Indian-origin politician to be ‘First Woman Speaker of Singapore Parliament’
Halimah Yacob, a politician of Indian-origin, will be the first woman Speaker of Singapore’s Parliament when she replaces Michael Palmer, who was forced to resign over his extra-marital affair.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong would nominate Halimah as the next Speaker.
Halimah (58) is an Indian-origin Muslim, is a former labour lawyer and a Member of Parliament from the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP).
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