Statement by PM Lee Hsien Loong on Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin's resignation

SM Lee Hsien Loong | 17 July 2023

Statement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin's resignation on 17 July 2023.


Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin resigned today as Speaker, as Member of Parliament, and also as a member of the People’s Action Party.

I have accepted Mr Tan’s resignation from the People’s Action Party. His resignation is necessary, to maintain the high standards of propriety and personal conduct which the PAP has upheld all these years. My exchange of letters with him is attached.

I thank Mr Tan for having been a member of my team, and wish him and his family all the best in his next phase of life.

In place of Mr Tan, Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Second Minister for Law and MP for Marine Parade GRC will take care of the residents in Kembangan-Chai Chee ward in Marine Parade GRC.


20230717 - Letter from Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin to PM Lee (pdf, 1,682.21KB)

20230717 - Letter from PM Lee to Speaker Tan Chuan-Jin (pdf, 55.00KB)

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17 JULY 2023