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Standards of governance and accountability raised for town councils

Audited financial reports must be submitted to MND within 6 months of fiscal year-end

The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council came under intense scrutiny and flak for failing to submit clean accounts and doing so on time.


TOWN councils in Singapore must abide by higher standards of governance and transparency, after Parliament on Friday passed amendments to existing laws to give the government greater oversight over how they are run.

Among the many changes, town councils must now submit...

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