07 Aug '17, 6am

Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob (finally) confirms she will resign from posts & stand for President

“I have considered over the last two weeks, I have had extensive consultations, discussions with my family members, my close friends, my colleagues, grassroots leaders, key grassroots leaders, and I have made the decision to take part in the upcoming presidential elections. And as I mentioned to them, this is not an easy decision to make. I have spent two years of my life in Marsiling since the last General Election, helping to build up Marsiling, developing services, supporting the residents, and therefore I would like to make sure that before I make a decision to take part in the election, I should make sure that this part of my responsibility is well taken care of. And also I have another responsibility and that is as the Speaker of Parliament. So having had extensive discussions and consultations, the post and its duties will be well taken care of. I have then decided ...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/08/speaker-of-parliament-halima...

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