31 Mar '11, 9am

Ho Peng Kee to retire from politics after 20 years #SGelection

SENIOR Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs Ho Peng Kee, 56, will retire after 20 years in politics, he said in a statement released to the media on Thursday. Associate Professor Ho said he had informed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of his desire to step down from politics 'some time last year', adding that he was grateful that PM Lee has agreed to his request. The MP for Nee Soon East quashed rumours that he was retiring to become a missionary, stating clearly that he had no intentions to do so. However, he would like to be more active as an elder in his church, he added. The former vice-dean of the law faculty at the National University of Singapore also hopes to return to do some part-time teaching there. 'Wherever possible, I will continue to support important causes like promoting sports, nurturing voluntarism and helping youths to realise their potential, all ...

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