4 PAP town council Chairmen, Zaqy Mohamad, Baey Yam Keng, Lim Biow Chuan and Ang Wei Neng has responded to the case of allegedly corruption within Ang Mo Kio Town Council confirming that double hatting occurs in most of the town councils using managing agents as it was more efficient. However, they admitted that in order to guard against problems arising from double hatting, managing agent staffs are reminded to declare any potential conflicts and all tenders or bids were evaluated by a group of people instead of one single individual.
Lim Biow Chuan also added that it was important to make the penalty for corruption and improper behaviour so severe that it deters people from committing such acts. He also said that regardless of the degree of wrongdoing, the PAP will not cover up and firm action will be taken.
The Ministry of National Development is watching the case closely and will take the appropriate action when the facts have been established.