Former MP David Ong issues letters to his former ward

David Ong leaves with a personal touch.

It’s been a month or so since David Ong’s affair surfaced and took our little island by storm. All factions, from pro to “oppo” sat up and took notice.

After the dust settled a little, the former MP has issued a letter to the residents of his former ward.


Here’s what it says, as the image might be a little too small to read.

I made a serious error of judgement in my personal life, leading to my resignation as MP. I am deeply sorry for having let you down, and for not being able to serve you for the full term that you elected me for.

I had publicly apologised to Bukit Batok residents in my letter of resignation on 12 March, and in my subsequent apologies through the media. However, I have also wanted to write this personal letter to each of you. 

Once again, my dear residents, I want to thank you for your friendship and for giving me the privilege of serving you as your MP over the last 6 years. I am grateful also to all those who have stood by me during the recent difficulties, especially my wife and family. 

I wish you and your family the very best!

Sincerely yours,

David Ong

Serious error of judgement indeed, David Ong has walked away from Bukit Batok with his head hung low. It’s a saving grace that his family has stood by him through the ordeal despite his transgressions.

A by-election will be held in due course, but any date has yet to be announced. We look forward to watching the race for this open seat.


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