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Tag Archives: sylvia lim

Nub of the issue – terms used and questionable conditions

By Andrew Loh - The dispute between the opposition Workers’ Party Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) seems to all boil down to two issues – what constitutes a “trade fair”, and the need for a "letter of support" from a grassroots chairman. The meaning or understanding of the term "trade fair" would determine whether …

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NEA forms “not suitable” for town council event: Sylvia Lim

Chairman of Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC), Sylvia Lim, was in the witness stand as the hearing on summons issued by the National Environment Agency (NEA) to the AHPETC moves into the second day. Ms Lim testified in court on why the town council felt that the application forms which it was required to submit to hold a community event …

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Why was “town councils” removed from application form?: WP lawyer

By Andrew Loh The court battle between the Workers’ Party's Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) got under way on Tuesday. [You can read The Online Citizen's report here: "AHPETC questions NEA on need for “mini-fairs” permit".] One of the questions raised during Tuesday’s hearing was why the WP Town Council needed to seek …

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No need to vote tactically, says Vivian Balakrishnan

What we are trying to tell our people is that in future, you don’t need to vote tactically. We will guarantee a diversity of views in this House, but focus on choosing candidates who can form a government, focus on choosing someone who will run your town council, look after your homes ... keep it safe, keep it clean, keep …

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