Football, vaccination centres and getting social media right: What politicians are up to this week

SINGAPORE – The Straits Times looks at what politicians, and the politically related, are up to in this weekly series.

In this edition, we take a look at politicians’ fascination with football, the closure of vaccination centres, and also Manpower Minister Tan See Leng’s social media game.

Look out for the latest edition of the series every Friday, and check out past ones here.

Just for kicks

With both the Premier League and the Champion’s League seasons just over, it was no wonder that football was on the mind of politicians here.

When Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, Ang Mo Kio GRC MP Nadia Ahmad Samdin and Bukit Batok MP Murali Pillai had lunch with Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin as he kicked off his four-day visit to Singapore, they chatted about “politics, succession, collabs between our two countries, instability in the world, and of course football”, Mr Tan said in a Facebook post.


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