might well be quite careful in the beginning before they gradually become more confident,” “I suspect that many Singaoreans and Hong Kongers will take a wait-and-see attitude until after awhile you can do one test less perhaps” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I suspect travellers may well be quite careful in the beginning, before they gradually become more confident,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “What we need to have is a mindset of generosity required of a hub,” External link

AsiaOne Friday, October 30, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "As long as it is high enough in terms of sensitivity, it works. " External link

straitstimesSG Friday, October 30, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Aviation has always been a commercial operation... For someone who chooses to travel, I think it is fair to pay for the test" External link

straitstimesSG Friday, October 30, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I think that's not enough, so we are going to tighten up the process" External link

straitstimesSG Friday, October 30, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : "A poignant message from EDB to the world - we may be in the toughest crisis of our generation, but we are ever-ready, as always, to take on impossible challenges for the survival and prosperity of Singapore" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Sometimes we need to devolve some autonomy and authority to the ground, who can then look at the situation and be able to make quick decisions and get things done quickly. And I think this has been the spirit of CDCs. " External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I would really like to have an air bubble with Malaysia. " External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "safely lift our border restrictions for these countries and regions, and welcome their travellers" External link

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

Ong Ye Kung said : "Their governments will decide if and when to reciprocate for travellers from Singapore. Once they do that, aviation links between us would have been restored... Although the other countries are not ready to lift their restrictions now, Singapore can be top of mind when they are ready eventually," External link

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

Ong Ye Kung said : “each territory, each party, should be also free to impose their own administrative arrangements” External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “It’s a small step but a significant one because both Hong Kong and Singapore are regional aviation hubs,” External link

AsiaOne Friday, October 16, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It is a safe, careful, but significant step forward to revive air travel, and provide a model for future collaboration with other parts of the world,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It is a safe, careful but significant step forward to revive air travel, and provide a model for future collaboration with other parts of the world," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Both our cities have low incidence of COVID-19 cases and have put in place robust mechanisms to manage and control COVID-19," "This has given us the confidence to mutually and progressively open our borders to each other" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It is a safe, careful but significant step forward to revive air travel, and provide a model for future collaboration with other parts of the world," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It is a safe, careful but significant step forward to revive air travel, and provide a model for future collaboration with other parts of the world," External link

bordermail Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We want to do things progressively, cautious, steadily, safely, but open up our aviation sector. We have to try. The aviation hub concerns the entire economy... hundreds of thousands of jobs are at stake," External link

business-times Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It is a safe, careful but significant step forward to revive air travel, and provide a model for future collaboration with other parts of the world," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I got the message through to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT to attend to them quickly,” “Safety of the commuters remained topmost on our minds tonight” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are on standby to help each and every child get to their centres safely and on time," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Free bus bridging was activated shortly after the disruption. Crowds at bus bridging bus stops are slowly thinning out," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Without the recent major capitalisation exercise, there would not be an SIA today, but it is far from being out of the woods," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "What I will not contemplate is to impose on them an environment tax at this time, as Associate Professor Jamus Lim indicated in his question, because that will just worsen the crisis for SIA," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The message we want to send to the world is this - Singapore has started to reopen its borders. In the near future, if you have the virus under control and infection rates are as low as Singapore's, you are welcome to visit us, but travellers will be subject to a Covid-19 test, as a precaution," "If you are from a place where infection rates are higher than Singapore, you can also visit us, so long as you agree to conditions such as testing, segregation and contact tracing" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "What is at stake is not just hundreds of thousands of jobs, but our status as an air hub, Singapore's relevance to the world, our economic survival, and in turn, the ability to determine our own future," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This track record matters greatly to countries and regions seeking partners to restore aviation links," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “We hope to commence discussions with Hong Kong and other partners soon,” External link

AsiaOne Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The message we want to send to the world is this - Singapore has started to re-open its borders," "What is at stake is not just hundreds of thousands of jobs, but our status as an air hub, Singapore's relevance to the world, our economic survival, and in turn, the ability to determine our own future" External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung replied : “The simple answer is this, we are in a crisis,” “SIA, as I mentioned, is ferrying 1.5 per cent of its passenger volume so it’s not about passing the cost to passengers – there are no passengers to pass (the tax) to now,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “So, this is really not the time now to talk about an environmental tax on SIA. If I were to do that … I would have made the situation much worse for SIA,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “But it is not a lot and not significant compared to the cost of operating an airline,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “So we will push in that direction, taking a country by country approach, and bearing in mind ASEAN is an important market for us,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung replied : “We are not short of infrastructure plans,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “That is why we need to start taking steps, as I mentioned, to start signalling that we would be determined, we are determined to hold onto our status as an air hub” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Such unilateral opening is still meaningful, because it is like a standing invitation. Although the other countries are not ready to lift their restrictions now, Singapore can be top of mind when they are ready eventually,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Testing is therefore the key to unlock air travel. With COVID-19 around for a while, the emerging international practice is to get tested before travel, not different from us going through security, having our bags checked, before we board a plane," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "While we should establish (air travel bubbles) only with safe countries and regions, we can further manage risks by setting a quota on the number of travellers per day and ensuring that everyone abides by COVID-19 test protocols," "We also require travellers to apply for an air travel pass before their journeys, to allow us to plan for their arrivals, and throttle down the numbers, reduce the quota, if the epidemic situation changes" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “far from being out of the woods” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “But the most meaningful support we can give to our aviation companies is to restore passenger traffic and revive our air hub, in a controlled and safe manner,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Because of all these developments, internationally, there is now a desire to cautiously and steadily open up air travel again," External link

business-times Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Just as a lung takes in oxygen and vitalises every part of the human body, the airport connects Singapore with the outside world, and energises every sector of our economy," "So when a company puts a significant investment in Singapore, one key reason for them to do that is our superior air connectivity, because that means customers, suppliers, partners, key executives, they can travel in and out of Singapore easily. They can come in from any part of the world, come to Singapore and then connect to another part of the world. Our status as a hub, as an air hub, makes that possible" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "In particular, we recognise that the requirement of having to serve a full 14-day (stay-home notice) in a hotel, will deter most travellers from wanting to come to Singapore. So we have to facilitate the visits without such an onerous restriction," "For example, we can replace the 14-day (stay-home notice) in a hotel with new requirements, such as a more stringent and repeated test protocol ... we can segregate them from the rest of the community ... we can closely track their movements while they are here" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "While we should establish (air travel bubbles) only with safe countries and regions, we can further manage risks by setting a quota on the number of travellers per day and ensuring that everyone abides by COVID-19 test protocols," "We also require travellers to apply for an air travel pass before their journeys, to allow us to plan for their arrivals, and throttle down the numbers, reduce the quota, if the epidemic situation changes" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Whichever way SIA had decided, MOT (Ministry of Transport) would always try our best to support our national carrier in times like this. But what I will not contemplate is to impose on them an environment tax at this time, as Associate Professor Jamus Lim has suggested, because that will worsen the crisis for SIA," External link

business-times Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Ден Тана ) : "While Singapore Airlines (SIA) has already announced it will not go ahead with flights to nowhere, I will also address concerns raised by Members Mr Dennis Tan and Assoc Prof Jamus Lim on this, including whether a tax should be imposed on such flights," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, October 5, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “They were appreciative of Singapore’s decision, and when conditions are right, I believe they will consider reciprocating the lifting of restrictions to travellers from Singapore,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “A few schools, institutes of higher learning and government agencies have also expressed interest to re-employ the trains for education and training purposes,” “I welcome more ideas from companies and organisations and also government agencies on creative yet meaningful ways to use the pioneering trains. This could be for education, for heritage, for leisure, or even as an MRT-themed hotel or cafe” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, September 28, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This arrangement will help keep train maintenance costs low and allow us to tap on experts from around the world to keep our trains safe and reliable,” “The 106 new MRT trains will enter passenger service from 2022 to 2026. When fully introduced, 53 per cent of the NSEWL (North-South and East-West Lines) trains will be brand new,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We now have a very reliable and affordable MRT system. We will remain steadfast in our goal of delivering a reliable, safe and affordable rail service,” “We have achieved this for today’s commuters, and must now focus our efforts on sustaining this for generations to come” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Others will be vying for it. It's not something we take for granted. It’s something we fought for, and we’ve secured,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 28, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Others will be vying for it. It’s not something we take for granted. It’s something we fought for, and we’ve secured,” External link

themalaymailonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Others will be vying for it. It's not something we take for granted. It’s something we fought for, and we’ve secured,” External link

themalaymailonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “No one can do this alone. It is a global ambition, to be accomplished by the international maritime community. But we all have capabilities, expertise, and resources to contribute to this endeavour. Singapore will do our part, and we look forward to the maritime community coming together, under the leadership of the IMO, to redouble our efforts and build a better, greener world,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Being so dependent on the maritime economy as a city state, port state, flag state and coastal state, we are also in a unique position to speak our minds, contribute in a pragmatic and balanced way at various IMO bodies, to move discussions forward," External link

marinelink Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are developing sustainable port infrastructure. The Tuas Port, which will be completed in the 2040s, will be the world’s largest fully automated terminal. Its capacity is almost twice the number of TEUs we handle today, but at about half the carbon emissions intensity, compared to 2005 levels," "The new Tuas Port will have a fleet of full-electric automated guided vehicles, to transport containers within the port. They will replace the conventional diesel-operated prime movers. We are actively encouraging vessels which call at our ports to use cleaner fuels such as LNG, by providing them with port dues concessions, and co-funding building of LNG-fueled bunker tankers. We are also exploring the electrification of our harbor craft" External link

marinelink Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Over the past two decades, our offshore and marine companies produced about 60% of the world’s floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) conversions, and 30% of the world’s jack-up rigs," "As the global energy mix shifts, the capabilities can be reapplied to green solutions, such as dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, and fabrication of wind turbine foundations and substations" External link

marinelink Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We cannot leave this historic human endeavour to a patchwork of individual efforts. The IMO’s leadership is needed, to harness the collective will of the maritime community. It has spearheaded some critical initiatives, such as the first set of regulations for a global sector on CO2 emissions standards for new ships, setting collective ambition by 2050, and within this century,” External link

seatrade-global Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "They come from over 50 countries, the largest group comes from Europe, with other significant nationalities from across Asia and North America" External link

koreatimes Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “A foreigner at the 50th per centile of foreigner’s wage levels in the financial sector could be hired for a very different role from a Singaporean at the 50th per centile of Singaporean wage levels,” External link

themalaymailonline Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “MAS has been stepping up engagements with the top leadership of key financial institutions on the need to maintain robust HR practices that are merit-based and support workplace diversity” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “one of (Singapore’s) most promising sectors, especially for the young” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “And if you ask Singaporeans if this is a good thing for our country, I think most will also say yes,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “But this does not mean that Singaporeans are getting the short end of the stick, because it’s not a zero-sum game,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We have seen how toxic the discussion can become in other countries, and how it can change the course of history. This is not a discourse Singaporeans deserve, nor do I think this is what most Singaporeans want,” “The more widely held view, I think, understands the international character of our financial centre, but wants to see Singaporeans do better, with greater assurance of fair hiring practices that put us on a level playing field. These are valid concerns” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We cannot take this position for granted. So this is not about growth at all costs, or accepting ‘trade-offs’ for the sake of growth, but about whether as a people we can strengthen our place in the financial world, hold our own, develop the expertise, seize the opportunities, to make Singaporean lives better,” “We must continue to work in concert, to further strengthen this partnership (with financial institutions), grow this international financial centre in Asia, invest in and grow our Singaporean talents, and make lives better through the generations” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The concern will remain and we need to address it," External link

business-times Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "But any such measures must be approached with caution, because it may not be straightforward to dissect a business into high and low value-add and then outsource the latter. There are often linkages across different functions," External link

business-times Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This has been a trying time for seafarers. They have been working tirelessly to keep goods flowing around the world. But due to health and safety concerns, many have encountered difficulties to call on ports and undergo crew change, and that has severely affected their well-being. It is therefore very important for all stakeholders to come together to ensure safe port operations and safe crew changes ,” External link

worldmaritimenews Monday, August 31, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “It is therefore very important for all stakeholders to come together to ensure safe port operations and safe crew changes. As shipping is a global business, we hope that more ports and stakeholders will join us in such initiatives, so that seafarers can continue their work and keep the supply lines of the world open,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, August 31, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "During COVID-19, many vessels were not able to dock at ports for crew disembarkation and embarkation. Sadly, an estimated 250,000 seafarers are now stranded at sea. There is an urgent need to help them ‘change shift’," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, August 28, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We cannot take our hub status for granted and assume that we will remain one when global air travel recovers," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, August 28, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We will have to take further steps and implement them carefully and progressively, starting with countries or cities which have kept the virus under control and taking all precautions,” External link

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

Ong Ye Kung said : “COVID-19 has brought about changes in habits, such as more telecommuting, meaningfully staggered working hours and greater use of e-commerce,” “This has led to more sustainable travel patterns. We will explore ways to make some of these changes permanent” External link

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

Ong Ye Kung said : "Graciousness is the cornerstone of a caring society. Let's be there for our bus uncles and aunties," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I think the starting point is not how many tests. The starting point is who ... we open up to. " External link

channelnewsasia Friday, August 21, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Let's see if there's demand coming from those two countries to Singapore. I think the starting point is let's try to fill up the 500 seats and the 1,200 seats," "So, all in all, I think this is a small, cautious step to reopen aviation and resuscitate Changi Airport as well as SIA," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, August 21, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Singapore is a small, open, globalised economy; and the aviation sector, Changi Airport and SIA (Singapore Airlines) do not concern just the aviation sector - it's linked to the whole economy. We need to start to take steps to open up in a safe manner that can revive Changi Airport, resuscitate the aviation sector," "I believe we can strike a good balance between keeping Singapore safe and travellers here safe, as well as reviving the air travel sector" External link

business-times Friday, August 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The airline industry is quite clear. If you have a SHN of 14 days, seven days, you do discourage travel quite a bit," "We have to try to have like-minded partners with similar risk profiles, similarly successful in controlling the virus; then open up a bubble, open up a channel, and use tests to replace SHN" External link

business-times Friday, August 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “a greener, fairer and better Singapore” “We devote a lot of resources to land transport,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, August 17, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "But passenger volumes cannot be turned on and off capriciously," "We need to take sensible measures concurrently, proportionate to the risk profile of each country and make progressive steps as we become more confident," External link

business-standard Friday, August 14, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We have tried to bring back demand in various ways. Cargo planes are still using Changi, but they are only about 5 per cent of total flights pre-COVID-19," "We have started to serve transfer and transit passengers, but even at its peak, they accounted for at most a third of total Changi passenger traffic. Today we are serving only a trickle of that, at 400 passenger movements a day, or 150,000 a year, compared to our pre-COVID 19 volume of close to 20 million a year," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, August 14, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I think in the coming weeks and coming months, our top priority is really what steps can we take to revive our aviation hub. MFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), MOT (Ministry of Transport) and various ministries are working together. "We are working on negotiating reciprocal green lanes with various countries who have managed to bring down their transmission,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “And Singapore as a hub enables us to do that. And that is why Singapore remains competitive,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Because don't take for granted that when COVID-19 is over, we will still remain as the aviation hub. Others will be vying for it. It's not something we take for granted. It’s something we fought for, and we’ve secured. "Now COVID has wiped out and decimated the sector. Once again, we need to be able to fight back and secure and revive our aviation sector while being able to keep (COVID-19) transmission level low and maintaining the health of Singaporeans,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This is a top priority for MOT in the coming weeks, months and the next couple of years - particularly two hubs, the seaport and Changi Airport. "They are like vital organs to the Singapore economic body, almost like our lungs … taking oxygen … oxygenate and vitalise various parts of the body. And that is the role of our seaport and airport. It adds vitality and competitiveness to all sectors,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I expect this year (port operator) PSA to still do quite well but on the airport side because it has to do with people to people connection, COVID has decimated the entire aviation sector,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “So you take for example, any investors, any operation that decide to set up in Singapore, a key consideration is always, do my components, intermediate goods and complete products - can they move in and out of Singapore easily? Because of our seaport. "Another consideration - do my people, my workers, my executive, my key personnel, and they also come in and out of Singapore and connect with different parts of the world easily?” “Can I in Singapore, be able to go out or people come in, such that I can meet my customers, my suppliers meet my partners? Sometimes even my customer can fly from, say China to Singapore without me and then we hop on to Europe,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Often, the first step is the mindset and what we really want is for every Singaporean, every individual, to embrace that growth mindset, to have that embracing of lifelong learning, soak up new opportunities and skills, and be excited to learn new things," External link

business-times Monday, July 20, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The coming months will not be smooth-sailing. Workers and companies will need to adjust, adapt, build new capabilities and seek out new opportunities," External link

business-times Monday, July 20, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Often, the first step is the mindset and what we really want is for every Singaporean, every individual, to embrace that growth mindset, to have that embracing of lifelong learning, soak up new opportunities and skills, and be excited to learn new things," External link

business-times Monday, July 20, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Often, the first step is the mindset and what we really want is for every Singaporean, every individual, to embrace that growth mindset, to have that embracing of lifelong learning, soak up new opportunities and skills, and be excited to learn new things," External link

business-times Monday, July 20, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We want to target groups that are more vulnerable, that need our help with that six to 12 months of retooling at this stage of their career in this current situation,” External link

channelnewsasia Friday, July 17, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung told : ”You need to ring-fence and quarantine and put students and teachers on leave of absence, but do it on as small a scale as possible,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "On 10 July, all of us at MOE were dismayed when we learnt that at Jurong West Secondary School, a student who caught the Covid-19 virus at home, has infected another classmate. " External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Khaw Boon Wan ) : “Why did he do that? Because residents (gave) feedback to him, and these are residents who used to live in the kampungs there but resettled into the HDB flats,” “They said, we’re growing older, our children are growing up, getting married, and they’re moving out of our homes, but all the BTOs (Build-to-Order flats) are in the northeast, meaning Punggol, I think. They asked, why don't we have more BTO flats in Sembawang? So Mr Khaw pushed for it” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Make sure the project embodies the characteristics of Sembawang GRC: Character, innovation, consultation. This is our promise to the residents of Sembawang GRC,” “We’ll make this a special place in Singapore — more facilities, more convenient, yet green, rustic, historical and a unique place in Singapore” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This kind of question, you can give a comprehensive, objective evaluation,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung told ( about Ong Ye Kung ) : "I have not seen him for many many years. He used to call me kor kor...now he calls me Min Ong," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "As the school has safe management measures in place segregating each level from mixing, there was no need to close the whole school," "I am glad we are able to handle the situation calmly and systematically, with the understanding and support of parents and students. This will be the new normal," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “With all students back now, it's even more important that all of us practise social responsibility to continue keeping our schools a safe place,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "As the school has safe management measures in place segregating each level from mixing, there was no need to close the whole school," "I am glad we are able to handle the situation calmly and systematically, with the understanding and support of parents and students. This will be the new normal," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, June 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “With all students back now, it's even more important that all of us practise social responsibility to continue keeping our schools a safe place,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, June 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "roll with the Covid-19 punches, seizing opportunities even in the most difficult of times" External link

AsiaOne Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Perhaps once a fortnight, there can be an HBL (home-based learning) day,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “rolling with the COVID-19 punches” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I asked why, and they said that they could learn at their own pace, pose questions to the teachers in private – no peer pressure,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “Like all lessons and courses, we learn most when we adopt a mentality of humility. When we do, we will accept that HBL can be a useful mode of education delivery, because it encourages more independent, self-directed learning,” “This is one of the most important lifelong skills” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The sensible thing to do is to complement classroom teaching with HBL and make HBL a permanent and regular feature of education” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “they all agreed that bolder moves are needed” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Two times my life turned because of Mr Khaw Boon Wan,” External link

themalaymailonline Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Last Sunday was a difficult day for MOE as we registered 5 COVID-19 cases in five different schools,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : "They can wear either a face mask or a face shield when in school or on campus. This is for their own protection and that of others," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, May 22, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : "By working together, exercising personal responsibility, plus maintaining high levels of personal hygiene and environmental cleanliness, our children can return to school in a safe manner" External link

straitstimesSG Friday, May 22, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We have 29 student infections so far since the beginning of this epidemic," "Two are from overseas, two are unlinked, and the rest are from adult members from their household," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung noted : “Their sessions will take place from early July to mid-September, so quite a couple of months away, and they will be scheduled and spaced out to avoid intermingling of students,” “Schools may also conduct simple e-auditions in a similar way, for arts categories such as singing, dancing or drama” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This will ensure that students from less advantaged backgrounds have equitable opportunities to access DSA,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We know that these students have been anxious about the preparation for their national exams, and that home-based learning cannot fully substitute face to face coaching and lessons," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We will give priority to students requiring school facilities for coursework and practical sessions, as well as those who need additional support and remediation," "Throughout the holidays, schools will also continue to engage students with greater needs and provide care for those whose parents work in essential services and are unable to secure alternative care arrangements" External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : "A happy occasion will become a tragedy," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “If we do it right, if everyone cooperates, we should be able to crash the transmission rate,” “I really hope we do this successfully, and by the fourth of May, we can reopen some business outlets, we can reopen schools, and life gets back to a certain normalcy again” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Life still goes on. We still go about our daily lives and democracy still has to go on,” “If we can get the virus in control, I think we can still have an election campaign plus voting in a safe way” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It depends how long the virus lasts, and how long we feel it will be around" External link

AsiaOne Friday, March 27, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "In this context, it may not be a bad idea for our children to spend the bulk of their day in school, where lessons and activities are arranged such that they mingle only with their classmates, who are less susceptible to the virus than adults," External link

AsiaOne Monday, March 23, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I know many students, parents and coaches will be disappointed. And many students and parents will be inconvenienced. I hate to have to do this, but it is critical that we protect the system, and keep everyone who has overseas exposure to the virus away from the school population," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung asked : "How do we ensure that our young make the right choices and survive well in an online world? " External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "One popular response around the world is, 'Let's make coding compulsory in schools!', but that is too simplistic. Not everyone will grow up to be a coder. Many of us only need to learn to use technology and software," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "More students will benefit from early exposure and the opportunity to pursue their interest in computing" External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "ensure that they pay zero dollars" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We learned many things from this pilot project. Number one, teachers cannot teach the traditional way using e-learning. They need new pedagogies – e-pedagogies," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “But professional development is not new. Teachers have been doing so for years,” "Our teachers were very forthcoming with their inputs because they want to learn, be good at what they are doing, and grow in their careers. They do not see professional development and teaching duties as a zero-sum game" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “As the Chinese saying goes … values before academics,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Singapore-based enterprises need to be able to venture out to the region, and Singaporeans must be able to play a part in it. To do so, we need to be equipped with the relevant knowledge, language and cultural skills,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "We wish him and his family a speedy recovery," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I think some of the biggest achievements (in the) last five, six years, is that we have synergy - more and more synergy with the education system and SkillsFuture,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, February 24, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This continues to be a very important way for us to stay ahead of the game, raise our competitiveness and for individual Singaporeans to stay relevant and to be inclusive in our economic strategy,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, February 24, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Essentially (these are) companies that are leaders in their field, that can train not just for themselves, raise the skills level not just for their own employees, but also for the entire industry, for the whole value chain. "I think they can play a very important role in the next phase of the SkillsFuture journey” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, February 24, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I don’t know if I know how to be half-hearted or lukewarm with things I’ve decided to say yes to,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "All those systems are today in place. So we don’t have the need to close schools. " External link

channelnewsasia Friday, February 14, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Using Total Defence Day, we are rolling out the next stage, which is very critical, which is our group hygiene, as a community, as a system. And therefore, we are instituting a wipe down routine to clean up after yourself,” External link

channelnewsasia Friday, February 14, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Thereafter she will undergo three years of polytechnic education. In total, she would have taken about 6.5 years to attain a diploma after graduating from secondary school. And to many A-Level students, that is just too long," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Essentially, with technological advancement, humans are increasingly valued for our technical and soft skills, rather than deep content knowledge. These skills cannot be picked up purely off books and papers, but are honed through years of on-the-job practice, improvisation, and continual learning,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The Bill is a necessary piece in Singapore’s Smart Nation journey. It will help us build a technologically robust smart financial centre, that preserves stability while facilitating innovation and growth in the payments landscape," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “We stand ready to activate them if the situation requires it,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We do not want the children to bear responsibility for the arrears accumulated by their parents” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The amount is low because school education is highly subsidised. But a small payment is still required, to demonstrate that as parents and families, we have a part to play,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We do have to question if this practice works at all in urging parents to do a small part in paying some miscellaneous fees. So the practice should be reviewed,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We will harness the power of fintech to spur green finance, by scaling up reach, innovation, and data. We are already beginning to see interesting fintech solutions for green finance. With our experience in financing the region, and capabilities in technology, we can make a unique contribution" External link

business-times Monday, January 6, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Partnerships like this are invaluable to Singapore in the reform of our education system in preparation of a new future” External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 13, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We will build green finance on top of our technology stack. We will harness the power of fintech to spur green finance, by scaling up reach, innovation and data," "We are already beginning to see interesting fintech solutions for green finance" External link

business-times Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This is just the tip of the iceberg," External link

business-times Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The guidelines will encourage the right-pricing of loans and investments, and thereby promote new opportunities for green investment," External link

business-times Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “asset managers who are committed to deepening green finance activities and capabilities in Singapore,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, November 11, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "This programme also supports MAS' efforts to generate sustainable long-term returns on its investment portfolio," "It complements our broader range of initiatives to accelerate the growth of Singapore's green finance ecosystem" External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, November 11, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “asset managers who are committed to deepening green finance activities and capabilities in Singapore,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 11, 2019 7:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "These guidelines will set standards on governance, risk management and disclosure to encourage right-pricing of loans and investments, and thereby promote new opportunities for green investment," External link

business-times Monday, November 11, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The worry that our institutions of higher learning may be used to conduct partisan political activities to sow dissent against the government is not unfounded,” External link

timeshighereducation Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "They did not see why inciting and teaching students to protest should be condoned in our educational institutions," "This is a valid view that we cannot ignore" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Academic freedom cannot be carte blanche for anyone to misuse an academic institution for political advocacy, for this would undermine the institution’s academic standards and public standing," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, October 7, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This is a poem, and we might concede some artistic licence. But Mr Alfian Sa’at continues this attitude consistently in his activism," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, October 7, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "To date, SGQR labels and unified point-of-sale terminals have been deployed at over 500 stalls spread across 10 hawker centres, 22 coffeeshops, and 12 industrial canteens. E-payments usage at these stalls is gradually increasing and four out of five e-payment transactions are via SGQR. While the volume of e-payments is still low compared to cash, we expect it to grow. E-payments are convenient to use at hawker stalls, and payment operators are looking into ways to make it even more convenient for hawkers" External link

zdnet Friday, September 6, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung replied : "Just like society, we re-distribute wealth, you support the weaker members of the society more," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung noted : "there is more work to do" External link

business-times Tuesday, September 3, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "E-payments usage at these stalls is gradually increasing and four out of five e-payment transactions are via SGQR. While the volume of e-payments is still low compared to cash, we expect it to grow," "E-payments are convenient to use at hawker stalls, and payment operators are looking into ways to make it even more convenient for hawkers," External link

business-times Tuesday, September 3, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Every time I spot any ministry, any private sector company that still hires based on minimum B3 in Math, minimum five O-Levels, I always tell them – can you remove that? Why do you want that?” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “For every exam we remove, we have three weeks of freed up curriculum time, which is very useful for teachers to then teach better and for students learn better,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung told : "reforming the education system for the young," External link

cnbc Monday, August 26, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Today, 11 per cent of our medicine and dentistry students come from (households with incomes in the 30th percentile) and below. And we want to make sure of all them can have sufficient support,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung replied : "The aid given by universities in other countries comes from the university, whereas for us it's from the government, because in our system, it's a bit different... Ours is a much more public and centralised system" External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Leon Perera ) : "So (if Mr Perera) is Minister for Education one day, he will send back more international students. But I think fundamentally, there has been no disagreement with the approach of Ministry of Education" External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I don’t think it’ll be that complicated because it’s very similar to your O-, N-, A-Levels as well,” “I'm quite confident that by 2021, there won’t be confusion. People will understand how this new scoring system will add up and how this aggregate is calculated” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It has been a difficult period for the NUS community, but by taking swift and decisive action, NUS will emerge stronger and better. " External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “So what we are seeing is that the mentality of competing for even higher scores in even more tests and examinations is giving way to a new movement to take a balanced approach in teaching and assessments, and bring about greater joy of learning,” External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “We will share more on the transition from PSLE T-scores to Achievement Levels in the coming months. I am sure there will be many questions from students and parents. MOE will prepare the information packages, and teachers will patiently explain the changes to parents,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "So what we are seeing is that the mentality of competing for even higher scores in even more tests and examinations is giving way to a new movement to take a balanced approach in teaching and assessments, and bring about greater joy of learning," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Our schools will continue to help our students go as far as they can in learning languages, by pitching language learning at a level suited to their abilities," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Over the years, the LEP has successfully produced a core group of effectively bilingual and bicultural graduates," "Many built their professional careers on their bilingual skills, in education, journalism, communication, diplomacy or translation," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "There is a certain perception that the study of mother tongues deeply, through the LEPs or NETP, are only for a selected group of students," "We need to move away from that. Instead, it should be the more the merrier, and a larger group of students should feel confident that they can do this" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Any attempt to apply POFMA to empirically-based, natural sciences research will fail at the first gate. What is the first gate you ask? Is there falsehood? No, because researchers use real data and observations to draw their conclusions,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "What if something like this were to happen today, involving a question to which we have no answers, or we thought we had an answer, and a researcher comes up with something that challenges deeply held views or shared realities?" "In our context, I can assure the House, that if it is empirical research, we will stay true to science and empirical evidence. We have always been, sometimes to a fault. And if it is an opinion-based research, we will have a rigorous public debate. Under both scenarios, POFMA does not apply in such a discourse," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Academics are well-respected members of society. We hold academics to ‘conduct professorial’ – high standards of integrity, in their teaching, their research, and the validity of their views put forward in public,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : ”not all researchers as just researchers; most researchers may also be activists” “It is in their activist role that some of these academics are voicing their concerns about POFMA,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “The real question is whether there are benefits for Singapore to increase the number of banks in Singapore by admitting primarily digital start-up banks,” External link

bworldcom Monday, May 6, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “The real question is whether there are benefits for Singapore to increase the number of banks in Singapore by admitting primarily digital start-up banks,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 6, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "They do not add up to 47 because cases typically receive a combination of penalties," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, May 6, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "But if we look at the 10 police cases involving serious offences which led to jail sentences, there was only one expulsion, which was subsequently reduced to an 18-month suspension after appeal and taking into account of the offender's psychiatric condition," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, May 6, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Balancing these objectives is important for an education institution, but it should not end up with penalties that are too lenient and have too soft a bite," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, May 6, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Nicholas Lim ) : "But we should always refrain from trial by media, doxxing and resorting to mob justice. No matter how wrong an offender is, we need to respect the due process," "During this episode, the harshest punishment for Nicholas Lim came from social media. I hope that as a society, we will give him and his family the time and space they need, to reflect on his actions, to turn over a new leaf and move forward," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, May 6, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Two strikes and you are out cannot be the standard application. NUS has to make its campus safe for all students, especially female students,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "The NUS board and president are seized with this matter, and are determined to put a stop to such unacceptable behaviour on campus," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, April 22, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "In the 1970s, streaming was necessary to keep students in school... but looking at our needs today, I think that is not enough. So now, we're going to band students at the subject level" External link

straitstimesSG Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It would be unrealistic to tell parents that grades are not important," External link

straitstimesSG Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Digital literacy could well be considered a critical form of literacy for the future... Digital technology is going to be ubiquitous and drive many things we do. All of us must be able to live alongside and make use of digital technology," "With this in mind, we need to start to demystify digital technology and make its learning accessible to everyone" External link

zdnet Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung announced : "secondary school streaming will be phased out by 2024" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Students can develop a mindset where they tell themselves, ‘I am only a Normal stream student, so this is as good as I can be'. It becomes self-fulfilling”. 3. A NEW WAY OF ORGANISING FORM CLASSES. The changes don’t just stop at the purely academic, but could affect how form classes are organised as well – bringing an opportunity to “reshape the social environment in schools”, according to Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, who announced the changes in Parliament. He gave the example of Boon Lay Secondary, which organises form classes by Co-Curricular Activities, as well as Edgefield Secondary, which has this year re-organised form classes to include students from all three streams. “The pioneering practices such as in Boon Lay and Edgefield will become the norm," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We have been grappling with this trade-off - between customisation and stigmatisation. This has to be our attitude when it comes to education - never complacent, always anticipating the future, figuring out what needs to change next, planning it out, and implementing at a pace that takes into account the trade-offs, complexities, and the immense impact any changes will have on students. " External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The right thing to do is to preserve the programmes and institutions that promote the learning of our Mother Tongues, and improve them where we can,” External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It will be a significant thrust … it will be again a multi-year effort which I think will significantly improve the education system,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “balance between the joy of learning and the rigour of education” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It’s not just the budget debate but any announcement now coming from any of the younger ministers, it’s a good chance that we have gone through a debate and careful deliberation before coming up with new policies” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “If it’s a shifting of gears, it would have started three years ago, because we’ve been walking the ground quite hard the last three years. So I suppose the day we finish elections, we change gears to prepare for the next election” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It will be a significant thrust … it will be again a multi-year effort which I think will significantly improve the education system,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “balance between the joy of learning and the rigour of education” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It’s not just the budget debate but any announcement now coming from any of the younger ministers, it’s a good chance that we have gone through a debate and careful deliberation before coming up with new polices” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “If it’s a shifting of gears, it would have started three years ago, because we’ve been walking the ground quite hard the last three years. So I suppose the day we finish elections, we change gears to prepare for the next election” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung replied : “While banks are generally open to new technology, banks will need to assess together with their service operators the combination of technology and manpower that best fit their needs,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 14, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "I really hope by using this gateway, we can cut down on administrative work for our teachers. This hopefully frees up more time for our teachers so that they can better focus on what they are good at, which is teaching," External link

ibtimes-sg Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Popular schools, such as certain independent schools, are attracting a greater proportion of students from families with higher socio-economic status. So diversity in these schools has gone down over the years,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, December 27, 2018 7:28:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “What we want to do is to provide the right support for workers to be able to access all these training and advice, portal and information, so that they can navigate and bring their confidence level up and their competence level up” External link

todayonline Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We asked ourselves, is it better for workers that ‘I have all these choices and all these channels of help that I can go to?’” “If the answer is ‘yes’, then I think we have the responsibility to bring in the institutes of higher learning into the system – not for them to compete with each other – but for them to work together to outreach to as many residents as they can” External link

todayonline Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Some of these may be skills and vocational-based, and better delivered as modular industry training leading to graduate certifications. Further, we will have to re-look the funding levels for coursework programmes which are purely academic in nature," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “Being small allows the Government to respond more quickly too, and be more nimble in addressing the concerns of our people,” External link

todayonline Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “one autumn leaf can predict the coming of autumn” External link

todayonline Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:13:00 PM EAT



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Ong Ye Kung said : “SIA [Singapore International Airline] can be the first vaccinated international airline of the world—try to get that done,” “Imagine what that tells the world—whoever sails to Singapore, flies through Singapore, knows that we are safe, we are united, we are cohesive” External link

forbes Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Singapore Airlines can be the first vaccinated international airline of the world," External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "All our 37,000 front-liners, they're defenders of our borders because the borders are a key vulnerability," External link

foxnews Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This adds a lot to our international branding," External link

business-times Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “SIA (Singapore Airlines) can be the first vaccinated international airline of the world. Try to get that done,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “SIA (Singapore Airlines) can be the first vaccinated international airline of the world. Try to get that done,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:09:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "You all know that the aviation industry is decimated by COVID-19, but we must have the determination that when the crisis passes, Singapore will be an aviation hub of the region and the world again," External link

news18 Monday, January 18, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “You all know that the aviation industry is decimated by COVID-19, but we must have the determination that when the crisis passes, Singapore will be an aviation hub of the region and the world again,” External link

financialexpress Monday, January 18, 2021 1:36:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It will take a while before it comes down, so I would rather not fix ourselves any target,” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, January 18, 2021 10:14:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I am encouraged by the number and I hope in the coming weeks more will come," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 18, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "It is meticulous, complex work. Some data has already been recovered. We hope for more positive developments in the coming days" External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:36:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This week will be an operational warm-up, where we will vaccinate small groups, to prepare for full scale operations next week,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We decided to make an exception for this lamp post, given that it's a far out location and a special spot to help cyclists find their way. " External link

AsiaOne Friday, January 8, 2021 7:16:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We decided to make an exception for this lamp post, given that it's a far out location and a special spot to help cyclists find their way. " External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:27:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Urban folklore has it that cyclists on round-island trips will make a pit stop there, where they will take photos with the lamp post, and leave their favourite stickers behind," “I have discussed with Land Transport Authority, who in turned discussed with JTC. We decided to make an exception for this lamp post, given that it's a far out location and a special spot to help cyclists find their way,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “That way, such service providers will come under the regulatory ambit of MAS even if the monies do not flow through Singapore,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “New entrants who are not able to meet these standards will not be allowed to commence business,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, January 5, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This will minimise the possibility of future disagreements and disputes over the long duration of the project, lasting decades," "Singapore therefore informed Malaysia that the removal of the AssetsCo constituted a fundamental departure from the HSR bilateral agreement, and could not be accepted" External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We will be able to realise the full potential of the land to benefit Singaporeans," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "with the explicit understanding that it would be the final extension" External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Companies can come up with products that are more attractive. And today, what we are doing, we believe, is an appropriate and calibrated response," External link

straitstimesSG Monday, January 4, 2021 8:16:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This will help minimise the risk of DPT service providers being exploited by criminals to launder illicit proceeds or hide illicit assets,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “The Bill will broaden the definition of cross-border money transfer service to include facilitating transfers of money between persons in different jurisdictions, where money is not accepted or received by the service provider in Singapore,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “enhance the regulatory framework for payment services in line with global regulatory standards and will allow MAS to be nimble and responsive in addressing various risks in the payments landscape,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “ensure better consumer protection and to maintain financial stability and safeguard the efficacy of monetary policy” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This treatment is consistent with those of frontline workers like doctors and nurses, who do not have to serve stay-at-home notices after performing their duties in view of the preventive measures taken to protect them while they are on duty,” “If foreign-based airlines can comply with these preventive measures, their air crew will be subject to the same rules. If not, they will have to serve SHNs (stay-home notice) for the duration of their stay in Singapore, regardless of which countries they flew in from” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 5:52:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Now that the HSR (bilateral agreement) has been terminated, Singapore is willing to discuss any new proposal on the KL-Singapore HSR from Malaysia in good faith, but starting from a clean slate," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I thank the Member for the question but I really cannot speak for the Malaysian government," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This will be the largest commercial and regional centre outside of our city centre, bringing many jobs, business and recreation opportunities for Singaporeans and Singapore companies," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 1:01:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The termination of the HSR project, therefore, does not affect the overall impetus and vision for (the Jurong Lake District) although some details may need to be adjusted along the way,” “When completed, this will be the largest commercial and regional centre outside of our city centre, bringing many jobs, business and recreation opportunities for Singaporeans and Singapore companies” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Mohammed Taha ) : "The compensation amount for the termination and schedule for payment are specified in our Agreements" "In addition, there is a small component of miscellaneous abortive costs for the suspension of the project requested by Malaysia that Singapore is currently verifying, before we send to Malaysia. Due to Singapore’s confidentiality obligations under the HSR Bilateral Agreement, we are unable to reveal the exact terms in relation to the compensation for the termination of the HSR Project," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 4, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “Our port remains open, goods… (are) flowing. We even managed to develop ‘safe corridor’ procedures for crew change, that was viewed as international maritime best practice,” “Looking ahead, we are partnering the industry to push more strongly for digitalisation and innovation while we grow our maritime talent pool” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, December 28, 2020 2:01:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Our staff, our logistics companies, they all have been trained up to the World Health Organisation standards to be able to handle all this cargo safely," "In terms of capacity, we have quite a huge capacity... more than adequate to handle temperature controlled cargo" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "One example was when they got to know that the Pfizer vaccine requires minus 70 deg C of storage, they started to look at dry ice production," "So today, Sats can produce 4 tonnes of dry ice every day in its... own facilities" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are ready to do this and a lot of preparation work has gone into making this as smooth as possible" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are ready to do this and a lot of preparation work has gone into making this as smooth as possible" External link

elevenmyanmar Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:32:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are ready to do this and a lot of preparation work has gone into making this as smooth as possible" External link

AsiaOne Monday, December 21, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “You look at the typical battery size and the range that the battery can carry you, and then the average mileage in Singapore, you probably need a full charge, on average, once every five days,” External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “To get it off the ground, it’s easier to start with overnight charging, slower charging – lower voltage or lower power rating. You only need 3.57 kilowatts, you can start, and many places have enough capacity to support it,” “As we get off the ground, more electric vehicles come into the market, then you will attract investments to build up the infrastructure for fast charging. "I will do it in that sequence, but in the end, there will be a place for both fast and slow charging” External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I think as the economy recovers … instead of work from home being the default, the future default may be a mixture, for office workers at least,” External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The fact that the volume dropped is not a good thing, but how it is spread out now, away from peak hours, is a good thing,” External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, December 12, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “With the festive period, I hope the reopening arrangements will be useful for families and loved ones to reunite” External link

AsiaOne Friday, December 11, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “That is the most relaxed rule they have imposed on any traveler and which they accorded Singapore as the lowest risk country,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, December 11, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “That is the most relaxed rule they have imposed on any traveler and which they accorded Singapore as the lowest risk country,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, December 11, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "That is the most relaxed rule they have imposed on any traveller and which they accorded Singapore as the lowest risk country," "So with this unilateral opening, I think it's not bad, as a business traveller, you can go to Taiwan with five days quarantine. And then when you return with a test, there's no need for SHN (stay-home notice). So it's possible, hopefully we'll get a bit more to and fro between the two places" External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 11, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "There's no particular methodology to it, it is just what is suitable at that point in time”. Likening the move to the gradual easing of the " External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 11, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "We don't unilaterally open to every place, every country that has very low infection, even though we trust their system. But let's open bit by bit. " External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 11, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We will not stop here. Technology is evolving, and we will keep reviewing our strategy. I am quite certain the plans will grow in ambition" External link

straitstimesSG Monday, November 30, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Today, we look at new ways of collaboration … like the Greater Bay Area,” External link

AsiaOne Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It is a complementary partnership because they have the market, the dynamism; we have useful capabilities and know-how, and companies that have something to offer,” “I think pairing our capabilities with their market is a very good combination” External link

AsiaOne Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:41:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This is a sober reminder that the Covid-19 virus is still with us, and even as we fight to regain our normal lives, the journey will be full of ups and downs. " External link

straitstimesSG Monday, November 23, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint," External link

straitstimesSG Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” “This is a sober reminder that the Covid-19 virus is still with us, and even as we fight to regain our normal lives, the journey will be full of ups and downs. But we will press on and look forward to when we can safely launch the (air travel bubble),” External link

inquirer Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "As you know, Hong Kong cases have spiked yesterday. Chances are today's cases may go up even further, and we should expect a few days of high cases, in the tens. " External link

straitstimesSG Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Given the situation in Hong Kong, Secretary Edward Yo and I discussed further this afternoon and decided it would be best to postpone the launch of the ATP for two weeks. We will review the new release date within two weeks and update again,” External link

haveeru Sunday, November 22, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung explained ( about Hong Kong has ) : "Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore announced that the Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) will be launched as scheduled, with arriving passengers subject to an on-arrival test as a further precaution," External link

cnn Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung explained ( about Hong Kong has ) : "Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore announced that the Singapore-Hong Kong Air Travel Bubble (ATB) will be launched as scheduled, with arriving passengers subject to an on-arrival test as a further precaution," External link

cnn Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:43:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

worcesternews Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:34:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

yorkpress Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

msn-uk Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

thecourier Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:47:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

independent-UK Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

ABCnews Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Given the evolving situation in Hong Kong, (Mr) Yau and I discussed further this afternoon and decided that it would be better to defer the launch of the air travel bubble by two weeks," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This is a sober reminder that the COVID-19 virus is still with us, and even as we fight to regain our normal lives, the journey will be full of ups and downs. But we will press on and look forward to when we can safely launch the air travel bubble" External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “I can fully understand the disappointment and frustration of travellers who have planned their trips. But we think it is better to defer from a public health standpoint,” External link

msn-uk Saturday, November 21, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "So tomorrow, the air travel bubble will be launched. But there's a high chance if Hong Kong continues to have tens of cases with a fair number of unlinked cases, it may be suspended. I think there's a high chance it may be suspended based on what we have agreed on," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are cities and we depend on the world to earn a living and survive. We are both aviation hubs," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, November 21, 2020 10:58:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "As you know, Hong Kong cases have spiked yesterday. Chances are today's cases may go up even further, and we should expect a few days of high cases, in the tens" External link

AsiaOne Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This would be an outcome that we have been yearning for decades," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, November 13, 2020 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kongers ) : “I suspect travelers might well be quite careful in the beginning before they gradually become more confident,” “I suspect that many Singaporeans and Hong Kongers will take a wait-and-see attitude until after awhile you can do one test less perhaps” External link

macaudailytimes Thursday, November 12, 2020 3:34:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kongers ) : “I suspect travelers might well be quite careful in the beginning before they gradually become more confident,” “I suspect that many Singaporeans and Hong Kongers will take a wait-and-see attitude until after a while you can do one test less perhaps” External link

taipeitimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kongers ) : “I suspect travelers might well be quite careful in the beginning before they gradually become more confident,” “I suspect that many Singaporeans and Hong Kongers will take a wait-and-see attitude until after awhile you can do one test less perhaps” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This is as close as it gets to cross-border travel pre-Covid-19, and this is only possible because both Singapore and Hong Kong have successfully controlled the spread of Covid-19” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kongers ) : “I suspect travelers might well be quite careful in the beginning before they gradually become more confident,” “I suspect that many Singaoreans and Hong Kongers will take a wait-and-see attitude until after awhile you can do one test less perhaps” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I suspect travellers may well be quite careful in the beginning, before they gradually become more confident,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “What we need to have is a mindset of generosity required of a hub,” External link

AsiaOne Friday, October 30, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "As long as it is high enough in terms of sensitivity, it works. " External link

straitstimesSG Friday, October 30, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Aviation has always been a commercial operation... For someone who chooses to travel, I think it is fair to pay for the test" External link

straitstimesSG Friday, October 30, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I think that's not enough, so we are going to tighten up the process" External link

straitstimesSG Friday, October 30, 2020 12:27:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : "A poignant message from EDB to the world - we may be in the toughest crisis of our generation, but we are ever-ready, as always, to take on impossible challenges for the survival and prosperity of Singapore" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 29, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Sometimes we need to devolve some autonomy and authority to the ground, who can then look at the situation and be able to make quick decisions and get things done quickly. And I think this has been the spirit of CDCs. " External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I would really like to have an air bubble with Malaysia. " External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:49:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "safely lift our border restrictions for these countries and regions, and welcome their travellers" External link

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

Ong Ye Kung said : "Their governments will decide if and when to reciprocate for travellers from Singapore. Once they do that, aviation links between us would have been restored... Although the other countries are not ready to lift their restrictions now, Singapore can be top of mind when they are ready eventually," External link

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

Ong Ye Kung said : “each territory, each party, should be also free to impose their own administrative arrangements” External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, October 21, 2020 7:50:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “It’s a small step but a significant one because both Hong Kong and Singapore are regional aviation hubs,” External link

AsiaOne Friday, October 16, 2020 4:44:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It is a safe, careful, but significant step forward to revive air travel, and provide a model for future collaboration with other parts of the world,” External link

taipeitimes Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It is a safe, careful but significant step forward to revive air travel, and provide a model for future collaboration with other parts of the world," External link

RTERadio Thursday, October 15, 2020 7:49:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Both our cities have low incidence of COVID-19 cases and have put in place robust mechanisms to manage and control COVID-19," "This has given us the confidence to mutually and progressively open our borders to each other" External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It is a safe, careful but significant step forward to revive air travel, and provide a model for future collaboration with other parts of the world," External link

illawarramercury Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:31:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It is a safe, careful but significant step forward to revive air travel, and provide a model for future collaboration with other parts of the world," External link

bordermail Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We want to do things progressively, cautious, steadily, safely, but open up our aviation sector. We have to try. The aviation hub concerns the entire economy... hundreds of thousands of jobs are at stake," External link

business-times Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It is a safe, careful but significant step forward to revive air travel, and provide a model for future collaboration with other parts of the world," External link

dailyadvertiser Thursday, October 15, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I got the message through to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT to attend to them quickly,” “Safety of the commuters remained topmost on our minds tonight” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, October 15, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are on standby to help each and every child get to their centres safely and on time," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Free bus bridging was activated shortly after the disruption. Crowds at bus bridging bus stops are slowly thinning out," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 14, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Without the recent major capitalisation exercise, there would not be an SIA today, but it is far from being out of the woods," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "What I will not contemplate is to impose on them an environment tax at this time, as Associate Professor Jamus Lim indicated in his question, because that will just worsen the crisis for SIA," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The message we want to send to the world is this - Singapore has started to reopen its borders. In the near future, if you have the virus under control and infection rates are as low as Singapore's, you are welcome to visit us, but travellers will be subject to a Covid-19 test, as a precaution," "If you are from a place where infection rates are higher than Singapore, you can also visit us, so long as you agree to conditions such as testing, segregation and contact tracing" External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "What is at stake is not just hundreds of thousands of jobs, but our status as an air hub, Singapore's relevance to the world, our economic survival, and in turn, the ability to determine our own future," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This track record matters greatly to countries and regions seeking partners to restore aviation links," External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Hong Kong has ) : “We hope to commence discussions with Hong Kong and other partners soon,” External link

AsiaOne Thursday, October 8, 2020 6:18:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The message we want to send to the world is this - Singapore has started to re-open its borders," "What is at stake is not just hundreds of thousands of jobs, but our status as an air hub, Singapore's relevance to the world, our economic survival, and in turn, the ability to determine our own future" External link

Stuff Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung replied : “The simple answer is this, we are in a crisis,” “SIA, as I mentioned, is ferrying 1.5 per cent of its passenger volume so it’s not about passing the cost to passengers – there are no passengers to pass (the tax) to now,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “So, this is really not the time now to talk about an environmental tax on SIA. If I were to do that … I would have made the situation much worse for SIA,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “But it is not a lot and not significant compared to the cost of operating an airline,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “So we will push in that direction, taking a country by country approach, and bearing in mind ASEAN is an important market for us,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung replied : “We are not short of infrastructure plans,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “That is why we need to start taking steps, as I mentioned, to start signalling that we would be determined, we are determined to hold onto our status as an air hub” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Such unilateral opening is still meaningful, because it is like a standing invitation. Although the other countries are not ready to lift their restrictions now, Singapore can be top of mind when they are ready eventually,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Testing is therefore the key to unlock air travel. With COVID-19 around for a while, the emerging international practice is to get tested before travel, not different from us going through security, having our bags checked, before we board a plane," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "While we should establish (air travel bubbles) only with safe countries and regions, we can further manage risks by setting a quota on the number of travellers per day and ensuring that everyone abides by COVID-19 test protocols," "We also require travellers to apply for an air travel pass before their journeys, to allow us to plan for their arrivals, and throttle down the numbers, reduce the quota, if the epidemic situation changes" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “far from being out of the woods” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “But the most meaningful support we can give to our aviation companies is to restore passenger traffic and revive our air hub, in a controlled and safe manner,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Because of all these developments, internationally, there is now a desire to cautiously and steadily open up air travel again," External link

business-times Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:31:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Just as a lung takes in oxygen and vitalises every part of the human body, the airport connects Singapore with the outside world, and energises every sector of our economy," "So when a company puts a significant investment in Singapore, one key reason for them to do that is our superior air connectivity, because that means customers, suppliers, partners, key executives, they can travel in and out of Singapore easily. They can come in from any part of the world, come to Singapore and then connect to another part of the world. Our status as a hub, as an air hub, makes that possible" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "In particular, we recognise that the requirement of having to serve a full 14-day (stay-home notice) in a hotel, will deter most travellers from wanting to come to Singapore. So we have to facilitate the visits without such an onerous restriction," "For example, we can replace the 14-day (stay-home notice) in a hotel with new requirements, such as a more stringent and repeated test protocol ... we can segregate them from the rest of the community ... we can closely track their movements while they are here" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "While we should establish (air travel bubbles) only with safe countries and regions, we can further manage risks by setting a quota on the number of travellers per day and ensuring that everyone abides by COVID-19 test protocols," "We also require travellers to apply for an air travel pass before their journeys, to allow us to plan for their arrivals, and throttle down the numbers, reduce the quota, if the epidemic situation changes" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Whichever way SIA had decided, MOT (Ministry of Transport) would always try our best to support our national carrier in times like this. But what I will not contemplate is to impose on them an environment tax at this time, as Associate Professor Jamus Lim has suggested, because that will worsen the crisis for SIA," External link

business-times Tuesday, October 6, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Ден Тана ) : "While Singapore Airlines (SIA) has already announced it will not go ahead with flights to nowhere, I will also address concerns raised by Members Mr Dennis Tan and Assoc Prof Jamus Lim on this, including whether a tax should be imposed on such flights," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, October 5, 2020 2:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “They were appreciative of Singapore’s decision, and when conditions are right, I believe they will consider reciprocating the lifting of restrictions to travellers from Singapore,” External link

themalaymailonline Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:22:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “A few schools, institutes of higher learning and government agencies have also expressed interest to re-employ the trains for education and training purposes,” “I welcome more ideas from companies and organisations and also government agencies on creative yet meaningful ways to use the pioneering trains. This could be for education, for heritage, for leisure, or even as an MRT-themed hotel or cafe” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, September 28, 2020 5:07:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This arrangement will help keep train maintenance costs low and allow us to tap on experts from around the world to keep our trains safe and reliable,” “The 106 new MRT trains will enter passenger service from 2022 to 2026. When fully introduced, 53 per cent of the NSEWL (North-South and East-West Lines) trains will be brand new,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We now have a very reliable and affordable MRT system. We will remain steadfast in our goal of delivering a reliable, safe and affordable rail service,” “We have achieved this for today’s commuters, and must now focus our efforts on sustaining this for generations to come” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 28, 2020 7:47:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Others will be vying for it. It's not something we take for granted. It’s something we fought for, and we’ve secured,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, September 28, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Others will be vying for it. It’s not something we take for granted. It’s something we fought for, and we’ve secured,” External link

themalaymailonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Others will be vying for it. It's not something we take for granted. It’s something we fought for, and we’ve secured,” External link

themalaymailonline Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “No one can do this alone. It is a global ambition, to be accomplished by the international maritime community. But we all have capabilities, expertise, and resources to contribute to this endeavour. Singapore will do our part, and we look forward to the maritime community coming together, under the leadership of the IMO, to redouble our efforts and build a better, greener world,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Being so dependent on the maritime economy as a city state, port state, flag state and coastal state, we are also in a unique position to speak our minds, contribute in a pragmatic and balanced way at various IMO bodies, to move discussions forward," External link

marinelink Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We are developing sustainable port infrastructure. The Tuas Port, which will be completed in the 2040s, will be the world’s largest fully automated terminal. Its capacity is almost twice the number of TEUs we handle today, but at about half the carbon emissions intensity, compared to 2005 levels," "The new Tuas Port will have a fleet of full-electric automated guided vehicles, to transport containers within the port. They will replace the conventional diesel-operated prime movers. We are actively encouraging vessels which call at our ports to use cleaner fuels such as LNG, by providing them with port dues concessions, and co-funding building of LNG-fueled bunker tankers. We are also exploring the electrification of our harbor craft" External link

marinelink Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Over the past two decades, our offshore and marine companies produced about 60% of the world’s floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) conversions, and 30% of the world’s jack-up rigs," "As the global energy mix shifts, the capabilities can be reapplied to green solutions, such as dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, and fabrication of wind turbine foundations and substations" External link

marinelink Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We cannot leave this historic human endeavour to a patchwork of individual efforts. The IMO’s leadership is needed, to harness the collective will of the maritime community. It has spearheaded some critical initiatives, such as the first set of regulations for a global sector on CO2 emissions standards for new ships, setting collective ambition by 2050, and within this century,” External link

seatrade-global Thursday, September 17, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "They come from over 50 countries, the largest group comes from Europe, with other significant nationalities from across Asia and North America" External link

koreatimes Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:27:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “A foreigner at the 50th per centile of foreigner’s wage levels in the financial sector could be hired for a very different role from a Singaporean at the 50th per centile of Singaporean wage levels,” External link

themalaymailonline Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “MAS has been stepping up engagements with the top leadership of key financial institutions on the need to maintain robust HR practices that are merit-based and support workplace diversity” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “one of (Singapore’s) most promising sectors, especially for the young” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “And if you ask Singaporeans if this is a good thing for our country, I think most will also say yes,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “But this does not mean that Singaporeans are getting the short end of the stick, because it’s not a zero-sum game,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We have seen how toxic the discussion can become in other countries, and how it can change the course of history. This is not a discourse Singaporeans deserve, nor do I think this is what most Singaporeans want,” “The more widely held view, I think, understands the international character of our financial centre, but wants to see Singaporeans do better, with greater assurance of fair hiring practices that put us on a level playing field. These are valid concerns” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We cannot take this position for granted. So this is not about growth at all costs, or accepting ‘trade-offs’ for the sake of growth, but about whether as a people we can strengthen our place in the financial world, hold our own, develop the expertise, seize the opportunities, to make Singaporean lives better,” “We must continue to work in concert, to further strengthen this partnership (with financial institutions), grow this international financial centre in Asia, invest in and grow our Singaporean talents, and make lives better through the generations” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The concern will remain and we need to address it," External link

business-times Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "But any such measures must be approached with caution, because it may not be straightforward to dissect a business into high and low value-add and then outsource the latter. There are often linkages across different functions," External link

business-times Tuesday, September 1, 2020 2:08:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This has been a trying time for seafarers. They have been working tirelessly to keep goods flowing around the world. But due to health and safety concerns, many have encountered difficulties to call on ports and undergo crew change, and that has severely affected their well-being. It is therefore very important for all stakeholders to come together to ensure safe port operations and safe crew changes ,” External link

worldmaritimenews Monday, August 31, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “It is therefore very important for all stakeholders to come together to ensure safe port operations and safe crew changes. As shipping is a global business, we hope that more ports and stakeholders will join us in such initiatives, so that seafarers can continue their work and keep the supply lines of the world open,” External link

seatrade-global Monday, August 31, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "During COVID-19, many vessels were not able to dock at ports for crew disembarkation and embarkation. Sadly, an estimated 250,000 seafarers are now stranded at sea. There is an urgent need to help them ‘change shift’," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, August 28, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We cannot take our hub status for granted and assume that we will remain one when global air travel recovers," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, August 28, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We will have to take further steps and implement them carefully and progressively, starting with countries or cities which have kept the virus under control and taking all precautions,” External link

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

Ong Ye Kung said : “COVID-19 has brought about changes in habits, such as more telecommuting, meaningfully staggered working hours and greater use of e-commerce,” “This has led to more sustainable travel patterns. We will explore ways to make some of these changes permanent” External link

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

Ong Ye Kung said : "Graciousness is the cornerstone of a caring society. Let's be there for our bus uncles and aunties," External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, August 23, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I think the starting point is not how many tests. The starting point is who ... we open up to. " External link

channelnewsasia Friday, August 21, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Let's see if there's demand coming from those two countries to Singapore. I think the starting point is let's try to fill up the 500 seats and the 1,200 seats," "So, all in all, I think this is a small, cautious step to reopen aviation and resuscitate Changi Airport as well as SIA," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, August 21, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Singapore is a small, open, globalised economy; and the aviation sector, Changi Airport and SIA (Singapore Airlines) do not concern just the aviation sector - it's linked to the whole economy. We need to start to take steps to open up in a safe manner that can revive Changi Airport, resuscitate the aviation sector," "I believe we can strike a good balance between keeping Singapore safe and travellers here safe, as well as reviving the air travel sector" External link

business-times Friday, August 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The airline industry is quite clear. If you have a SHN of 14 days, seven days, you do discourage travel quite a bit," "We have to try to have like-minded partners with similar risk profiles, similarly successful in controlling the virus; then open up a bubble, open up a channel, and use tests to replace SHN" External link

business-times Friday, August 21, 2020 4:04:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “a greener, fairer and better Singapore” “We devote a lot of resources to land transport,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, August 17, 2020 12:52:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "But passenger volumes cannot be turned on and off capriciously," "We need to take sensible measures concurrently, proportionate to the risk profile of each country and make progressive steps as we become more confident," External link

business-standard Friday, August 14, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We have tried to bring back demand in various ways. Cargo planes are still using Changi, but they are only about 5 per cent of total flights pre-COVID-19," "We have started to serve transfer and transit passengers, but even at its peak, they accounted for at most a third of total Changi passenger traffic. Today we are serving only a trickle of that, at 400 passenger movements a day, or 150,000 a year, compared to our pre-COVID 19 volume of close to 20 million a year," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, August 14, 2020 1:04:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I think in the coming weeks and coming months, our top priority is really what steps can we take to revive our aviation hub. MFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), MOT (Ministry of Transport) and various ministries are working together. "We are working on negotiating reciprocal green lanes with various countries who have managed to bring down their transmission,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “And Singapore as a hub enables us to do that. And that is why Singapore remains competitive,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Because don't take for granted that when COVID-19 is over, we will still remain as the aviation hub. Others will be vying for it. It's not something we take for granted. It’s something we fought for, and we’ve secured. "Now COVID has wiped out and decimated the sector. Once again, we need to be able to fight back and secure and revive our aviation sector while being able to keep (COVID-19) transmission level low and maintaining the health of Singaporeans,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This is a top priority for MOT in the coming weeks, months and the next couple of years - particularly two hubs, the seaport and Changi Airport. "They are like vital organs to the Singapore economic body, almost like our lungs … taking oxygen … oxygenate and vitalise various parts of the body. And that is the role of our seaport and airport. It adds vitality and competitiveness to all sectors,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I expect this year (port operator) PSA to still do quite well but on the airport side because it has to do with people to people connection, COVID has decimated the entire aviation sector,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “So you take for example, any investors, any operation that decide to set up in Singapore, a key consideration is always, do my components, intermediate goods and complete products - can they move in and out of Singapore easily? Because of our seaport. "Another consideration - do my people, my workers, my executive, my key personnel, and they also come in and out of Singapore and connect with different parts of the world easily?” “Can I in Singapore, be able to go out or people come in, such that I can meet my customers, my suppliers meet my partners? Sometimes even my customer can fly from, say China to Singapore without me and then we hop on to Europe,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Often, the first step is the mindset and what we really want is for every Singaporean, every individual, to embrace that growth mindset, to have that embracing of lifelong learning, soak up new opportunities and skills, and be excited to learn new things," External link

business-times Monday, July 20, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The coming months will not be smooth-sailing. Workers and companies will need to adjust, adapt, build new capabilities and seek out new opportunities," External link

business-times Monday, July 20, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Often, the first step is the mindset and what we really want is for every Singaporean, every individual, to embrace that growth mindset, to have that embracing of lifelong learning, soak up new opportunities and skills, and be excited to learn new things," External link

business-times Monday, July 20, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Often, the first step is the mindset and what we really want is for every Singaporean, every individual, to embrace that growth mindset, to have that embracing of lifelong learning, soak up new opportunities and skills, and be excited to learn new things," External link

business-times Monday, July 20, 2020 1:35:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We want to target groups that are more vulnerable, that need our help with that six to 12 months of retooling at this stage of their career in this current situation,” External link

channelnewsasia Friday, July 17, 2020 7:27:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung told : ”You need to ring-fence and quarantine and put students and teachers on leave of absence, but do it on as small a scale as possible,” External link

bloomberg Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "On 10 July, all of us at MOE were dismayed when we learnt that at Jurong West Secondary School, a student who caught the Covid-19 virus at home, has infected another classmate. " External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Khaw Boon Wan ) : “Why did he do that? Because residents (gave) feedback to him, and these are residents who used to live in the kampungs there but resettled into the HDB flats,” “They said, we’re growing older, our children are growing up, getting married, and they’re moving out of our homes, but all the BTOs (Build-to-Order flats) are in the northeast, meaning Punggol, I think. They asked, why don't we have more BTO flats in Sembawang? So Mr Khaw pushed for it” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Make sure the project embodies the characteristics of Sembawang GRC: Character, innovation, consultation. This is our promise to the residents of Sembawang GRC,” “We’ll make this a special place in Singapore — more facilities, more convenient, yet green, rustic, historical and a unique place in Singapore” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:51:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This kind of question, you can give a comprehensive, objective evaluation,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 5, 2020 8:31:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung told ( about Ong Ye Kung ) : "I have not seen him for many many years. He used to call me kor kor...now he calls me Min Ong," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "As the school has safe management measures in place segregating each level from mixing, there was no need to close the whole school," "I am glad we are able to handle the situation calmly and systematically, with the understanding and support of parents and students. This will be the new normal," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “With all students back now, it's even more important that all of us practise social responsibility to continue keeping our schools a safe place,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, June 30, 2020 5:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "As the school has safe management measures in place segregating each level from mixing, there was no need to close the whole school," "I am glad we are able to handle the situation calmly and systematically, with the understanding and support of parents and students. This will be the new normal," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, June 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “With all students back now, it's even more important that all of us practise social responsibility to continue keeping our schools a safe place,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, June 29, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "roll with the Covid-19 punches, seizing opportunities even in the most difficult of times" External link

AsiaOne Sunday, June 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Perhaps once a fortnight, there can be an HBL (home-based learning) day,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “rolling with the COVID-19 punches” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I asked why, and they said that they could learn at their own pace, pose questions to the teachers in private – no peer pressure,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “Like all lessons and courses, we learn most when we adopt a mentality of humility. When we do, we will accept that HBL can be a useful mode of education delivery, because it encourages more independent, self-directed learning,” “This is one of the most important lifelong skills” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The sensible thing to do is to complement classroom teaching with HBL and make HBL a permanent and regular feature of education” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “they all agreed that bolder moves are needed” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, June 28, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Two times my life turned because of Mr Khaw Boon Wan,” External link

themalaymailonline Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:41:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Last Sunday was a difficult day for MOE as we registered 5 COVID-19 cases in five different schools,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : "They can wear either a face mask or a face shield when in school or on campus. This is for their own protection and that of others," External link

straitstimesSG Friday, May 22, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : "By working together, exercising personal responsibility, plus maintaining high levels of personal hygiene and environmental cleanliness, our children can return to school in a safe manner" External link

straitstimesSG Friday, May 22, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We have 29 student infections so far since the beginning of this epidemic," "Two are from overseas, two are unlinked, and the rest are from adult members from their household," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 19, 2020 4:21:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung noted : “Their sessions will take place from early July to mid-September, so quite a couple of months away, and they will be scheduled and spaced out to avoid intermingling of students,” “Schools may also conduct simple e-auditions in a similar way, for arts categories such as singing, dancing or drama” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This will ensure that students from less advantaged backgrounds have equitable opportunities to access DSA,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We know that these students have been anxious about the preparation for their national exams, and that home-based learning cannot fully substitute face to face coaching and lessons," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We will give priority to students requiring school facilities for coursework and practical sessions, as well as those who need additional support and remediation," "Throughout the holidays, schools will also continue to engage students with greater needs and provide care for those whose parents work in essential services and are unable to secure alternative care arrangements" External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : "A happy occasion will become a tragedy," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:15:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “If we do it right, if everyone cooperates, we should be able to crash the transmission rate,” “I really hope we do this successfully, and by the fourth of May, we can reopen some business outlets, we can reopen schools, and life gets back to a certain normalcy again” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Life still goes on. We still go about our daily lives and democracy still has to go on,” “If we can get the virus in control, I think we can still have an election campaign plus voting in a safe way” External link

taipeitimes Tuesday, April 7, 2020 9:13:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It depends how long the virus lasts, and how long we feel it will be around" External link

AsiaOne Friday, March 27, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "In this context, it may not be a bad idea for our children to spend the bulk of their day in school, where lessons and activities are arranged such that they mingle only with their classmates, who are less susceptible to the virus than adults," External link

AsiaOne Monday, March 23, 2020 6:04:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "I know many students, parents and coaches will be disappointed. And many students and parents will be inconvenienced. I hate to have to do this, but it is critical that we protect the system, and keep everyone who has overseas exposure to the virus away from the school population," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:22:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung asked : "How do we ensure that our young make the right choices and survive well in an online world? " External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "One popular response around the world is, 'Let's make coding compulsory in schools!', but that is too simplistic. Not everyone will grow up to be a coder. Many of us only need to learn to use technology and software," External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "More students will benefit from early exposure and the opportunity to pursue their interest in computing" External link

AsiaOne Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "ensure that they pay zero dollars" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We learned many things from this pilot project. Number one, teachers cannot teach the traditional way using e-learning. They need new pedagogies – e-pedagogies," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “But professional development is not new. Teachers have been doing so for years,” "Our teachers were very forthcoming with their inputs because they want to learn, be good at what they are doing, and grow in their careers. They do not see professional development and teaching duties as a zero-sum game" External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “As the Chinese saying goes … values before academics,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Singapore-based enterprises need to be able to venture out to the region, and Singaporeans must be able to play a part in it. To do so, we need to be equipped with the relevant knowledge, language and cultural skills,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "We wish him and his family a speedy recovery," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, February 27, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I think some of the biggest achievements (in the) last five, six years, is that we have synergy - more and more synergy with the education system and SkillsFuture,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, February 24, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “This continues to be a very important way for us to stay ahead of the game, raise our competitiveness and for individual Singaporeans to stay relevant and to be inclusive in our economic strategy,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, February 24, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Essentially (these are) companies that are leaders in their field, that can train not just for themselves, raise the skills level not just for their own employees, but also for the entire industry, for the whole value chain. "I think they can play a very important role in the next phase of the SkillsFuture journey” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, February 24, 2020 2:30:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I don’t know if I know how to be half-hearted or lukewarm with things I’ve decided to say yes to,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, February 23, 2020 1:31:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "All those systems are today in place. So we don’t have the need to close schools. " External link

channelnewsasia Friday, February 14, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Using Total Defence Day, we are rolling out the next stage, which is very critical, which is our group hygiene, as a community, as a system. And therefore, we are instituting a wipe down routine to clean up after yourself,” External link

channelnewsasia Friday, February 14, 2020 12:14:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Thereafter she will undergo three years of polytechnic education. In total, she would have taken about 6.5 years to attain a diploma after graduating from secondary school. And to many A-Level students, that is just too long," External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Essentially, with technological advancement, humans are increasingly valued for our technical and soft skills, rather than deep content knowledge. These skills cannot be picked up purely off books and papers, but are honed through years of on-the-job practice, improvisation, and continual learning,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, January 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The Bill is a necessary piece in Singapore’s Smart Nation journey. It will help us build a technologically robust smart financial centre, that preserves stability while facilitating innovation and growth in the payments landscape," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung wrote : “We stand ready to activate them if the situation requires it,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, January 23, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We do not want the children to bear responsibility for the arrears accumulated by their parents” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The amount is low because school education is highly subsidised. But a small payment is still required, to demonstrate that as parents and families, we have a part to play,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We do have to question if this practice works at all in urging parents to do a small part in paying some miscellaneous fees. So the practice should be reviewed,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We will harness the power of fintech to spur green finance, by scaling up reach, innovation, and data. We are already beginning to see interesting fintech solutions for green finance. With our experience in financing the region, and capabilities in technology, we can make a unique contribution" External link

business-times Monday, January 6, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Partnerships like this are invaluable to Singapore in the reform of our education system in preparation of a new future” External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 13, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We will build green finance on top of our technology stack. We will harness the power of fintech to spur green finance, by scaling up reach, innovation and data," "We are already beginning to see interesting fintech solutions for green finance" External link

business-times Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This is just the tip of the iceberg," External link

business-times Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "The guidelines will encourage the right-pricing of loans and investments, and thereby promote new opportunities for green investment," External link

business-times Tuesday, November 12, 2019 1:18:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “asset managers who are committed to deepening green finance activities and capabilities in Singapore,” External link

taipeitimes Monday, November 11, 2019 9:00:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "This programme also supports MAS' efforts to generate sustainable long-term returns on its investment portfolio," "It complements our broader range of initiatives to accelerate the growth of Singapore's green finance ecosystem" External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, November 11, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “asset managers who are committed to deepening green finance activities and capabilities in Singapore,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, November 11, 2019 7:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "These guidelines will set standards on governance, risk management and disclosure to encourage right-pricing of loans and investments, and thereby promote new opportunities for green investment," External link

business-times Monday, November 11, 2019 6:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The worry that our institutions of higher learning may be used to conduct partisan political activities to sow dissent against the government is not unfounded,” External link

timeshighereducation Saturday, October 12, 2019 2:33:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "They did not see why inciting and teaching students to protest should be condoned in our educational institutions," "This is a valid view that we cannot ignore" External link

straitstimesSG Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:49:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Academic freedom cannot be carte blanche for anyone to misuse an academic institution for political advocacy, for this would undermine the institution’s academic standards and public standing," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, October 7, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "This is a poem, and we might concede some artistic licence. But Mr Alfian Sa’at continues this attitude consistently in his activism," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, October 7, 2019 1:03:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "To date, SGQR labels and unified point-of-sale terminals have been deployed at over 500 stalls spread across 10 hawker centres, 22 coffeeshops, and 12 industrial canteens. E-payments usage at these stalls is gradually increasing and four out of five e-payment transactions are via SGQR. While the volume of e-payments is still low compared to cash, we expect it to grow. E-payments are convenient to use at hawker stalls, and payment operators are looking into ways to make it even more convenient for hawkers" External link

zdnet Friday, September 6, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung replied : "Just like society, we re-distribute wealth, you support the weaker members of the society more," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, September 3, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung noted : "there is more work to do" External link

business-times Tuesday, September 3, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "E-payments usage at these stalls is gradually increasing and four out of five e-payment transactions are via SGQR. While the volume of e-payments is still low compared to cash, we expect it to grow," "E-payments are convenient to use at hawker stalls, and payment operators are looking into ways to make it even more convenient for hawkers," External link

business-times Tuesday, September 3, 2019 11:28:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Every time I spot any ministry, any private sector company that still hires based on minimum B3 in Math, minimum five O-Levels, I always tell them – can you remove that? Why do you want that?” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “For every exam we remove, we have three weeks of freed up curriculum time, which is very useful for teachers to then teach better and for students learn better,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 29, 2019 7:26:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung told : "reforming the education system for the young," External link

cnbc Monday, August 26, 2019 5:48:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Today, 11 per cent of our medicine and dentistry students come from (households with incomes in the 30th percentile) and below. And we want to make sure of all them can have sufficient support,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, August 22, 2019 1:06:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung replied : "The aid given by universities in other countries comes from the university, whereas for us it's from the government, because in our system, it's a bit different... Ours is a much more public and centralised system" External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Leon Perera ) : "So (if Mr Perera) is Minister for Education one day, he will send back more international students. But I think fundamentally, there has been no disagreement with the approach of Ministry of Education" External link

straitstimesSG Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:54:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “I don’t think it’ll be that complicated because it’s very similar to your O-, N-, A-Levels as well,” “I'm quite confident that by 2021, there won’t be confusion. People will understand how this new scoring system will add up and how this aggregate is calculated” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, July 28, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It has been a difficult period for the NUS community, but by taking swift and decisive action, NUS will emerge stronger and better. " External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, June 11, 2019 4:00:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “So what we are seeing is that the mentality of competing for even higher scores in even more tests and examinations is giving way to a new movement to take a balanced approach in teaching and assessments, and bring about greater joy of learning,” External link

straitstimesSG Thursday, May 30, 2019 5:02:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “We will share more on the transition from PSLE T-scores to Achievement Levels in the coming months. I am sure there will be many questions from students and parents. MOE will prepare the information packages, and teachers will patiently explain the changes to parents,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:57:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "So what we are seeing is that the mentality of competing for even higher scores in even more tests and examinations is giving way to a new movement to take a balanced approach in teaching and assessments, and bring about greater joy of learning," External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:43:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Our schools will continue to help our students go as far as they can in learning languages, by pitching language learning at a level suited to their abilities," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Over the years, the LEP has successfully produced a core group of effectively bilingual and bicultural graduates," "Many built their professional careers on their bilingual skills, in education, journalism, communication, diplomacy or translation," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "There is a certain perception that the study of mother tongues deeply, through the LEPs or NETP, are only for a selected group of students," "We need to move away from that. Instead, it should be the more the merrier, and a larger group of students should feel confident that they can do this" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:51:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Any attempt to apply POFMA to empirically-based, natural sciences research will fail at the first gate. What is the first gate you ask? Is there falsehood? No, because researchers use real data and observations to draw their conclusions,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "What if something like this were to happen today, involving a question to which we have no answers, or we thought we had an answer, and a researcher comes up with something that challenges deeply held views or shared realities?" "In our context, I can assure the House, that if it is empirical research, we will stay true to science and empirical evidence. We have always been, sometimes to a fault. And if it is an opinion-based research, we will have a rigorous public debate. Under both scenarios, POFMA does not apply in such a discourse," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Academics are well-respected members of society. We hold academics to ‘conduct professorial’ – high standards of integrity, in their teaching, their research, and the validity of their views put forward in public,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : ”not all researchers as just researchers; most researchers may also be activists” “It is in their activist role that some of these academics are voicing their concerns about POFMA,” External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “The real question is whether there are benefits for Singapore to increase the number of banks in Singapore by admitting primarily digital start-up banks,” External link

bworldcom Monday, May 6, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “The real question is whether there are benefits for Singapore to increase the number of banks in Singapore by admitting primarily digital start-up banks,” External link

news-yahoo Monday, May 6, 2019 12:35:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "They do not add up to 47 because cases typically receive a combination of penalties," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, May 6, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "But if we look at the 10 police cases involving serious offences which led to jail sentences, there was only one expulsion, which was subsequently reduced to an 18-month suspension after appeal and taking into account of the offender's psychiatric condition," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, May 6, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Balancing these objectives is important for an education institution, but it should not end up with penalties that are too lenient and have too soft a bite," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, May 6, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said ( about Nicholas Lim ) : "But we should always refrain from trial by media, doxxing and resorting to mob justice. No matter how wrong an offender is, we need to respect the due process," "During this episode, the harshest punishment for Nicholas Lim came from social media. I hope that as a society, we will give him and his family the time and space they need, to reflect on his actions, to turn over a new leaf and move forward," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, May 6, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Two strikes and you are out cannot be the standard application. NUS has to make its campus safe for all students, especially female students,” External link

themalaymailonline Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:33:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "The NUS board and president are seized with this matter, and are determined to put a stop to such unacceptable behaviour on campus," External link

channelnewsasia Monday, April 22, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "In the 1970s, streaming was necessary to keep students in school... but looking at our needs today, I think that is not enough. So now, we're going to band students at the subject level" External link

straitstimesSG Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "It would be unrealistic to tell parents that grades are not important," External link

straitstimesSG Saturday, March 30, 2019 2:48:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Digital literacy could well be considered a critical form of literacy for the future... Digital technology is going to be ubiquitous and drive many things we do. All of us must be able to live alongside and make use of digital technology," "With this in mind, we need to start to demystify digital technology and make its learning accessible to everyone" External link

zdnet Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung announced : "secondary school streaming will be phased out by 2024" External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 5, 2019 2:44:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Students can develop a mindset where they tell themselves, ‘I am only a Normal stream student, so this is as good as I can be'. It becomes self-fulfilling”. 3. A NEW WAY OF ORGANISING FORM CLASSES. The changes don’t just stop at the purely academic, but could affect how form classes are organised as well – bringing an opportunity to “reshape the social environment in schools”, according to Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, who announced the changes in Parliament. He gave the example of Boon Lay Secondary, which organises form classes by Co-Curricular Activities, as well as Edgefield Secondary, which has this year re-organised form classes to include students from all three streams. “The pioneering practices such as in Boon Lay and Edgefield will become the norm," External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:26:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "We have been grappling with this trade-off - between customisation and stigmatisation. This has to be our attitude when it comes to education - never complacent, always anticipating the future, figuring out what needs to change next, planning it out, and implementing at a pace that takes into account the trade-offs, complexities, and the immense impact any changes will have on students. " External link

AsiaOne Tuesday, March 5, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “The right thing to do is to preserve the programmes and institutions that promote the learning of our Mother Tongues, and improve them where we can,” External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, February 23, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It will be a significant thrust … it will be again a multi-year effort which I think will significantly improve the education system,” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “balance between the joy of learning and the rigour of education” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It’s not just the budget debate but any announcement now coming from any of the younger ministers, it’s a good chance that we have gone through a debate and careful deliberation before coming up with new policies” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “If it’s a shifting of gears, it would have started three years ago, because we’ve been walking the ground quite hard the last three years. So I suppose the day we finish elections, we change gears to prepare for the next election” External link

channelnewsasia Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It will be a significant thrust … it will be again a multi-year effort which I think will significantly improve the education system,” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “balance between the joy of learning and the rigour of education” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “It’s not just the budget debate but any announcement now coming from any of the younger ministers, it’s a good chance that we have gone through a debate and careful deliberation before coming up with new polices” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “If it’s a shifting of gears, it would have started three years ago, because we’ve been walking the ground quite hard the last three years. So I suppose the day we finish elections, we change gears to prepare for the next election” External link

channelnewsasia Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:47:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung replied : “While banks are generally open to new technology, banks will need to assess together with their service operators the combination of technology and manpower that best fit their needs,” External link

channelnewsasia Monday, January 14, 2019 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : "I really hope by using this gateway, we can cut down on administrative work for our teachers. This hopefully frees up more time for our teachers so that they can better focus on what they are good at, which is teaching," External link

ibtimes-sg Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:11:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “Popular schools, such as certain independent schools, are attracting a greater proportion of students from families with higher socio-economic status. So diversity in these schools has gone down over the years,” External link

channelnewsasia Thursday, December 27, 2018 7:28:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “What we want to do is to provide the right support for workers to be able to access all these training and advice, portal and information, so that they can navigate and bring their confidence level up and their competence level up” External link

todayonline Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “We asked ourselves, is it better for workers that ‘I have all these choices and all these channels of help that I can go to?’” “If the answer is ‘yes’, then I think we have the responsibility to bring in the institutes of higher learning into the system – not for them to compete with each other – but for them to work together to outreach to as many residents as they can” External link

todayonline Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:58:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : "Some of these may be skills and vocational-based, and better delivered as modular industry training leading to graduate certifications. Further, we will have to re-look the funding levels for coursework programmes which are purely academic in nature," External link

channelnewsasia Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ong Ye Kung added : “Being small allows the Government to respond more quickly too, and be more nimble in addressing the concerns of our people,” External link

todayonline Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:13:00 PM EAT

Ong Ye Kung said : “one autumn leaf can predict the coming of autumn” External link

todayonline Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:13:00 PM EAT



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