28 Feb '12, 5am

Speaker of Parliament officially announces vacancy of Hougang seat

SINGAPORE - Speaker of Parliament Michael Palmer made a formal announcement in Parliament today on the vacancy of the Hougang seat. Mr Palmer told the House former Member of Parliament Yaw Shin Leong has informed Parliament he has decided not to appeal against his expulsion from the Workers' Party. At the Parliament sitting on Feb 17, Mr Palmer had informed members that the clerk of Parliament had written to Mr Yaw to inform her in writing by Feb 24 if he intends to appeal against or challenge his expulsion from the Worker's Party. Mr Palmer told members of the House then that the decision on the vacancy of Mr Yaw's seat in the house will be taken when his reply is received or if he doesn't reply by the deadline. Mr Palmer said today: "In accordance with clause 2B of Article 46 of the constitution, I have to therefore inform honorable members that the seat of the member fo...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC120228-0000108/Sp...

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