07 May '11, 6pm

What will happen to George Yeo? (via The Kent Ridge Common of @fakeNUS) #SGElections #sgedu

The People’s Action Party (PAP) lost in Aljunied with 45.29% of the votes, while the Worker’s Party (WP) won with 54.71% of the votes. George Yeo’s team has lost in Aljunied, in other words. At the risk of sounding melodramatic, I sincerely think this is a tragedy. I am heartened that our opposition, in the form of WP, are on the ascent, but George Yeo is quite the unlucky casualty of this turn in Singaporean politics. There are many other PAP candidates that I would have rather ‘let go’ than George Yeo : Wong Kan Seng (Mas Selamat debacle), Mah Bow Tan (HDB flats very affordable?) and Vivian Balakrishnan (needless homophobia in the run-up to elections). George Yeo on the other hand has been the gracious incumbent, welcoming a strong team from WP (“That just means we [PAP] have to work harder!” he said), and now the gracious member of the defeated party. “We fought hard. W...

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