But all hopes of that evaporated after former WP MP for Hougang Yaw Shin Leong’s extra-marital affair was exposed.
“Rao” is supposedly the hanyu pinyin spelling of Yaw’s Chinese name.
The 40-year-old is now a senior vice-president of private education provide Shenton Co in Myanmar.
He is also the general manager of 3 subsidiary firms there, including Temasek International College, which offers degrees and diplomas in business and hospitality.
He states in his LinkedIn profile that he spends 2 months out of a year in Singapore and the remainder in Myanmar.
Yaw, or “Rao”, has refused to comment on his past hijinks, saying he is now a private citizen and deserves his “private space”.
He was expelled by the WP in Feb 2012 following his affair, and reportedly left Singapore with his wife a day after that, before news of the affair was made public.
According to his Facebook account, he was in Zhengzhou China, before moving on to Myanmar.
Yaw won in Hougang with 64.8 per cent of the vote in GE 2011, bettering his mentor Low’s result in the 2006.
His extra-marital affair is one of several in recent years involving politicians to be exposed.
Other such affairs include those of the PAP’s Michael “Mangoes” Palmer, David “Amorous Botak” Ong.