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Yaw planning to relocate overseas long-term: Report

He has already left Singapore and his wife will join him once she ties up loose ends here. -AsiaOne

Fri, Feb 17, 2012

SINGAPORE - Expelled politician Yaw Shin Leong is reportedly considering moving overseas for a long period of time.

Sources close to the former Hougang Member of Parliament (MP) said he is thinking of staying in a country not in South-east Asia.

The Straits Times reported that Mr Yaw has already left Singapore and is weighing his options before staying overseas for long-term.

When rumours of his marital affairs first surfaced online late January, Mr Yaw had apparently started thinking of skipping town and terminated the rental of the Kaki Bukit office for his company EduHearts Consultancy.

Both his companies, EduHearts Consultancy and Easto Global, are currently still registered.

"Shin Leong will not be back in Singapore for a long period, given that he has no job, no business and no MP's seat any more. He is trying to seek a new life elsewhere," the paper quoted its source.

The New Paper and Lianhe Wanbao reported that Mr Yaw was spotted alone with luggage on Wednesday night at Changi Airport Terminal 1.

Mr Yaw's wife, Madam Lau Wang Lin, will join the former Workers' Party member overseas once she ties up loose ends here. She has reportedly supported Mr Yaw since the rumours first surfaced late last month.

The Straits Times also reported that Mr Yaw called up several members from his Hougang grassroots committee on Wednesday saying he had been expelled.

He did not, however, contact WP chief Low Thia Khiang who Mr Yaw referred to as his mentor of 10 years in his victory speech at the General Election last May.

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