Sylvia Lim Expresses Willingness to Take Legal Action Against Gov Depts for Lapses

Posted on Aug 4 2015 - 7:50pm by Redwire Singapore

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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”.

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Wilson Raj Perumal August 4, 2015 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    In my opinion Sylvia Lim should take all these goverment department to court.

  2. sam tan August 5, 2015 at 4:50 am - Reply

    WELL SAID, Ms Sylvia Lim. You (and We) had saw the lapses of all these Government Agencies/Stat Boards being highlighted
    but no action taken against them .
    They just sweep all their wrongdoings under the carpets.
    Its a good and appropriate time to take legal actions against them.
    Unlike Mr Low TK, who is too timid to take the PAPA Government to task, You can do WP a big great favor by proceed legal actions.
    They can’t deny it .
    Ms Sylvia Lim, DO IT, don’t just say it. We would like to see what WP in Parliament can really do.
    Do what others do unto you.
    Huat Ah.

  3. Hougang Resident August 5, 2015 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    As residents in Hougang we can contribute to this legal case against the Government Depts n statutory boards.

    How can PA be given free reign of $1 billion tax money without a 2nd approval from WP?

    Now is the time to turn the table around for the pappies! May I call upon my fellow Hougang residents to contribute to this cause! I am willing to contribute $100 each month for 12 months!

    Let’s take the pappies to court before the GE!

  4. Kelvin August 14, 2015 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Yes. Do it. You have my support. It time they faced the real court.
    It help to uncover how much money we lost due to mishandling of funds.
    even government depts can cause this.
    So Slyvia, go ahead.
    This shows that PAP can sue you, you can sue them also.

  5. clement August 17, 2015 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Not forgetting PAP town councils investment schemes, the lights out when lehman brothers collapse.its worth millions from the citizens fees surplus to town councils. The government party supporters is just so shallow, naive and silly. PAP tactics is just so despicable and unfairly played. Although politics is just so, but not to common folks expenses. WP ‘s mistakes is just so little in contrast of PAP’s , not forgetting how PAP mistreated opposition Ward’s residents should they failed to win the wards. The statements from PAP MP, ministers, old guards speak a thousands words and it needs No doctorates, to comprehend its political agenda, its fear and greed, carrots tactics. Although LKY is no doubt our founding father and its life works is remarkable and astonishing, his contributions is undeniable huge nor should we forget him and should appreciates our past leaders contributions, however, we cannot stagnant and roll backwards, remaining to just playing the same old chord. We should be more precise and prudent in voting for our next term leaders, rather to just vote blindly because of appreciation, own’s commitment and interest be in career (gov sectors), or propaganda messages from our national media, constant and immense remainders of founding father LKY and credits from PAP, we should just relax our mind, and give ourselves deep thoughts about our next generation, will constant inflation affects your child?Is our education too competitive and stressful?Is the job markets cater for Singaporeans fairly especially when the time comes for your child to join in the workforce?Is the government really that transparent in what they proMised and said? Is our country really based on meritocracy? Or just elitism, the “connected” lot?’ Is this our country for everyone regardless of race, religion, class status, wealth status, elite connection status, educational levels? Look at the grassroots leaders and volunteers, are they really willing to help the commuNity or themselves? Arent they just PAP supporters simply put? Is this really a country that is fair and just? Do just a Party controls everything from military, police, all agencies including AG, the courts structures, state auditors, corrupt bureau, just everyhing in power which all and all considers Singapore a democracy.? Think my friends, look at all various possible angles, do not be mummyfied and binded.

  6. clemet August 17, 2015 at 6:53 am - Reply

    To take them the PAP to task or their agencies, is not going to be easy. Everything to AG or state auditors , fear for their ricebowl not forgetting all directors of agencies is somehow their hardcore supporters, just to establish a case against them is hard enough, they can act very well, but in the end, the one party will not be guilty afterall. Laws just works for them not against them

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