12 Dec '12, 5pm

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The resignation of Singapore Speaker of Parliament Michael Palmer yesterday over an extramarital affair came two days after readers of the island’s largest Chinese newspaper called 2012 a year of lust. Palmer, 44, said he had a relationship with a member of a government agency who worked in a district he used to represent. He’s the second person this year to leave Parliament for private indiscretions. “Human failings and affairs are common,” said Bridget Welsh , a political science professor at the Singapore Management University . “What is new is the open discussion of these issues, expansion of public sphere and the difficult political navigation of these issues.” The former heads of the anti-drug agency and the Civil Defence Force were prosecuted earlier this year for obtaining sexual favors in exchange for contracts. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, whose government has...

Full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-12/singapore-caps-y...

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bloomberg.com 12 Dec '12, 7am

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straitstimes.com 12 Dec '12, 12pm

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