"I'm good at policy-making, good at advising my younger colleagues and supporting the PM, not being the PM. That's not my ambition and that's not me," says DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam.
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Speaking at a summit meeting with PM Lee, PM Abe said he “strongly hopes" there will be progress in the collaboration to introduce Shinkansen bullet trains to Singapore.
The cluster was closed on Sep 19 after no new cases were reported there after two weeks, NEA said.
The award, which was announced by the Japanese government in February, recognises Mr Lee’s contributions to the development of relations between Singapore and Japan.
Zunika Ahmad was cleared of sexual assault charges against a 13-year-old girl after a judge ruled that the law “does not cover women as offenders”.
Economic growth in the second half of 2016 will be weaker and in the lower half of the 1%-2% range, says DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam.