Tag: Workers Party MPs

Workers’ Party reiterates stance on GST Hike: “A lack of clarity, transparency and justification”

On Monday, Workers’ Party (WP) reiterated their stance with regards to the proposed plan to raise Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying that the latter lacked “clarity, transparency and justification”. They added that the issue was discussed once again by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee...

WP Secretary General Pritam Singh commends father who built ‘mini-mart’ out of cardboard for daughter

Singapore – It doesn’t take the latest technology and expensive materials for parents to promote creativity and family-bonding time with their children. One parent in Singapore built a ‘mini-mart’ for his daughter in their Eunos home using a big cardboard box and some toilet rolls...

PAP: Talk softly and carry a big stick

The two developments or issues hogging the news headlines right now are the AHTC trial and social inequality. Both have serious consequences for Singaporeans who need to pay more attention to them, including looking beyond the official narrative – for their own good. With a...

Calvin Cheng calls out mainstream media on its skewed reporting of the AHTC trial

Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to social media to call out the mainstream media on its unfair coverage of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial. However, he also clarified that while he felt that the media made Workers’ Party (WP)...

AHTC trial day 7: FMSS had no opportunity to respond to “prejudiced” report-defence

The report from auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) alleged that overcharging was committed by FM Solutions and Services (FMSS), the former managing agent of Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC). Furthermore, according to the report, the managing agent could have “deliberately put forward increased rates.” However, the firm...

AHTC trial day 6: Cross-examination heats up with allegations of favoritism

On day 6 of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial, on Friday, October 12, allegations of favoritism caused proceedings to get heated during the cross-examination. Senior Counsel Chelva Rajah, who is the defence lawyer for two town councillors as well as the three Workers’ Party...

S$60 million in payments manually recorded, “improper payments” and management issues come to light in AHTC trial

Owen Hawkes, the executive director of KPMG, told the court on fifth day of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial that S$60 million in payments to AHTC were manually recorded. According to Mr. Hawke, this bypassed controls. Other questionable practices were also brought to...