Elected Workers’ Party MP for Sengkang GRC, Louis Chua, attended an HDB event in his constituency without a formal invite, raising questions about the exclusion of non-PAP MPs from local initiatives. In contrast, unelected People’s Action Party (PAP) figures, including Dr Lam Pin Min and Mr Ling Weihong, actively participated in the event. On 4 June, Mr Chua expressed his surprise on Facebook at not being invited to the event. He stated, “As neither a PA-appointed grassroots adviser nor a grassroots leader, I don’t think I received an invitation from the HDB.” Despite this oversight, Mr Chua attended the event as a community member and noted that he had the “great pleasure of connecting informally with many excited residents.” Elected WP MPs have not been appointed as advisers to the PA GROs in the same way that PAP MPs— even those who are unelected— have in other constituencies. As a result, they are not permitted to attend events like the Edusave Awards ceremony.
In response to widespread technical glitches and lengthy waiting times, the Housing Development Board (HDB) has extended its May sales launch by three days. Applicants have reported numerous issues, including system errors and difficulties reaching the hotline. HDB has apologized for the inconvenience, assuring users that it is actively working to resolve these problems, while also urging for patience and understanding.
The lapses in earth control measures at a Build-To-Order project in Bukit Batok were the result of terrain constraints and supply issues, said the Ministry of National Development (MND) and Housing Board (HDB) in a joint statement. The statement addressed concerns about the implementation of the environmental management and monitoring plan (EMMP) for the site, which was carried out in stages due to the hilly terrain of the site. Although there were temporary supply issues that prevented the contractor from covering some areas of exposed earth in one day, the supply issue has since been resolved.