18 May '11, 12am

Our reader explains why Mr Chiam See Tong is a good role model for all aspiring politicians. #SGelections

MUCH has been written about the departures of ministers George Yeo and Lim Hwee Hua following their team's defeat in Aljunied GRC in the General Election. At the same time, the article on veteran opposition politician Chiam See Tong ('A fighter goes down'; last Saturday) is a timely reminder of what he has done and accomplished over the past 27 years as an elected MP. More importantly, it puts into perspective his struggles and challenges as the longest-serving opposition MP, and his unwavering desire to lead and serve. Mr Chiam has indicated his intention to remain in politics to prepare for the next general election. Although I have not met him personally, I believe he is worthy of emulation by all aspiring politicians, after reading about his political efforts and dedication, and listening to his speeches. While one might disagree with his socio-economic policies or ins...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_669731...

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