Posts Tagged ‘George Yeo

Lim Hwee Hua: PAP only needs to be transformed?

May 12, 2011

Two words seem to be taboo in the PAP, the ruling party in Singapore.  One is ” democracy”, while the other is “reform”.  For example, students across the nation recite the National Pledge every day pledging to “build a democratic society” but in more than 40 years I’ve yet to hear a Minister talks about […]

George Yeo quits politics: a gentleman Minister

May 10, 2011

Netizens are generally sympathetic towards George Yeo in the aftermath of the loss of ALJUNIED GRC.  They think it’s extraordinary that a nondescript person like TPL can be an MP while GY is out in the cold. Some even call for a bye- election for GY to make a comeback.  GY is one of the […]

George Yeo reform in PAP: damage control?

May 6, 2011

The word “reform” as applied to the political landscape is a taboo in the government-controlled media and in government so George Yeo must be applauded for saying he will seek reform in the PAP. There’s much truth in the adage “There is no smoke without fire”. When people’s concerns are met with a deaf ear […]

Change in Egypt will take time: George Yeo

February 7, 2011

Change in Egypt will take time: George Yeo (Straits Times, 7 Feb) Reading the article, I was keen to see if the foreign minister would use terms like democracy, human rights, dictatorship or unrest.  He referred to the unrest as a “political change” and “crisis”. The huge and bloody protests are merely  a “huge event” […]