In a thorough condemnation of the way AHPETC managed its funds, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan apparently suggested that Workers’ Party leaders so the honourable thing and commit suicide.
Alluding to Japanese leaders of the past, Mr Khaw said this in parliament today (12 Feb):
“In Japan, the CEO and board of directors will call a press conference and take a deep bow, and in the good old days, they may even commit hara-kiri. Where there are breaches of the Companies Act, both the company as well as the individuals responsible will be charged, and if found guilty, punished with fines and/or jail terms for the individuals.”
“Unfortunately, throughout this saga we have found the MPs running the AHPETC to be evasive, unresponsive and misleading. In response for legitimate queries from auditors, my MND officials and their own residents and the media, they stonewalled, deflected the queries, made false or dishonest claims, raised irrelevant excuses and sought to confuse the public in the flurry of red herrings.”