Calvin Cheng posted about the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) issue

By October 14, 2019Current

TL;DR – We think his post is missing the main point.

Entrepreneur-cum-ex-NMP Calvin Cheng has always been vocal online and it is hardly surprising that he has something to say on the latest development of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) issue.

He had summarised it from a legal perspective and looked at the political implications.

Calvin Cheng’s Facebook post on AHTC Saga

The legal nuances are too complicated for people to follow. These are the important points.

1) After winning Aljunied GRC, the Workers Party decided that they wanted to use a managing agent they could trust, instead of the previous managing agent used by the PAP.

2) In order to do this, they waived the tender when appointing FMSS. The court found that this was improper.

The Workers Party therefore put their own political interest above that of their constituents (by calling a tender and then choosing the best proposal).

That’s it.

What’s most important are the political implications of this.

Will the damages that the Workers Party MPs have to pay Aljunied Town Council be enough to bankrupt them ?

And more importantly, will this be enough for Aljunied voters to vote against the WP?

But is there all there is to the AHTC issue?

We don’t think so.

We think that Calvin Cheng’s post is missing the main point. If this was a company, the first thing that needs be done is to implement tightened controls, to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen.

If the management comes out to deny and say there’s no problem, despite the courts saying there is – what would you say about the company?

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