29 Jun '11, 1am

What makes a successful politician?: by: Ghui/ George Yeo and Lim Hwee Hua were both politicians who have made c...

What makes a successful politician?: by: Ghui/ George Yeo and Lim Hwee Hua were both politicians who have made c...

George Yeo and Lim Hwee Hua were both politicians who have made contributions to Singapore. George Yeo especially, was an outstanding Minister for foreign affairs. However, both have resigned from active politics after failing to win in Aljunied GRC in GE 2011. I am disappointed by their respective decisions because it signals a lack of willpower and commitment. Every politician suffers setbacks in his or her career. All politicians the world over have lost elections and many have come back to fight another day. Most, were victorious eventually. Each failed election campaign is a learning experience after all. Singapore is unique in this because the PAP has been the ruling party for over 50 years with little or no competition, leaving us with a generation of politicians who seem ill adept to fight. This begs the question; do our PAP candidates lack qualities which real pol...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/06/what-makes-a-successf...

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