Alex Tan used Law Minister Shanmugum’s quote to mislead Singaporeans into believing the Minister was talking about the whole Aljunied when he was merely talking about AHTC town council which the Govt has no control over!
SINGAPORE: The Workers’ Party (WP) on Friday (Jan 6) responded to comments made by Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam comparing the investigation involving Ang Mo Kio Town Council’s (AMKTC) general manager to the practices of the WP-run Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC).AMKTC general manager and secretary Victor Wong is being investigated by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB). He was asked to go on leave following a complaint against him in September.
“If there is an allegation, it will be investigated and no one will be spared,” Mr Shanmugam told reporters on Friday morning. “No town council, no one, nothing will be swept under the carpet. That is why Singapore is successful – because we take probity in public office very, very seriously.”
He added: “Now that is in contrast to the only place where this Government is not in charge.
“In that one place, first, you had people appointing their cronies to run the town council. You had the town councillors being misled about the terms on which the cronies were appointed. You had Parliament being misled. And the High Court said so.”