Tag Archives: AHPETC

SPF: DISTRIBUTION OF ANTI-WP FLYERS BY PAP MEMBERS NOT AN OFFENCE

The Singapore Police Force has issued a statement on a police report made about PAP activists' distribution of flyers in Aljunied GRC. Activists had gone around last week, urging residents to question opposition Workers' Party Members of Parliament about accounting and governance lapses by Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC).

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6 IN 10 ALJUNIED RESIDENTS OFFENDED BY PAP’S FLYER ATTEMPT TO DISCREDIT WP

Over the weekend, Redwire spoke to 60 residents in Kovan, and the neighbouring Paya Lebar, and Serangoon housing estates. We wanted to find out how residents there took to the flyers, which highlighted AHPETC’s exorbitant managing agent rates as compared to PAP town councils, and alleged that improper governance led to AHPETC overpaying its friends at FMSS by at least S$6.4 million?

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PAP HENCHMEN DISTRIBUTING FLYERS TO ALJUNIED RESIDENTS TELLING THEM TO FIX WP

People’s Action Party (PAP) activists in Aljunied GRC have gone on the offensive, distributing flyers today (March 13) urging residents to quiz their Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament (MPs) over the accounting and corporate governance lapses committed by Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC). Titled "What You Should Ask WP’s Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council", the flyer — which was in English and Chinese and came complete with a chart — compared AHPETC’s managing agent rates with those of some PAP town councils.

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MND: ALJUNIED GRC OVERPAID S$1.6 MILLION DOLLARS TO FMSS MANAGING AGENT

The fees paid by Aljunied Town Council to Managing Agent FM Solutions and Services (FMSS) in 2011 were 20 per cent higher than the fees paid the year before to CPG, the previous MA, Mr Khaw Boon Wan said on Thursday (Mar 5). And the difference paid by Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) to FMSS compared to what other town councils pay their MAs has grown, to an estimated difference of S$1.6 million a year, he said.

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Not uncommon for PAP or Workers’ Party supporters to be hired by town councils

The main difference between the PAP-run and WP-run town councils was that the WP’s AHPETC did not properly disclose or manage potential conflicts of interest.This led to situations where the same individual issued an invoice for work done by FMSS and then approved payment from the town council for that work. However, the disclosure of conflicts of interest should apply to both incumbent- and opposition-run town councils for full transparency purposes.

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EX-ST REPORTER: WP TOWN COUNCIL HAS SHAMBOLIC FINANCES

Okay, the Auditor-General’s Office report on the Workers’ Party town council is better examined by bean-counters and those who can make sense of the various financial regulations required by law and the Town Council Act. My eyes glazed over the figures. To recap, the AGO was ordered by the Finance Minister to go over the TC’s accounts after the TC’s own auditors said it couldn’t an express an opinion on them because it didn’t have enough info to do so.

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AUDITOR-GENERAL ISSUES REPORT ON AHPETC LAPSES

The Auditor-General's Office (AGO) today, 9 February, issued a report highlighting five "major lapses" in AHPETC's accounts for Financial Year 2012-13. Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan will move a motion for debate in Parliaent on Thursday based on this report.

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WORKERS PARTY ANNOUNCES MUCH LOWER S&CC ARREARS AFTER THOROUGH AUDIT

AHPETC wishes to announce that its S&CC arrears rate (for 3 months and above) for residential units as of 30 September 2014 is 5.66% of households. The corresponding arrears rate for commercial units for the same period is 7.24%. We wish to explain that we are sharing the information now rather than earlier, as time was needed to have the data and process reviewed both internally and also by our consultants before release. AHPETC had also undertaken to explain further its arrears situation and management, which we now do.

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