15 Feb '12, 9am

Yaw Shin Leong expelled from Workers' Party (@wpsg), by-election for Hougang to be called

Workers' Party (WP) Member of Parliament Yaw Shin Leong has been expelled from the party, the WP announced this evening. This means Mr Yaw will have to step down as MP for Hougang and a by-election will have to be called. Speaking to the media, WP chairman Sylvia Lim said Mr Yaw was expelled because he had fallen short of the behaviour expected of him, when he failed to properly address the accusations against him. The decision to expel Mr Yaw was made last night. It was not unanimous but there was clear majority in the CEC which agreed with his expulsion, the party said. Ms Lim said Mr Yaw, who was invited to the press conference but did not turn up, is aware of his expulsion. Here is the full release from the WP: "The Workers' Party has expelled Yaw Shin Leong from the party with immediate effect. WP believes strongly in transparency and accountability, and expects no le...

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