Ang Mo Kio Town Council has successfully received an unqualified financial statement for FY2017 according to the Town Council Management Report released by the National Development Ministry today.
This, despite the Victor Wong scandal in which the former AMKTC general manager was arrested and charged with 55 counts of corruption.
Wong allegedly received S$107,000 in bribes over a period of 2 years in exchange for awarding tenders and contracts worth millions of dollars to the firms that give him the dirty money.
As the general manager of AMKTC, Wong had the power and ability to influence the award of the town council’s projects.
Wong was only investigated following a complaint to the town council in 2016.
Further questions have been raised over the role of AMKTC chairman Ang Hin Kee and lapses in supervision of the town council.
The Town Council Management Report looks at how town councils have performed in five areas: estate cleanliness, estate maintenance, lift performance, management of arrears in service and conservancy charges (S&CC), and corporate governance.
Town councils receive either green, amber or red scores depending on their performance, which is assessed based on measurable objective criteria submitted by town councils and their auditors.
d ability to influence the award of the town council’s projects