When Domiinic Strauss-Khan gave up his job as head of IMF, he was accused of molesting and raping the maid in the hotel room.
Michael Palmer, ex-Speaker of Parliament, had a private, relationship with the then staff of the People's Association. It was consensual on both parties.
I wish to point out the difference in both situations.
I know that many people in Singapore have high expectations of their political leaders. I think that this expectation is unrealistic.
I share the views of a few other people that private matters should be private, and should not be confused with public duties.
I know that in many countries, this type of private relationship do not affect the career of public figures or political leaders.
It is likely that this type of private affairs is fairly common in Singapore, so we should not be hypocrites in expecting our political leaders to be angels.
I am sad that Michael Palmer and his family had to suffer such a heavy price. I would have preferred that this matter be dealt with by his family as their private matter.