Speaker’s Resignation & Leaked Video Adds Fuel to Singapore’s Political Fire


In a surprising turn of events, Singapore’s political landscape has been shaken by the recent resignations of two prominent members from the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP).

Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin and Member of Parliament Cheng Li Hui have stepped down from their positions.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), confirmed the acceptance of both resignations without providing specific details on the circumstances surrounding their decisions. The PMO emphasized the importance of maintaining high standards of propriety and personal conduct, principles that the PAP has upheld throughout its tenure.


Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin, a respected figure in Singapore’s political sphere, resigned not only as Speaker of Parliament but also as a Member of Parliament and as a member of the People’s Action Party.

Prime Minister Lee acknowledged Mr. Tan’s contributions to his team and expressed his gratitude for his service. Mr. Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Second Minister for Law, and Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC, will assume the responsibility of representing the residents in the Kembangan-Chai Chee ward.


Similarly, Member of Parliament Cheng Li Hui, who represented Tampines East and Tampines GRC, submitted her resignation from both her parliamentary and party positions.

The Prime Minister accepted her decision and stressed the significance of maintaining the PAP’s long-standing standards of propriety and personal conduct. Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for Social and Family Development, Second Minister for Health, and Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC, will now represent the residents of Tampines East.

While the Prime Minister’s statements did not elaborate on the reasons behind the resignations, the political sphere and the public have been left speculating. The unexpected nature of these departures has sparked curiosity and raised concerns about potential underlying issues within the People’s Action Party.


In the midst of these resignations, the Workers’ Party (WP), the main opposition party in Singapore, finds itself facing a different issue.

A video clip circulating on social media has caught the attention of the party, hinting at an “inappropriate exchange” between two of its senior members. Although the video does not explicitly identify the individuals involved, it depicts WP MP Leon Perera and Nicole Seah, the party’s youth wing leader, engaged in what appears to be an intimate conversation at a candlelit table. Both Mr. Perera and Ms. Seah, who are married with children, hold positions in the Central Executive Committee of the WP.

The Workers’ Party issued a statement acknowledging the existence of the video clip and promising to investigate the matter thoroughly. The party emphasized the expectation that all its members take full responsibility for their behavior. As the investigation unfolds, the WP will face scrutiny and the need to address any potential concerns raised by the video clip.


With these recent developments, Singapore’s political landscape is undergoing a significant transformation. The departures of Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin and Member of Parliament Cheng Li Hui from the ruling party, coupled with the investigation into the Workers’ Party’s senior members, have created an air of uncertainty and intrigue. As the country adapts to these changes, it remains to be seen how they will shape the future political discourse and impact Singapore’s governance.

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