Tag: AHPETC

Where is the unaccounted $22.5 million town council funds? Hougang MP challenges Charles Chong

Hougang SMC MP Png Eng Huat has challenged Punggol East SMC Charles Chong over an accusation the latter had made during the 2015 General Election, on Facebook this Thursday. On 8 September in 2015, 3 days before polling day in the last GE, Chong had...

Desmond Who?

News Comment He didn't seem to be on the political fast-track. Nor did he spark any excitement when he was picked to stand for election in 2011. Since then, he has been kind of low profile. Until last week, that is. That was when Desmond Lee...

AHPETC Remains Steadfast to Serve the Residents of the Town

I refer to the article published in the Straits Times and Lian He Zao Bao on 10th December 2014 written by Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture Community and Youth. In his article, Minister Wong repeated the same tune of his party colleagues about Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town...

Aljunied affair: Call for independent review

Set up an independent committee to review town councils, suggested Gillian Koh, senior reseach fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies. Koh said that the government must be seen to be even-handed in dealing with town councils as a result of the Workers’ Party-run town...

Aljunied affair: We poll 100 people

The government has spoken. So has the Workers' Party. But what about the Singaporean? Well, most Singaporeans whom The Independent Singapore spoke to were uninterested in or undecided about the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council's recent disputes with the government. Thirty-one out of 100 respondents said they felt...

Cheng Bock on WP’s chances, PAP’s problem and Tharman’s charisma

Former PAP man and a contender for the last presidential elections, Tan Cheng Bock, thinks the Workers' Party is likely to win more seats in the next elections. That analysis is based on his view that the government has got itself into a "very tight...

10 reasons why nobody should be surprised about WP’s town council accounts

By Augustine Low When the Ministry of National Development expressed concern with the Workers’ Party town council accounts, it created a buzz. But it hardly came as a surprise. Here are 10 reasons why no one should be surprised at the latest turn of events: 1. You...

Lee Lilian: I have only half a term to prove myself

In an exclusive interview with The Independent, MP Lee Lilian speaks about local issues and why she had to quit her job as a financial trainer to focus on her constituency.  By Kumaran Pillai Managing Editor She made a big splash when she was elected to Parliament...