As has been expected for many months now, the Singapore Court have finally found the WP MPs, specifically Low Thia Kiang and Sylvia Lim, guilty of not discharging their fiduciary duties in the Aljunied Hougang Town Council case. Quite why they took so long to come to this decision when every Singaporean knows the WP MPs will be found guilty was also not surprising, as the verdict conveniently timed it just right for Elections season to begin.
So the premise is simple. When lapses occur under WP, they are characterised as failure to exercise fiduciary duty and breach of trust with HDB, MND and the PAP, as well as even the mainstream media all ganging up in a unified smearing campaign. Singaporeans not blinded by PAP hoodwinking them at every corner knows just how hard the WP MPs had to work to make sure their Town Council can run smoothly. It was also a known fact that the duly elected MPs had carried out their work in good faith against tremendous challenges as a result of PAP’s attempts to sabotage their town council management, starting with dubious PAP shell company called AIM Pte Ltd, of which had quietly gone ridding into the sunset, with nary a word said about them.
But when worse lapses occur under the People’s Association, which is under the purview of the PMO no less, failed to submit financial statements for over 10 years, despite the quasi-PAP organisation receiving up to $1bn a year in funding, they are called “good intentions”. And when the Ang Mo Kio Town Council General Manager took bribes for almost two years before finally being caught, the PAP MPs for that TC, led by the esteemed PM himself, did not even get a slap on the wrist. So what were the MPs doing for two years when their appointed man was happily taking bribes managing their town Council? Sleeping on the job to not realise this? Isn’t this the same as failing in their fiduciary duties?
One country, two systems of justice?