20 May '11, 11am

I'm "not George Yeo" and "never will be", says Shanmugam

I'm "not George Yeo" and "never will be", says Shanmugam

SINGAPORE: Law Minister K Shanmugam, who will also take on the foreign affairs portfolio in the new Cabinet, says he is "not George Yeo" and "never will be". In an exclusive interview with Channel NewsAsia on his new post, Mr Shanmugam said he is "starting from a clean slate". Paying tribute to Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo, who leaves the Cabinet after he lost his Aljunied seat at the recent elections, Mr Shanmugam said Mr Yeo is a "uniquely gifted individual" who comes along once in several generations. Mr Shanmugam said he wouldn't have accepted the role of Foreign Affairs Minister if he thought he could not do the job. As the new Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Shanmugam said he may not have a detailed understanding of some issues as yet. "I don't even begin to think in terms of replacing George Yeo. I am not George Yeo. I will never be George Yeo and I can't replac...

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