28 Feb '12, 4am

Yaw's Hougang seat now vacant, says Speaker Of Parliament

Yaw's Hougang seat now vacant, says Speaker Of Parliament

Sacked Workers' Party member Yaw Shin Leong has officially vacated his seat in Parliament, announced Speaker Michael Palmer (above) on Tuesday. -- ST PHOTO: JOSEPH NAIR By Andrea Ong Sacked Workers' Party (WP) member Yaw Shin Leong has officially vacated his seat in Parliament, announced Speaker Michael Palmer on Tuesday. Speaking at the start of the parliamentary session, Mr Palmer said the former Hougang Member of Parliament (MP) had emailed the Clerk of Parliament on the evening of Feb 20 to inform her that he would not be appealing against his expulsion from the WP. The party had expelled Mr Yaw on the evening of Feb 14 for repeatedly refusing to come clean on his alleged extramarital affairs. It informed Parliament of its decision two days later. At the parliamentary sitting on Feb 17, Mr Palmer had given Mr Yaw a week to contest the expulsion before Parliament made i...

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