01 Jun '11, 2pm

George Yeo may consider running for President

George Yeo may consider running for President

IN AN abrupt about-turn from his previous comments to the media, former foreign minister George Yeo has said that he is "thinking hard" about running for President. He posted on his Facebook page saying “Many Singaporeans from different walks of life, young and old, have asked me to reconsider my decision on the Presidency, some impassionately. Thinking hard about it and praying for wisdom.” The post has garnered more than 2000 "likes" and 673 comments as of 9.45pm. Many of the comments voiced encouragement and support. One such comment posted by Facebook user Allan See read "Sir, you should go for it. A well loved and respected President is someone whom citizens can count on and be proud. You possess these qualities." Click on thumbnail to view (Photos: BH, ST) Mr Yeo had told the media on May 10 that he would not run for President as he didn’t think his temperament was s...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/Elections/Story/A1Story201106...

Comments

  1. 03 Jun '11, 1am

    Many people ask me does Singapore really need a president? I think someone out there need to elaborate and may be alternative approach could be sought?
    I think they concern on cost saving and neccessity of the symbolic role...

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