08 May '11, 10am

George Yeo loss saddens ASEAN leaders

George Yeo loss saddens ASEAN leaders

INDONESIA: Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo's loss in the General Election has surprised and saddened leaders attending the ASEAN summit in Jakarta. Senior Minister S Jayakumar, who is representing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the summit, said: "Nearly everyone I spoke to - ministers and the leaders - were saddened and disappointed, and surprised to know that Foreign Minister George Yeo has lost. "Why were they saddened? Because to them, George Yeo has been a very articulate, able spokesman for Singapore. "But not only that. They consider him as one of the most ardent advocates for the cause of ASEAN. Highly articulate; a champion of ASEAN in representing ASEAN to the rest of the world". Mr Yeo is also regarded as one of the prime movers of the ASEAN Charter. Although Mr Yeo will not be representing Singapore as Foreign Minister, Professor Jayakumar described him a...

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  1. 08 May '11, 2pm

    Get real. George Yeo is not indispensable. He had forgotten that he is paid to serve the citizens, and became too grand for his shoes. Anyway he is going to receive a penson of $2million - so what is the problem? No good - get voted out! Low Thia Kiang is a hero, and the WP are brave citizens who want a government that does not rule by fear, by spying, by moving the goal-posts. WP loves Singapore. Well done, WP!!!

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