The AHPETC Saga: Common Misconceptions

The Ministry of National Development’s (MND’s) letter to Sylvia Lim yesterday highlighted “the MND’s concerns about the Town Council’s state of financial management, and whether the payments made by the TC to FMSS were valid and proper”. Sylvia Lim’s subsequent response called out the MND for making “spurious statements to distract the public and aimed […]

Christmas Cheer For Toa Payoh Resident

Martin Silva who had previously been fined for putting up Christmas decor in public property outside his first floor flat in Toa Payoh has been given the green light to leave his decor up. Wanting to spread Christmas cheer to his neighbours, Martin Silva a businessman decorated public property with festive lights and more only […]

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What’s in a scandal?

As a foreigner in Singapore I find the recent Aljunied-Hougang Town Council affair quite interesting to follow. I won’t pretend I understand all the nooks and crannies of the Singapore GRC/Town Council system, but I do think it’s a positive development that issues such as political influence, conflict of interest, and responsibility with citizens’ money […]