The Straits Times
Published on Dec 14, 2012

PAP leaders handled matter well


MR MICHAEL Palmer was a very likeable person and a respected leader ("Parliament Speaker Palmer quits"; yesterday). I am saddened by his exit.

No one is perfect. Even the best leaders are only human and prone to temptations, like everyone else.

The way this and other recent scandals have been handled gives me greater confidence in the PAP leadership. You don't hide or run away. You right the wrong and act swiftly when needed.

You uphold shared universal values that make Singapore a safe home where upright, hardworking people can live in peace and work for a better future.

For all of these, I'm grateful to be a Singaporean.

Adelyn Poh (Ms)