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Lim Soo Hoon
Lim Soo Hoon is the first female Permanent Secretary of Singapore in the Public Service Division of the office of the Prime Minister of Singapore. Lim held other high-profile positions at Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry, then later into positions in Singapore's Ministry of Transport, and then in the Ministry of Manpower, and Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. Lim became Singapore's Woman of the Year in 1997.Singapore's Woman of the Year
Lumen, The University of Adelaide Magazine, Lumen Winter 2007 Issue
Lim was awarded the Silver Public Administration Medal in 1998 and the Gold Public Administration Medal in 2004. Lim has served in the ...
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Lin (surname)
Lin (; ) is the Mandarin romanization of the Chinese surname written 林. It is also used in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Among Taiwanese and Chinese families from abroad, it is sometimes pronounced and spelled as Lim because many Chinese descendants are part of the Southern Min diaspora that speak Min Nan, Hokkien or Teochew. In Cantonese-speaking regions such as Hong Kong and Macau it is spelled as Lam or Lum. It is listed 147th on the '' Hundred Family Surnames''. Within mainland China, it is currently the 18th most common surname. In Japan, the character 林 is also used but goes by the pronunciation Hayashi, which is the 19th most common surname in Japan. Name origin King Zhou of Shang (reigned 1154 to 1122 BC), the last king of the Shang dynasty, had three uncles advising him and his administration. The king's uncles were Prince Bi Gan, Prince Jizi, and Prince Weizi. Together the three princes were known as "The Th ...
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Permanent Secretary
A permanent secretary (also known as a principal secretary) is the most senior civil servant of a department or ministry charged with running the department or ministry's day-to-day activities. Permanent secretaries are the non-political civil service chief executives of government departments or ministries, who generally hold their position for a number of years (thus "permanent") at a ministry as distinct from the changing political secretaries of state to whom they report and provide advice. Country Australia In Australia, the position is called the "department secretary", “secretary of the department”, or “director-general of the department” in some states and territories. Barbados Canada In Canada, the senior civil service position is a "deputy minister", who within a government ministry or department is outranked only by a Minister of the Crown. Federally, deputy ministers are appointed by the Prime Minister on the advice of the Secretary to the Cabinet ...
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Singapore
Singapore (), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude () north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bordering the Strait of Malacca to the west, the Singapore Strait to the south, the South China Sea to the east, and the Straits of Johor to the north. The country's territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet; the combined area of these has increased by 25% since the country's independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the third highest population density in the world. With a multicultural population and recognising the need to respect cultural identities of the major ethnic groups within the nation, Singapore has four official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, and Tamil. English is the lingua franca and numerous public services are available only i ...
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Prime Minister Of Singapore
The prime minister of Singapore is the head of government of the Republic of Singapore. The president appoints the prime minister, a Member of Parliament (MP) who in their opinion, is most likely to command the confidence of the majority of MPs. The incumbent prime minister is Lee Hsien Loong, who took office on 12 August 2004. As Singapore is modelled after the Westminster system, the prime minister only governs with the confidence of the majority in Parliament; as such, the prime minister typically sits as a Member of Parliament (MP) and leads the largest party or a coalition of parties. In practice, the prime minister is the leader of the political party with the majority number of elected MPs. History The office of Prime Minister succeeded the office of Chief Minister in 1959 after Singapore had attained self-governance from the United Kingdom, as the State of Singapore, with Lee Kuan Yew being sworn in as the first prime minister on 5 June 1959. The title of prime mi ...
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Ministry Of Trade And Industry (Singapore)
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI; ms, Kementerian Perdagangan dan Perusahaan; zh, 贸工部; ta, வர்த்தக, தொழில் அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for the formulation and implementation of policies related to the development of business, trade and industry in Singapore. Ministers The Ministry is headed by the Minister for Trade and Industry, who is appointed as part of the Cabinet of Singapore. The incumbent minister is Gan Kim Yong from the People's Action Party. References External links * {{authority control Trade and Industry Foreign trade of Singapore Singapore Singapore 1979 establishments in Singapore Singapore Singapore (), officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island country and city-state in maritime Southeast Asia. It lies about one degree of latitude () north of the equator, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, bor ...
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Ministry Of Transport (Singapore)
The Ministry of Transport (MOT; ms, Kementerian Pengangkutan; zh, 交通部; ta, போக்குவரத்து அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for the administration and regulation of land, sea and air transportation in Singapore. History The Ministry of Transport was formed on 23 November 2001 out of the then Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Its previous portfolio of information technology and telecommunications were then transferred to the then Ministry of Information, Communications and The Arts, now known as the Ministry of Communications and Information. Organisational structure Currently, the ministry commissions and regulates four individual government statutory boards: the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Public Transport Council (PTC), which implement the ministry’s policies an ...
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Ministry Of Manpower (Singapore)
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM; ms, Kementerian Tenaga Manusia; zh, 新加坡人力部; ta, மனிதவள அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for the formulation and implementation of policies related to the workforce in Singapore. Organisational structure The Ministry oversees 3 statutory boards, the Central Provident Fund Board, the Singapore Labour Foundation and Workforce Singapore. Statutory Boards * Central Provident Fund Board * Singapore Labour Foundation * Workforce Singapore Ministers The Ministry is headed by the Minister for Manpower, who is appointed as part of the Cabinet of Singapore. The incumbent minister is Tan See Leng from the People's Action Party. See also * Central Provident Fund Board * Employment in Singapore References External links * {{authority control 1998 establishments in Singapore Government ministries of Singapore Singapore Singapore Singapore (), officially t ...
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Ministry Of Community Development, Youth And Sports
The Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) was a ministry of the Government of Singapore tasked with building a "cohesive and resilient" society in Singapore. On 1 November 2012, the MCYS was restructured and became the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Several portfolios such as Youth Development and Sports was shifted to a new Ministry, the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY). Responsibilities The MCYS pursues social engineering campaigns of varying effectiveness. However, it also tries to encourage widespread youth participation, constructive social activity such as sport and volunteerism. It also tries to encourage acceptance of individual differences among youth. MCYS has produced various campaigns to address issues such as filial piety to parents and the falling birthrate. Its three-minute short film promoting filial piety, in using more subtle and indirect artistic techniques compared to previous decades' campaigns, f ...
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Pingat Pentadbiran Awam
The Pingat Pentadbiran Awam (English: Public Administration Medal) is a Singaporean orders and decorations, Singaporean decoration instituted in 1963 and has three grades: * Emas (Gold) * Perak (Silver) * Gangsa (Bronze) The medal may be awarded to any of the following persons for outstanding efficiency, competence and industry: * any person who is or has been a public officer. * any person who is or has been an officer employed by any statutory authority (other than a Town Council). * any person who is or has been in the service of any organisation, association or body rendering services in the field of education. * any person who is or has been employed in any company which is wholly owned by the Government and which is carrying on business mainly as an agent or instrumentality of the Government. Recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters PPA, and may include the grade in brackets - e.g.: PPA(E). The Pingat Pentadbiran Awam (Tentera) is the Singapore Armed Forces ...
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The Straits Times
''The Straits Times'' is an English-language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Singapore and currently owned by SPH Media Trust (previously Singapore Press Holdings). ''The Sunday Times'' is its Sunday edition. The newspaper was established on 15 July 1845 as ''The Straits Times and Singapore Journal of Commerce''. ''The Straits Times'' is considered a newspaper of record for Singapore. The print and digital editions of ''The Straits Times'' and ''The Sunday Times'' have a daily average circulation of 364,134 and 364,849 respectively in 2017, as audited by Audit Bureau of Circulations Singapore. Myanmar and Brunei editions are published, with newsprint circulations of 5,000 and 2,500 respectively. History The original conception for ''The Straits Times'' has been debated by historians of Singapore. Prior to 1845, the only English-language newspaper in Singapore was ''The'' ''Singapore Free Press'', founded by William Napier in 1835. Marterus Thaddeus Apcar, an Armenian ...
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Ministry Of Finance (Singapore)
The Ministry of Finance (MOF; ms, Kementerian Kewangan; zh, 财政部; ta, நிதி அமைச்சு) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for managing the fiscal policies and the structure of the economy of Singapore. Responsibilities The authority's main regulatory statutes are Accountants Act, Accounting Standards Partnerships Act, Business Registration Act, Companies Act, Limited Partnerships Act and the Limited Liability Partnerships Act. The MOF ensures that businesses in Singapore are compatible with international standards and practices, in areas such as company law, accounting standards and corporate governance principles. Singapore Budget Every year, the MOF prepares the Singapore Budget and the Minister for Finance presents the Budget to the Parliament before the new financial year begins. The Budget includes the revised Government revenue and expenditure projections for the current financial year as well as the planned governm ...
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Accounting And Corporate Regulatory Authority
The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Singapore. ACRA is the regulator of business registration, financial reporting, public accountants and corporate service providers. ACRA also plays the role of a facilitator for the development of business entities and the public accountancy profession. History ACRA was formed on 1 April 2004 by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Act, which resulted in the merger of the then Registry of Companies and Businesses (RCB), and the Public Accountants’ Board (PAB). The merger was to synergise the monitoring of companies’ compliance with disclosure requirements and the regulation of public accountants performing statutory audit. Overview The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the regulator of business registration, financial reporting, public accountants and corporate service providers. ACRA's role is to monitor corporate complian ...
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