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Former MP David Ong: “There is personal indiscretion on my part that I deeply regret”

In an interview held mere hours after his sudden resignation as MP for Bukit Batok and a PAP Member, Mr David Ong sheds more light as to the reason for his decision.

"I feel that it’s the right thing to do to step down for the best interests of the party, my constituents and family.

There is personal indiscretion on my part which I deeply regret. I would appreciate if you can give me and my family the privacy to heal and rebuild." - Former MP for Bukit Batok, David Ong

Before David Ong, the last person to resign from both the MP Seat and the PAP was Michael Palmer.

DPM Tharman addresses the Press flanked by Desmond Lee (Left) and Ang Wei Neng (Right) Picture from Straits Times
DPM Tharman addresses the Press flanked by Desmond Lee (Left) and Ang Wei Neng (Right) Picture from Straits Times

DPM Tharman and MP for Neighboring Jurong GRC also expressed disappointment and apologised to Residents of Bukit Batok SMC on behalf of the People's Action Party. He noted, without making any references that,

"This was totally unexpected, but it has happened." - DPM Tharman

He also mentioned that with immediate effect, MP Desmond Lee will take care of the constituency while MP Ang Wei Neng will take over as Chairman of the Bukit Batok Town Council. Both Desmond Lee and Ang Wei Neng are also MPs for Jurong GRC.