Tan Chuan-Jin resigns as president of Singapore National Olympic Council
Former Speaker of Parliamant Tan Chuan-Jin has resigned from his post as president of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC), the organisation announced in a statement on Tuesday.
This comes a day after Tan resigned from the People’s Action Party, as Speaker and an MP for Marine Parade GRC over an extramarital affair with Tampines GRC MP Cheng Li Hui.
Responding to queries from The Straits Times, an SNOC spokesman said that its executive committee has accepted Tan’s resignation and noted that the constitution states that “in the event of the resignation of the president, the vice-president who is most senior in office shall be appointed as the acting president for the remainder of the term of the resigned president”.
“Accordingly, Mrs Jessie Phua, who is currently the most senior vice-president in office, will be appointed by SNOC as its acting president at the next executive committee meeting,” said the statement.
“The SNOC executive ommittee thanks Mr Tan for his years of service and contributions to the SNOC.”
In September 2022, Tan was re-elected unanimously as SNOC president for a third term from 2022 to 2026.