Tag: town councils

MP-elect He Ting Ru to chair new Town Council as WP unfolds plan for Sengkang

Singapore—The Workers’ Party’s (WP) He Ting Ru announced in a Facebook post on Sunday, July 18, that the newly-elected WP MPs are planning on running the Sengkang Town Council on their own. Ms He said that she and the other WP MPs-elect have told...

Tampines Town Council issues apology for cat placed in rubbish chute

Singapore— Tampines Town Council said that it was “very sorry” for “a lapse in the protocol in the handling of the recent cat-related matter,” after a post made rounds on social media detailing how a cat had been placed in a bin center as...

Former Ang Mo Kio town council general manager may end up with 4-year jail sentence

Singapore — A stiff jail sentence, as well as a fine, is being sought for former Ang Mo Kio town council (AMKTC) general manager Wong Chee Meng. In March, the 59-year-old pleaded guilty to corruption. Deputy Public Prosecutor Jiang Ke-Yue said on June 26, Wednesday,...

MND releases new governance code for town councils, effective April 2020

Singapore—A new code of governance whose goal is to increase management standards and promote higher levels of transparency among town councils was released by the Ministry of National Development (MND) on June 19, Wednesday. This new code will take effect by April of next year,...

Lam Pin Min: Town councils can ban PMDs, set own rules for their usage on void decks

Singapore— In Parliament on Tuesday, May 7, the Senior Minister of State for Transport, Lam Pin Min said that it is up to town councils to formulate and implement their own rules concerning the usage of personal mobility devices (PMDs) on void decks, including banning...

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...