An independent panel for Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) is taking a few of its town councillors to court in relation to its improper use of public funds. Workers' Party's Low Thia Khiang, Pritam Singh and Sylvia Lim have received a statement of claim and are in the midst of studying it.
The AHTC has the power to carry out legal action against those who did not deal with public funds properly. An audit last year found lapses at AHTC between 2011 to 2015 which involved improper payments amounting to $6.9 million. In light of this, the independent panel will also appoint a third party to recover the sum.
Strangely, none of the members from the panel were available to comment on the issue.