Foreign Minister George Yeo said on Tuesday he will not be contesting Aljunied GRC at the next general election.
The 57-year-old Minister told a news conference that he’ll leave the important task to someone younger.
As for his role in public life, he said he will ‘contribute in whatever modest way possible’.
He also added he will help ‘in whatever way possible’ to bring about the transformation of the People’s Action Party.
Mr Yeo said Singapore’s political development is entering a new phase.
So how the government responds to it will decide Singapore’s destiny in the 21st century.
He reiterated his disappointment at losing Aljunied GRC contest, and said he respects voters’ decision to have the Workers’ Party to be their voice in Parliament.
On his next career move, Mr Yeo said he’s not rushing to decide and added that he and his wife agreed he should take time to think things over.
In the meantime, he’ll take a break to spend more time with the family.