Vivian Balakrishnan

Singapore economy

Singapore used contact tracing data in murder case

Singapore’s government defended the use of contact tracing data in police investigations, as a senior lawmaker said information from the widely-adopted program has already been used once to assist

Singapore, Indonesia to establish reciprocal green lane for essential business and official purposes - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Singapore economy

Singapore, Indonesia to establish reciprocal green lane for essential business and official purposes

Singapore and Indonesia will be establishing a Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) between both countries to enable cross-border travel for essential businesses and official purposes.

Covid-19

Bilateral travel arrangements between Singapore and Malaysia finalised

Singapore and Malaysia have come to an agreement on all key aspects of a framework that will allow bilateral travel for work and official purposes to resume.

Singapore-Malaysia spats

Malaysia's tiff with Singapore escalates with war of words

(Dec 6): Malaysia’s tiff with neighbouring Singapore over air space and port waters is escalating, a sign of renewed bickering not seen in years.

Singapore economy

“I’m most worried about a trade war," says Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan

(Aug 22): Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan called on the US and China to avoid a trade war while urging nations to stop trying to protect obsolete jobs.

File photo of Wang Yi and Vivian Balakrishnan from Reuters

China, Singapore vow trade cooperation in sign of warmer ties

(June 12): China and Singapore pledged to cooperate on trade and regional infrastructure projects, in a sign the countries have begun to repair ties strained amid security disputes in Southeast Asi

Cybersecurity

Singapore plans legislation to secure data collected by firms

SINGAPORE (July 15): Singapore will introduce legislation to protect sensitive data used by mobile app developers and other companies as the city-state intensifies its push to become one of the wor

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