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Parliament: WP says over-payment was partly due other companies refusing its business

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 17:33

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People's Action Party (PAP) and Workers' Party (WP) MPs clashed in Parliament on Friday over whether, in paying its managing agent S$1.6 million more per year than other town councils, it had mismanaged public funds.

[SINGAPORE] People's Action Party (PAP) and Workers' Party (WP) MPs clashed in Parliament on Friday over whether, in paying its managing agent S$1.6 million more per year than other town councils, it had mismanaged public funds.

When it won Aljunied GRC in May 2011, the WP became the first Opposition party in Singapore to run a big town council - the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) - and the challenges of large-scale town management was one reason given by the WP for lapses in management found by the Auditor-General's Office (AGO).

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