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Chen Show Mao to retire from active law practice

Workers' Party Chen Show Mao has decided to retire from active law practice to fully concentrate on his new responsibilities as Members of Parliament for Aljunied GRC. His Facebook note titled "Forward" or "向 前" on his announcement is as such.


After much thought and consideration, I have decided to retire from active practice as a partner of the Davis Polk law firm with effect from July. It is quite clear to me that given my new responsibilities as MP I will not be able to continue practicing law the way I have in the last twenty years. Law is in my blood and no doubt it will be part of my life. Meanwhile, my retirement from the partnership will afford me more time for my family, to serve constituency and country, and to explore alternative work arrangements.

I wish to thank my partners for what I received over the years: their best efforts to aid my professional success and advancement, and the opportunity to use my best faculties to our common benefit. The same goes to our colleagues and clients. I have had many good years with the firm and leave with fond memories and many friendships.

On this new journey for Singapore, to everyone who has in some way extended to me encouragement, support and hope, you have my gratitude for reaffirmation. In many ways, this is as much our journey as it is my journey: let us forge our way forward for a better Singapore for all Singaporeans.

向 前



我深信我所开始的这段旅程也是我们大家共同的旅程 — 让我们为所有的新加坡人民,为一个更好的新加坡,一起向前!

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