Tag: Sylvia Lim

Sylvia Lim to Mindef: Tell us more about acquisition decisions

Singapore – Workers' Party Chairman Sylvia Lim, speaking in a rather empty chamber of Parliament, has queried the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) on its acquisition decisions. On Monday (March 2), Ms Lim asked for elaboration on how Mindef "assesses the reasonableness of the prices quoted...

Workers’ Party suggests unemployment insurance for older workers, but Josephine Teo says current approach is more sustainable

Singapore—At the Budget debate in Parliament on Wednesday (Feb 26), Workers’ Party (WP) MP Sylvia Lim proposed the implementation of unemployment insurance for older workers who have been retrenched. Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said that the Government would “keep an open mind” to the...

S Iswaran tells Sylvia Lim that she has “a very active imagination” for suggesting Pofma code will give PAP extra info on opponents’ strategy

During the sitting of Parliament on Monday (Jan 6), tensions were raised between Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran and Workers’ Party Chairman Sylvia Lim, when the latter suggested that the Pofma Code of Practice for political advertisements would be a good way...

Netizens pledge to support WP despite attempts to recuse MPs from AHTC affairs

Netizens have pledged to support the Workers' Party (WP) and vote for them in the looming polls in the wake of the Government's latest statement that Aljunied GRC MPs Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang should recuse themselves from Aljunied-Hougang Town Council's (AHTC) financial affairs. The...

AHTC counters MND’s concerns that “past failures” would recur if WP MPs are not recused

With revelations that it has self-funded the engagement of another audit firm, Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) has countered the Ministry of National Development's (MND) concerns against the recurrence of past control failures if it did not recuse MPs Low Thia Khiang and Sylvia Lim from its...

MND asks AHTC why it didn’t require Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang to recuse themselves from financial matters

Singapore—The Ministry of National Development (MND) released the latest Town Council Management Report on Thursday, December 5, for the period spanning from April 2018 through March 2019. According to the report, every single one of the 16 town councils submitted clean accounts for this...

AHTC: Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang need not recuse themselves from financial matters

Singapore — The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) issued a statement on Saturday, November 30, saying that the Town Council has resolved that Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MP) Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang need not recuse themselves from all financial matters. AHTC’s resolution was...

Court documents: Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang disagree they are liable for losses incurred by AHTC

Singapore—According to court documents, Members of Parliament (MP) from opposition party The Workers’ Party (WP) Sylvia Lim and Low Thia Khiang disagree that they are legally answerable for the losses incurred by the Aljunied Hougang Town Council (AHTC) while under their purview, nor do...

Workers’ Party leaders and town councilors file appeal in AHTC case

Workers' Party (WP) leaders Sylvia Lim, Low Thia Khiang and Pritam Singh have filed a notice to appeal in the case of misuse of funds by Aljunied Hougang Town Council (AHTC). Two Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council (PRPTC) also joined WP leaders in filing the...

Low Thia Khiang: AHTC will decide on his and Sylvia Lim’s future roles

Singapore—On the matter of the future roles of Low Thia Khiang and Sylvia Lim in the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC), Mr Low said that this is for the AHTC to decide. Additionally, he said he will not participate in voting, or even talking about this...