Illustration by Dan Wong.

The AHTC Trial is about the civil lawsuits brought by two town councils against Workers' Party MPs over an alleged breach of fiduciary duties.

The Aljunied Town Council, which appointed an independent panel to help recover improper payments, is suing five of its town councilors for improper conduct and questionable payment of S$33.7million to its former managing agent (MA) and service providers (FMSS).

Three of the town councilors are MPs Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim and Pritam Singh. The defendants also face a legal suit from Pasir Ris Punggol Town Council that currently runs Punggol East constituency.

The plaintiffs have accused the town councilors of allegedly paying their own supporters large sums of money to set up a company to run the Town Council since GE2011.

The defendants maintain they acted in good faith and in the best interests of the residents. One of the reasons cited was that no other Managing Agents would take up the job in Aljunied based on Low’s past experience in Hougang.

The proceedings ran from Oct. 5 to Oct. 30.

Following the testimony of the last witnesses on Oct. 30, Justice Kannan Ramesh declared that judgement was reserved, bringing the current trial proceedings to a close.

The plaintiffs and defence will have to submit their written closing submissions in January 2019, while the date for oral closing submissions is in March 2019.

Justice Kannan Ramesh will then rule on whether the defendants are liable for damages.

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A Pasir Ris-Punggol resident has asked her Members of Parliament (MPs) whether any town council funds were used to engage top lawyer Davinder Singh to represent the town council in...

The first tranche of two multimillion-dollar civil lawsuits against three Workers’ Party (WP) MPs and five other defendants wrapped up last Tuesday, after a 17-day hearing in the High Court.

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The Workers’ Party (WP) town councillors involved in multimillion-dollar lawsuits over alleged improper payments have paid their lawyers another $195,800.

This brings their legal bill to around $800,000 to date.

On Oct. 30, the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial came to an end.

Court proceedings were brought to a close on the 17th day of proceedings, with the court reserving...

SINGAPORE: The legal firm representing Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) will submit its bill to the town council for its work in the landmark trial against three Workers’ Party (WP) Members of Parliament...

Workers’ Party leaders Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim and Pritam Singh have paid the bulk of the $1.1 million, they raised from the public to help them fight the Aljunied-Hougang...

After 17 days, the first part of the AHTC trial ended on October 26, three days ahead of schedule. The defense an plaintiffs are required to submit written closing submissions...

As of Oct. 30, 7pm, Workers’ Party MPs Low Thia Khiang, Sylvia Lim and Pritam Singh have raised S$1,130,552.07 in public donations.

On Oct. 30, the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial came to an end.

Court proceedings were brought to a close on the 17th day of proceedings, with the court reserving...

SINGAPORE: The first tranche of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial ended on Tuesday (Oct 30) after 17 days, during which the court saw some strong allegations, heated exchange and spirited defence.

The...

SINGAPORE — On the 16th day of a hearing for a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Workers’ Party (WP), proceedings took a dramatic turn when a recorded...

Senior Counsel Davinder Singh was not present on Oct. 30 of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial, but How Weng Fan showed up for her second day on the witness...

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Dear Friends,

On 31 Oct 2018, our Lawyers deducted a sum of $195,807.31 from the deposit of $1 million, to pay their bill number 20180817 issued on 22 Oct. This bill...

Dear Friends,

On 30 Oct 2018, we deposited a sum of $1 million with our lawyers, for payment of their bills. Please see the image of their receipt attached.

As and...

This is Sylvia Lim

A short info-video focusing on her main defence as extracted from her Affidavit of Evidence-in-Chief

https://ingoodfaith.blog/2018/10/18/ms-sylvia-lims-affidavit-of-evidence-in-chief/

FMSS’ PROFITS VS AHTC’S DEFICITS

FMSS’ How Weng Fan (How) was cross-examined by Mr Davinder Singh (DS) today.

For those unfamiliar with FMSS, this was a...

Day 16 – Cross-Examination of Kenneth Foo

(1)        Kenneth Foo admitted that:

(a)        Improper arrangements were entered into without proper disclosures to the Town Council.

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#ahtc-trial. Let’s compare the charges brought against WP leaders vs. audit cases reported by the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) from 2012 to 2017.

Impatient? Jump straight to the findings or the 

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