The Straits Times
Published on Dec 14, 2012

Palmer shows that MPs who do wrong must face the music


MR MICHAEL Palmer has apologised unreservedly to his constituency, his family and to the public ("Parliament Speaker Palmer quits"; yesterday).

The former Speaker of Parliament and MP had the courage to face the public and admit his wrongs.

He is setting a good example for all MPs to follow when a wrong has been committed - the MP has to face the consequences and not hide or run away from his mistake, as former Workers' Party MP Yaw Shin Leong had done.

Daniel Chia