The news travelled to the media via the speaker of the parliament Mr. Michael Parmer in the morning today.
The issue was risen in the parliament on 17th February when Michael Parmer announced in the parliament that replacement for Mr. Yaw can only been pursued once he has given a clear statement about his appeal. Respectively, the clerk of the parliament was made to write to the ex-MP asking his response on the matter and was given time to think until Friday.
However, Mr. Yaw submitted his decision early morning today to the clerk stating that he does not wish to challenge the decision of the party to get rid of him. In respect of the letter received from the ex-minister, the seat of the Member of Parliament from Hougang remains vacant. Parmer declared that formal announcement will be made in the next parliament sitting.
Mr. Yaw Shin Leong was expelled from the party after he chose to not comment or defend him on accusations of having extramarital relationship with one of the married member of the party. The ex-MP refrained from facing media and giving any explanations to the accusation, thereby leaving the party with no option but to expel him.
No one has been able to get in touch with Mr. Yaw since about a month now and according to news from anonymous sources, he has fled Singapore for the time being.
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