Member of Parliament (MP) for Bukit Batok single member constituency, David Ong, resigned from his position as MP announced Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today. Mr Ong also resigned from his the People’s Action Party.
PM Lee announced the resignation in his Facebook and said:
“MP David Ong resigned today, citing personal reasons. My exchange of letters with him is below.
David has worked hard as an MP and served his residents diligently. I thank him for his contributions.
I intend to hold a by-election in the Bukit Batok SMC in due course. Meanwhile, Senior Minister of State Desmond Lee, MP for Jurong GRC, will take care of Bukit Batok residents.”
Mr Ong faced a 3-cornered fight in Bukit Batok smc in the last General Election in 2015.