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Singapore Speaker resigns in fresh sex scandal

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Singapore's parliamentary Speaker announced his resignation Wednesday after confessing he had an extramarital affair with a community worker, setting off a fresh sex scandal in the city-state. 

This file photo shows the entrance to the Parliament House compound in Singapore, pictured on January 4, 2012. Singapore's parliamentary Speaker has announced his resignation after admitting an extramarital affair, in the latest sex scandal to hit the city-state, according to local media.

Michael Palmer, 44, a married father of one who was only sworn in as Speaker in October 2011, also quit his seat in parliament and membership of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP).

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