Michael Palmer

10 talking points on the Michael Palmer affair

10 quick observations and talking points on the Michael Palmer affair: PAP is smart to quickly sort out this mess and Mr Palmer even faced the cameras, after the lesson learned from the Yaw Shin Leong saga that Workers’ Party kept silent on for too long. Cynics will believe that politicians never come clean unless there is imminent danger of an exposé. What exactly led Mr Palmer to confess to his party? Now that a recent precedent has been set in Hougang, PAP cannot not call a by-election without being accused of trying to hold on to a seat unconstitutionally….