21 Jan '11, 1pm

General election likely in Q2 this year: George Yeo: SINGAPORE : The next general election is not due till Febru...

General election likely in Q2 this year: George Yeo: SINGAPORE : The next general election is not due till Febru...

SINGAPORE : The next general election is not due till February 2012, but Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo said it could be in the second quarter of this year. Mr Yeo, who is in Bangkok for the Civil Service Exchange Programme, was speaking at a dinner organised by the Singapore Club and the Singapore-Thailand Chamber of Commerce. He said he has been advising party members to be prepared after the Budget debate in March. Mr Yeo, who is also the MP for Aljunied GRC, has ruled out the third quarter because of the Presidential Election which is due by August. "Pity that you can't vote here, but it is a short distance away from Singapore, maybe some of you will go back. And you, if you live in Aljunied GRC, I hope you will know what to do," Mr Yeo quipped, drawing laughter from the audience. The minister also spoke about developing an ASEAN identity, saying the idea of biddi...

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