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sgpolitics: Do the right thing and call a by-election for Punggol East

Do the right thing and call a by-election for Punggol East December 12, 2012 by admin Filed under: Current Affairs and Politics Written by Ng E-Jay 12 December 2012 Mr Michael Palmer, Speaker of Singapore Parliament and Member of Parliament for Punggol East SMC, has resigned from his posts. At a press conference on Wednesday, Mr Michael Palmer said that he had an “improper relationship” with a staff member of the People’s Association. The staff member, who was working in the Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC branch, has also resigned. Mr Palmer said: “I have resigned to avoid further embarrassment. I have to take full responsibility for the grave mistake.” The government should do the right thing and call a by-election for Punggol East SMC as soon as possible. Without an elected MP serving them, the residents of Punggol East would be deprived of their democratic rights. Earlier this y...

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