WP’s Pritam Singh refutes claims of poor estate maintenance by PAP fanpage

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Member of Parliament (MP) for Aljunied GRC, Pritam Singh, took to Facebook yesterday to rebut supposedly “inaccurate” information that was spread by noted ruling party fanpage, Fabrications about the PAP, about the maintenance of the Aljunied constituency.

In a post prominently featuring Singh’s image, Fabrications about the PAP had alleged that a roller shutter in the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council had been damaged and had not been fixed for at “least a year.”

Sharing a screenshot of the post by the fanpage, Singh – who also serves as the deputy secretary-general of the Workers’ Party (WP) – refuted the Facebook page’s assertion that the shutter had not been fixed for such a lengthy amount of time:

“I was alerted to a roller-shutter at Blk 467 Hougang Ave 8 that was allegedly left damaged for a year, courtesy of the Fabrications About The PAP Facebook page yesterday. I have made some enquiries with the Estate team at the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) about the matter.
“According to the Town Council’s case log, on 10 Oct 2017 at around 5pm, Sembwaste contacted AHTC’s Emergency Maintenance Services Unit (EMSU) to report that the Central Refuse Chute (CRC) roller shutter was faulty and it was not possible for them to collect the waste. The claim made in the original post about the roller shutter being damaged for “at least a year or more” is inaccurate.
“On 11 Oct 2017, AHTC’s term contractor inspected the roller shutter and decided to cut the shutter’s curtain to facilitate rubbish collection.
“However, there was a delay of about one month before the Town Council and its contractor could agree on the scope of repair works to the roller shutter – e.g. should the entire system or parts of the system be replaced or should repairs be restricted to the identified damaged parts. I have spoken to the Estate team about this unnecessarily long delay. I understand the Estate team wanted to ensure money is not wastefully spent on parts, which do not need to be replaced as the entire system costs a few thousand dollars and that we need to be prudent about spending. Nonetheless, we acknowledge that we can do much better. Last week, the Estate team tasked the assigned contractor to begin fabricating the parts required to get the shutter in working order. The matter will be resolved by next week, but hopefully, a little earlier.
“On behalf of the AHTC Estate team, I do apologise for the delay.
“I do get feedback about roller-shutter damage and other maintenance matters every so often. Do get in touch with me, or any of the WP Aljunied GRC MPs if you find that the response of the Town Council is too slow in such matters.”

Singh also responded to another allegation in the comment thread of the same PAP fanpage post, that the grass had not been cut at an area in Kovan that is within Aljunied GRC, by revealing that the grass patch in question comes under the purview of the People’s Association:

“Separately, there was another feedback and picture in the comment thread in the aforesaid ‘Fabrications about the PAP’ post about grass not being cut for months near a site in Kovan in Aljunied GRC. The area in question however comes under the purview of the People’s Association. I have instructed the Town Council to refer this feedback to the PA for their follow up.”

The People’s Association is chaired by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Fabrications about the PAP responded to Singh’s Facebook post this morning, questioning the accuracy of the case log that the MP had cited in debunking the page’s claim:

“Since Pritam banned me on his page since 2011, I shall reply to him here, I gathered many were banned and comment deleted on Pritam’s page yesterday.
“Aljunied GRC, The Workers’ Party, Pritam Singh I brought the matter to your attention so you can resolve it so your resident do not feel short changed. Instead of thanking me, you decided to attack me and in doing so, implicitly attacked your resident of lying.
“Mr Pritam use the case log as justification. Are you sure it is accurate? I hv less confidence given that AHTC has not been able to keep proper record and needed multiple independent party to audit its operation for the past 6 years. For example, in 2013, AHTC wrongly reported an inflated proportion of household in S&CC arrears because it was “extracted through manual sorting and counting”. And in most recent annual report, your auditor issued a disclaimer that it was unable to verify the staff cost in AHTC (among other things).”

Roller Shutter at Blk 467, Hougang Ave 8—————————————-I was alerted to a roller-shutter at…

Posted by Pritam Singh on Thursday, 23 November 2017

Since Pritam banned me on his page since 2011, I shall reply to him here, I gathered many were banned and comment…

Posted by Fabrications About The PAP on Thursday, 23 November 2017

 

76 COMMENTS

  1. In senja gateway, the shelter has not been replace for more than 6 months after it was knock down by truck…I can help with the update since I am staying up stairs…

  2. Not that I am helping Pritam. But if Pap fanboy(whoever u are) is sincere about helping his fellow Singaporean as he heroically alleged, he would have sent Pritam a private message instead of putting it into public forum a la a certain Mr Lee in USA. If u want to attack just attack. I tink will respect the Pap fanboy’s post more if he jus plainly come out and say wp sucks.

  3. I live In Aljunied GRC , it’s utter rubbish and pathetic sign of third world gutter politics to post fake news on the condition of this GRC .

    The living environment and facilities have been greatly enhanced and improved even when funds are held back .

    Visit Aljunied GRC and you will see continuing improvement works being carried out .

    • Tiffany Teo Tiang Yu i don’t get your question but … if they are bitchin about uncut grass patch and broken shutters then they are very small picture. if that’s what they really want to do then to show they are serious they need to go to every estate and nit pick. come to mine…i’ll take them on a tour that they will have at least a year’s worth of feedback to give. and so can many people in many estates do the same…they really want to go down this path?? so if my MP didn’t fix a problem within a certain time – should i don’t vote for him when he did so much other good??? seriously that’s just silly.

  4. Instead of showing concern about the tax hike and smrt repair, this PAP fan page prefer to focus on grass. Is grass more important or smrt train service more important? Even the PAP supporters are out of touch with reality. Still living in the fantasy.

  5. Pritam, you know the people know and i know how things work here. WP is simply being made a target. In our local terms, WP “kena mark”. Then again, all this is good for the opposition WP, as it’s gradually but surely shifting the once upon a time 69.9% voter sentiment for our “God” rulers to you our truly “human” opposition. Keep up your good work WP!!

  6. Mr Singh. Don’t feed the troll. Reply generally but never directly. Cos they want to bog you down in a pointless war of words. Deeds count more. Keep it up!

  7. i live in aljunied GRC. the place is much better maintained than when we were under PAP rule. and the service and conservancy charges didnt go up. common areas are washed regularly. lifts never break down. never seen a single crow since WP won. under PAP always see crows flying around, sometimes they dress in white.

  8. Yes I agree before anyone starts to condemn albinism GRC visit it first before you start carrying PAP’s balls, I visit my friends there often, they are very happy and I see nothing wrong it’s on par or better than quite a few pap estates, anyway can any housing agent clarify if the flats in Hougang appreciated or depreciated in WP’s time, typical opposition bashing to deflect from their own cock ups like the MRT

    • Tiffany Teo Tiang Yu well for that case, it’s quite indisputable. So they have to speak up and it’s hardly defending, it’s assuring.

      In Pritam’s case, he is speaking up not to assure his residents but to refute claims. That’s defending himself.

      There’s a difference yah

    • We re Celebrating the impending increase in gst. What else? We are happy to contribute to nation building and hopefully the ministers can increase their salaries with it. After all, they work hard day and night.

  9. Their areas are even worst then WP. Why never dig their own backyard????? Own self check Own self, MIRROR ON THE WALL WHO IS THE MOST……..OF THEM ALL!!!!!!! So SICK of them. Realty hope that HEAVEN can quickly take their away

  10. I stay in punggol east district, previously under WP and now under PAP. There is a big difference between them. When it was under WP, I noticed that my block and surrounding was well maintained. It was clean and I don’t see rubbish around. Now it is the opposite, rubbish is not cleared regularly. When I sms the maintenance supervisor, there was no response from her.

  11. Ask why talk big ppapists can not even maintain the mrt properly ? Shit in your own house first and look how ugly you are in the mirror before digging bone in the eggs shell.

  12. To me, MP is strictly MP, that is Member of Parliament where bills are tabled, debated, and make into laws that affect every Singaporeans! MP also serve the purpose of checking and questioning the governments on matters that affect every Singaporeans! Estate management is a political tool use by the incumbent to inconvenient the alternate parties and distract them from the vital tasks at hand. MP should not be estate managers, leave these tasks to professional estate managers, at most, MP should only be the advisors to estate management. Are PAP MPs functioning as what an MP should primarily be? In this aspect, WP MPs are leaps and bounds better than PAP yes men and women!

  13. No politician is perfect, regardless opposition or the ruling party. If you all were to play dirty, sure one day will get karma that something will happen to your ward or your political career and party. Heaven or the people sure will expose your dirty deeds, this cannot be avoid and escape…

  14. How to share pictures of dirty elevator, walkway in Waterway Bank Happy Hawker Block? It’s disgusting and it’s under PAP GRC isn’t it? Take care of your own TC before going around to bash AHTC. I’ve got lots of evidence pix of PICTURES OF DIRTY ESTATES managed BY PAP GRC.

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