Tag Archives: workers’ party

Workers’ Party announces second batch of candidates for GE

By Biddy Low The Workers’ Party unveiled their latest group of potential candidates today at their party headquarters. Led by Sylvia Lim and Png Eng Huat, the four would-be politicians include Terence Tan Li Chern, 44, a lawyer with Peter Low LLC, Firuz Khan, 48, chocolate manufacturer, Cheryl Loh, 31, a sales consultant and ex-student of Sylvia Lim, and Luke …

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HDB applies to be co-plaintiff in AHPETC case, WP expresses surprise.

If the Court of Appeal upholds a High Court decision not to appoint independent accountants to the  Aljunied-Houngang-Punngol East Town Council (AHPETC), the Housing and Development Board (HDB) may be brought in as co-plaintiffs alongside the Ministry of National Development (MND) for the case. The application was made of 22 June but it is still subject to the Court of Appeal's grant. When …

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Former AHPETC secretary Mr Danny Loh dies aged 55

Mr Danny Loh Chong Meng, 55, passed away during a holiday at Japan. He was also the former secretary of AHPETC. AHPETC Chairman, Ms Sylvia Lim, expressed her condolences in an AHPETC press release yesterday. We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Mr Danny Loh. Danny was the Secretary of the Town Council (TC) for the first four …

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A flyer drop, a political lowblow

By Ariffin Sha I couldn't help shaking my head when I read the TODAY Report of how PAP 'activists' distributed fliers in the middle of the night which bombarded residents of Aljunied GRC with messages against the Workers' Party. I still clearly recall the robust parliamentary debates between the powers that be and Workers' Party over the definition of "constructive" politics …

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Why WP is right to seek court’s decision

By Andrew Loh The trial of the Workers’ Party Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) has ended after just two days. Five days had originally been set aside for it. While the court takes its time to issue its judgment, expected in the latter part of November, it is good to recap why the WP had declined the offer of a …

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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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Values, culture and trust for Constructive Politics

Below is the full speech by Mr Low Thia Khiang, MP for Aljunied GRC and Secretary General of Workers' Party for the debate on President’s Address 2014 in Parliament (26th May 2014). Mdm Speaker, When Parliament first opened after the General Election in 2011, the President in his address noted that our politics was becoming more diverse and open and the composition …

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Secretary-General of Workers’ Party “Welcomes” the Audit

Following the recent Aljunied - Hougang - Punggol East Town Council auditing saga, Workers' Party Secretary-General Mr. Low Thia Khiang has stated that he "welcomes" the audit by the auditing general. He feels that it is only "natural" that this issue has stirred up much doubt amongst the residents as there are some who are suspicious of the Town Council's …

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Was the termination clause with AIM justifiable?

By Terry Xu In the Monday's debate on Ministry of National Development (MND) review of the AIM transaction in parliament, Workers' Party Chairman Ms Sylvia Lim spoke on the termination clause in the contact with Action Information Management Pte Ltd (AIM) on the management of the Town Council Management Software (TCMS), "...the terms of the sale of the most critical …

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