Wednesday, May 11, 2011

George Yeo's press conference (50 minute video)

Video (50 min): here

After 23 years in politics, Foreign Minister George Yeo is exiting the political scene.

He confirmed at a news conference on Tuesday morning that he will not be contesting in Aljunied GRC in the next election.

'It is better for a younger person to take on this important task,' he said, noting that he is now 57 and would be 62 by then.

'Naturally, I would help to ensure a smooth handover.'

Mr Yeo also ruled out the possibility that he might run for the elected Presidency later this year.

With a smile, he said: 'I'm a free spirit and I don't think I'm temperamentally suited for it.'

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