21 May '11, 6am

George Yeo is irreplaceable: K. Shanmugam #Singapore

George Yeo is irreplaceable: K. Shanmugam #Singapore

K. Shanmugam does not want to be compared to George Yeo, his predecessor in MFA. (Yahoo! photo) Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam paid tribute to George Yeo , the man he is replacing as Foreign Minister. Mr Yeo is leaving the Cabinet after he lost his Aljunied GRC seat at the recent elections. "George is a polymath, a uniquely gifted individual of a type who comes along once in several generations. Interested in history, culture, a thinker, a true renaissance man. I can go on. But perhaps all that needs to be said is: He is irreplaceable," said the 52-year-old Minister. He was quick to point out that he does not see himself as a replacement for Mr Yeo as they are two different people. However, he indicated that he accepted the role because he was confident of doing the job well. "I am not George Yeo and will never be George Yeo. I would not have accepted PM's requ...

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