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Updated: 12/13/2012 07:37 | By Channel NewsAsia

Grassroots leaders "shocked", "saddened" by Michael Palmer’s resignation

Grassroots leaders "shocked", "saddened" by Michael Palmer’s resignation


Grassroots leaders "shocked", "saddened" by Michael Palmer’s resignation

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said he, together with Mr Teo Ser Luck, met 30 key grassroots volunteers of Punggol East at 8pm Wednesday.

DPM Teo wrote in a Facebook post that the grassroots leaders were shocked and saddened by MP Michael Palmer’s resignation.

They recounted how Mr Palmer had helped many residents and touched their lives, said DPM Teo.

"Ser Luck and I assured them that we would work with them to continue their good work, and ensure that residents are served at MPS (Meet—the—People Sessions). I told them that I had been discussing with Michael (Palmer) about getting HDB to finish the upgrading of Rivervale Plaza as quickly as possible," wrote Mr Teo.

DPM Teo said Mr Palmer turned up at the meeting with his wife at 9pm.

Mr Palmer personally apologised to the grassroots leaders and encouraged them to continue the work they are doing to serve the residents of Punggol East, said DPM Teo.

"There were tears in many eyes as they wished Michael and his family well," wrote DPM Teo.

— CNA/ir

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