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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore government under pressure over sex scandal

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 01:34pm by AFP

    ... to an extramarital affair. The calls came less than 24 hours after Michael Palmer, 44, publicly confessed and announced his resignation from his parliamentary seat and membership of the ruling People’s ... to the PAP and to Parliament”. Local dailies on Thursday splashed pictures of Laura Ong, a 33-year-old married community worker identified as Palmer’s lover, in the latest sex scandal to hit ...

  2. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore speaker quits over extramarital affair

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... parliamentary speaker has announced his resignation after confessing he had an extramarital affair with a community worker, setting off a fresh sex scandal in the city-state. Michael Palmer, 44, ... to take full responsibility for a grave mistake I have committed," Palmer told a press conference yesterday. "My conduct was improper and it was a serious error of judgment. I have ...

  3. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore to get its first woman Speaker of parliament after scandal

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 09:26pm

    ... will be the country’s first female Speaker. Halimah, 58, will replace Michael Palmer, 44, who abruptly resigned last month after publicly confessing he had an extramarital affair with a community worker ... opposition parties have urged Lee to call a by-election in the Punggol East ward vacated by Palmer, a married father of one who said he quit “to avoid further embarrassment” to the ruling party ...

  4. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore government faces test in by-election

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 02:44pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Voters in a Singapore suburb began casting ballots on Saturday in a by-election that tests the public mood two years after the ruling party suffered its worst ever poll performance. At stake is a seat left vacant when former Speaker Michael Palmer stepped down and quit the People’s Action Party (PAP), which has been in power for over half a century, after ...

  5. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore PAP gets poll boost from split opposition

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 02:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... the opposition failed to agree on a common candidate. The by-election resulted from the resignation of a rising PAP star, Michael Palmer, who quit as parliamentary Speaker and left the party in December ...

  6. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore police to probe 'Straits Times' over by-election poll

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Newspaper faces probe for poll on by-election Police said they were investigating top daily The Straits Times over a voter survey it conducted ahead of a by-election in apparent breach of a law against polls during the campaign. The by-election on January 26 is for a seat left vacant when the former speaker of parliament, Michael Palmer, stepped down ...

  7. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore's ruling People's Action Party faces by-election test

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... announced the by-election for the seat in Punggol East ward, which had been held by former Speaker Michael Palmer, 44. He resigned from parliament and the PAP last month "to avoid further ...



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