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By: Leong Sze Hian
People’s Association is not partisan
I refer to the article “People’s Association is not partisan: Chan Chun Sing” (Channel NewsAsia, Apr 14).
It states that “”The PA is a statutory board. It executes the directions for the Government of the day, as per any statutory board. The PA does not allow any political activity or canvassing on our premises or in our activities. And we certainly do not mobilise anyone for any political party,” Mr Chan reiterated.
“If Ms Lim has any such evidence of wrongdoing, you can let me know, and I guarantee you I will follow up. I will be the last person to ever allow the PA to be politicised.””
PA is “not partisan”?
GIven that the PA is “not partisan” –
… why was there a transfer of the leases of 26 community sites in Aljunied, from the Town Council to the People’s Association?
… why is it that requests from opposition town councils to use facilities managed by the PA were rejected?
…  why is it that for RC activities in opposition wards – the PAP Branch Chairman and Grassroots Advisor (normally the losing PAP candidate), are typically invited?
… why are Community Clubs generally not open to opposition MPs for community purposes?
… why is it that the Community Improvement Projects Committee (CIPC) disburses its funds through the CCCs’ recommendations?
… why is it that from 2011 to 2015, AHPETC did not receive any CIPC funds (about 17 projects were approved in 2013, but work has not started on any of them as of September 2015)?
… why are HDB upgrading projects handled through the grassroots advisor, instead of the opposition MP of the constituency?

Republished from Mr Leong’s website.

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