Tag: AHTC trial

AHTC Trial: Davinder Singh says defendants used town council funds for political gain

Singapore – During the oral submissions for the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial on April 9 (Tuesday), lawyer Davinder Singh claimed that the defendants had used the town council funds to advance their political status. AHTC and Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC), in a long-standing...

AHTC trial: Lawyers say S$33.7 million claim “entirely speculative,” only S$15,710 recoverable

Singapore – Six months after the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trials began, the lawyers of the Worker’s Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) noted in court on April 9 (Tuesday) that the S$33.7 million claim was “entirely speculative” and only S$15,710 from the total...

AHTC Trial: Pritam Singh posts “Unrebutted Evidence” of the Town Councillors

Singapore—On Monday, March 4, Workers’ Party (WP) leader Pritam Singh posted the reply submissions in their high-profile AHTC case on his Facebook account, on behalf of himself, Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang. Mr Singh, Ms Lim, and Mr Low are fellow WP MPs and...

Attempt to discredit accountants in case ‘without merit’—AHTC lawyers

Singapore: The lawyers for the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) have called the attempt to discredit the accountants in the high profile case as “without merit.” According to AHTC’s lawyers, these charges against the accountants had no merit. Furthermore, The New Paper reports that the lawyers said:...

AHTC trial closing submissions: ‘Good faith’ or not?

Closing submissions were filed for the landmark Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial on Friday, January 18. On the one hand, the lawyers for the AHTC, who are from Shook Lin & Bok, asked the court to allow its claims for S$33.7 million from the defendants...

Pritam Singh updates: Another $700K paid to lawyers for AHTC trial

Workers’ Party leader Pritam Singh shared an update on his, Low Thia Khiang’s and Sylvia Lim’s blog 'In Good Faith', about a deduction their lawyers made, in order to fund the work they did for the trial up to October 30. He wrote that...

First part of AHTC trial ends as final defense witnesses are questioned

After 17 days, the first part of the AHTC trial ended on October 26, three days ahead of schedule. The defense an plaintiffs are required to submit written closing submissions in January 2019, with oral closing submissions expected to be held sometime in March. Afterward,...

AHTC Trial Day 16: FMSS head doubted about Sylvia Lim’s competence, telling KPMG staffer ‘the town council would die’

A recorded phone conversation in 2016 between How Weng Fan, majority owner of AHTC managing agent FMSS, and a staff member from auditing firm KPMG revealed Ms. How’s doubt and distrust concerning the competence of former Workers Party head Sylvia Lim. Ms. Low is also the...

Successful Fundraising of WP MPs

Dear Editors, As with all well-wishers who contributed to the three WP MP's fundraiser, we rejoice that civic consciousness has prevailed over the gloomy fact that we might lose our only dissenting voices in Parliament! This kick starts a series of strong signals we will be...

STR on the AHTC Trial

Dear Editor, I read Alex Tan's take on the ongoing AHTC trial and felt compelled to voice out against his misguided post that seeks to divide people's attention to the crucial issue at hand: Singapore may wake up tomorrow to the prospect of a total...