15 Feb '12, 9am

Breaking news: Yaw Shin Leong sacked from WP. Hougang residents to have by-election.

Workers' Party 's (WP) Yaw Shin Leong has been expelled from the opposition party with immediate effect, WP announced in an urgent media conference at its Headquarters on Wednesday evening. The decision, while not unanimous, was made after the Central Executive Council met for a discussion the night before. “The party believes in transparency and accountability," said WP chief Low Thia Khiang . It was a difficult decision to make but it was a necessary one so that Workers’ Party’s MPs can stand tall and hold their heads up to take the PAP government to account [sic].” Party chairman Sylvia Lim explained that Yaw was “expelled because he has not addressed allegations”. “It may sound drastic but we feel it is necessary and in the public interest to do so, to show that we are serious in our commitment to maintain high standards,” she added. When asked why the party took so lo...

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