On 26 May 2012, a by-election for the Hougang Single Member Constituency (SMC) was called because of the expulsion of Yaw Shin Leong from the Workers' Party (WP). The reason for the expulsion was due to an affair Mr. Yaw had.
The shoe is now on the other foot as Parliament Speaker Michael Palmer has resigned from the People's Action Party (PAP) and his Parliament position due to an "improper relationship" with a PA staff member in his constituency. At a hastily arranged press conference, Palmer said that he was resigning to take "full responsibility" for the mistake and to avoid "further embarrassment".
This is why I am against the expulsion of Yaw Shin Leong in the first place!
Seriously, who had asked for their resignation and expulsion? Most Singaporeans didn’t even know of their affairs and even when Mr. Yaw’s affair became well known, most did not care. I mean as long as they can do their job as Members of Parliament, why should I care if they have someone on the side?
However because the WP kicked Mr. Yaw out, now the PAP has no choice but to do the same to Mr. Palmer. The biggest losers in all this; the people of
We lost 2 good, capable men who now can no longer serve the Republic and for what? Because
they had an affair? Please…most Singaporeans, whether they are PAP or
opposition supporters, don’t give a shit about their domestic situation.