Ang Mo Kio Town Council general manager replaced in Nov, under CPIB investigation

Apparently, his replacement was announced in the Govt gazette too.

By Jeanette Tan | December 30, 2016

A curious thing happened at 1:30am Friday — The Straits Times reported that the general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC), Victor Wong Chee Meng, is being investigated by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).

Wong, who was working for AMKTC’s managing agent CPG Facilities Management, has been removed from his duties at AMKTC since November 2016, after a complaint against him was reportedly lodged in September. The case was subsequently referred to the CPIB.

In the same month that Wong was removed, an acting general manager, Lim Kian Chiong, was appointed for AMKTC. Lim’s appointment was apparently published in the Government Gazette in November.

Adapted from AMK TC website
Adapted from AMK TC website

From the Straits Times report:

“Mr Ang, who is an MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, said the town council received a complaint in September about Mr Wong concerning “the way he handles contracts and dealings in the town council”.

He added that the complaint “arose out of his dealings which relates to probable behaviour needing investigation done by CPIB”.

Additionally, Ang reportedly said the Ang Mo Kio GRC MPs (PM Lee Hsien Loong, Koh Poh Koon, Darryl David, Intan Azura Mokhtar, and Gan Thiam Poh) do personally check on projects executed by its contractors so that “not 100 per cent is done by the managing agent without oversight”.

According to him, activities on the ground have not been affected by this incident.

Meanwhile, Wong’s contact details are still listed on the Singapore Government directory:

sgdi-entry-victor-wong
Screenshot from SGDI

Earlier this year, Wong was quoted in a March 2016 report on the incident of a lift shooting up 17 storeys, and was photographed shortly before last year’s General Election at the unveiling of a masterplan for Ang Mo Kio GRC:

Adapted from AMKTC's Facebook page
Adapted from AMK TC’s Facebook page

Adapted from AMKTC Facebook page
Adapted from AMKTC Facebook page

We’ve contacted Ang for more information and will bring you any updates we get on Wong’s case.

 

Top photo from Ang Mo Kio GRC Facebook page.

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About Jeanette Tan

Jeanette takes pride in her ability to sing the complete lyrics to Hakuna Matata and a host of other Disney songs. She holds out hope to someday be talent-spotted to do voice-overs for documentaries, lifts and automated telephone answering systems.

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