Singapore opposition parties urged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Thursday to call a by-election after the parliamentary Speaker abruptly resigned due to an extramarital affair.
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, pictured walks to a breakfast with US Secretary of at Istana, or Presidential Palace, in Singapore, on November 17, 2012. City-state's opposition parties urged Lee on Thursday to call a by-election after the parliamentary Speaker abruptly resigned due to an extramarital affair.
The calls came less than 24 hours after Michael Palmer, 44, publicly confessed and announced his resignation from his parliamentary seat and membership of the ruling People's Action Party (PAP).
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