Sunday, October 12, 2008

George Yeo

George Yong-Boon Yeo , or George Yeo, is the in Singapore. Ethnically Chinese, he belongs to the Teochew dialect group. He was a student of and Saint Joseph's Institution. He was an SAF Overseas Merit Scholar and a President's Scholar. He rose to the rank of Brigadier General, prior to becoming a politician. Yeo is married to Jennifer Leong and they have one daughter and three sons.

George Yeo is the Member of Parliament for Aljunied Group Representation Constituency since 1988 but the team he led in the managed only 56.1% of the votes compared with 43.9% garnered by new faces in the Workers' Party. This was despite the James Gomez saga plaguing the opposition. The main election issues in the Elections included employment; cost of living; government policies; the need for an effective opposition voice in parliament; and the quality of the candidates.

George Yeo was the first Singaporean Minister to start blogging. He has been blogging since August 2006.

Yeo is married to lawyer Jennifer Yeo Lai Peng and he is also the uncle of Chinese American actress Gwendoline Yeo. George Yeo, has taken a very important role, in restarting, the ancient Buddhist university, Nalanda University, in Bihar, India.

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