15 Jun '11, 2pm

George Yeo not running for Elected Presidency

SINGAPORE: Former Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo has decided he will not run for the Elected Presidency. In a posting on his Facebook page a short while ago (at 9.51pm), Mr Yeo said "after considering all factors, I have come to the conclusion that, in this phase of my life, I can better contribute to the Singapore we all love in other ways. I have therefore decided not to run for the Presidency this August." Mr Yeo said over the past few weeks, many Singaporeans have urged him to run for the Presidency. He said this is a major step which he could not rush into. He thought long and hard over it, consulting not only colleagues, friends and family members, but also taking in the advice and views which many conveyed to him in person. Mr Yeo said it is not a decision he took lightly. He said many will be disappointed with the decision but asked for their understanding. Mr...

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