Singapore’s next court saga

$33 million paid out now void – where did it go?

The Straits Times ran an explosive story today, that Aljunied Hougang Town Council is suing WP MPs to recover improper payments.

Not that you’d know it from the headline, which states “AHTC takes legal action against Workers’ Party town councillors over past payments”. Nothing to suggest the “town councillors” were not just residents but sitting MPs and GE candidates (Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim, Pritam Singh and Kenneth Foo).

I remember that when FAS officials were arrested, people like Kirsten Han said, “Why didn’t the mainstream media state ‘ex-PAP MP arrested in their headline?”

Will they say the same thing now? After all, this is a much more serious case. Sitting MPs allegedly misusing their residents’ money. Nearly 5 million dollars of it went to “overpayments or payments without proper certification of work being done, among others”. Who are these companies that benefited?

That’s not all- there’s a total $33 million paid to a company run by WP supporters, now declared wrongful payments. It’ll all be aired in court- no amount of dodging can save these WP MPs now.

WP can’t even cry political persecution now. The charges were filed by an independent committee, led by Philip Jeyaretnam, son of ex-WP leader JBJ.

Let’s see if the “independent” sites and commenters give the same treatment to this story as they do to any government controversy. Then we’ll see if they’re really working for the Singaporean people.

Anyway people of Aljunied and Hougang, you tahan WP so long already! Time to change your minds?

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