Daily Archives: 2015-07-18

PA, EBRC, AIM – why the opacity?

How the Government has handled incidents involving the People’s Association (PA), the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee (EBRC) and the Action Information Management (AIM) company is a matter of concern. The running thread under all these incidents is the opacity with which controversies around them have been managed by the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) Government. Opacity surrounding the People’s Association …

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Gardens by the Bay – serious accounting lapses found in consecutive audits

The Gardens by the Bay opened in Singapore in June 2012. Touted as a unique tourist attraction, the Gardens was built at a costs of S$1.03 billion. The Auditor-General’s Office’s (AGO) audit of the project, however, seems to indicate an alarming series of serious accounting lapses both times that the project was audited – in 2013/2014 and 2014/2015. The project …

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Mediocre engineering, Failed management

By Zit Seng Like Transport Minister Mr Lui, I am extremely concerned. I am extremely concerned that mediocre engineering and management failures are accepted as the norm. These are how things are, and Singaporeans are expected to deal with them. Whatever has become of striving for excellence? Are we now more concerned about managing expectations, than to set performance targets to …

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