AHPETC and Workers’ Party chairman Sylvia Lim says that she could take legal action against the various government departments and statutory boards found to have lapses by the Auditor-General’s Office.
This comes as the Ministry of National Development continued its onslaught on AHPETC, town council chairman and Workers’ Party chairman Sylvia hit back, highlighting the lapses the AGO found involving government boards, and accusing the MND of unfairly singling out AHPETC for “exemplary treatment”.
Ms Lim was arguing against the MND’s appeal for independent accountants to be appointed to the town council in a court hearing yesterday (3 Aug).
She said the the MND should take action against these government agencies for lapses, drawing similarities between their lapses and the AHPETC’s.
She highlighted the case of the People’s Association, referring to the former chairman of the Citizens Consultative Committee of Admiralty ward in Sembawang GRC approving his own claims to the tune of more than S$114,000.
Ms Lim also raised the issue of the National Parks Board awarding S$20 million in contracts without competition.
She said that given the Government and MND’s “zeal in taking AHPETC to task” could prompt her into acting with “similar vigour”.