Legal action taken against Workers' Party town councillors over improper payments

Legal action taken against Workers' Party town councillors over improper payments

Several Workers’ Party (WP) town councillors have been taken to court by the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC), said a report in The Straits Times.

The town councillors include town council chairman and WP chief Low Thia Khiang, vice-chairman Sylvia Lim and Pritam Singh.

An independent panel had been appointed in February and has the authority to take legal action against the town council for improper payments made by AHTC.

The Workers’ Party said it would respond after it had studied the claim.

Writ of summons against former managing agent

Separately, AHTC has filed a writ of summons against FM Solutions and Services (FMSS), the former managing agent of the town council.

Last year, auditor KPMG identified improper payments of about $1.5 million. Some of these payments were made to FMSS. KPMG reported that FMSS shareholders held key positions in the town council and approved payments to themselves.

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