MP Yaw Shin Leong expelled from WP, Hougang by-election

SINGAPORE - Workers' Party has expelled Hougang Member of Parliament (MP) Yaw Shin Leong with immediate effect.

At a press conference earlier today, the opposition party said Mr Yaw was expelled over his alleged marital affairs and is prepared for a by-election to be held in the single-seat ward.

Party chief Low Thia Khiang said on Wednesday afternoon that WP made the decision on Tuesday night because it felt Mr Yaw has fallen short of its expectations in being transparent and accountable to the party and to his constituents, reported The Straits Times.

WP chairman Sylvia Lim said that WP believes strongly in transparency and accountability, and expects no less from their party members, especially MPs.

Hence, by continuing not to account to the party and the people, especially the residents of Hougang, Mr Yaw broke the faith, trust and expectations of the party and people, she said.

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