16 Jun '11, 12am

George Yeo says he won't run for President

SINGAPORE - After thinking over "it long and hard", former Foreign Minister George Yeo has ruled himself out of the race for the President's office. Meanwhile, former Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan, who is the executive director of Government Investment Corporation of Singapore, said he "will have more to say on the Elected Presidency when I return to Singapore next week". Dr Tan is currently abroad. In response to media queries following Mr Yeo's decision, Dr Tan added: "I would like to reiterate that the next President's tenure is likely to see great change nationally and internationally. That is why this election is important." Mr Yeo announced his decision on his Facebook page last night. He wrote that he consulted "not only colleagues, friends, and family members" but also took the "advice and views" which were conveyed to him in person, on Facebook, by mail and email...

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