06 Jun '11, 6am

[CNA] George Yeo's reps pick up forms for presidential bid

SINGAPORE: Representatives of former foreign affairs minister George Yeo collected forms on Monday for a certificate of eligibility for him to contest the Presidential Election. Fifteen volunteers aged between 16 and 41 arrived at the Elections Department at about 1 pm. Thirty-six-year-old Lien We King said he received a phone call from Mr Yeo Sunday evening asking him to help collect the forms on his behalf. Mr Yeo left for Taiwan Monday morning. He is expected to return to Singapore in 10 days and the forms will be passed on to Mr Yeo then. The supporters said they are hopeful Mr Yeo will run for the Presidential Election. They believe Mr Yeo is the type of leader the younger generation will rally around. They said the youths are very comfortable with Mr Yeo's brand of leadership, and that the promise that Mr Yeo made to engage the younger generation more appealed to the...

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