15 Jun '11, 2pm

George Yeo not running in Presidential Election

Mr George Yeo will not be running in the upcoming Presidential Elections. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE FORMER Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr George Yeo will not be running in the upcoming Presidential Election. He announced this on Wednesday night in a note uploaded on social networking site Facebook. Entitled 'To my dear Friends and Supporters', he wrote that many Singaporeans had urged him to run as a candidate in the Presidential Election, but it was a 'major step which I(he) could not rush into.' ' I thought over it long and hard, consulting not only colleagues, friends and family members, but also taking in the advice and views which many of you conveyed to me in person, on FB, by mail and email, and through friends and relatives.' '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...

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