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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/

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.

Source

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...

#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 

DPP: “Do you know that theft is a crime?”
Defendant: “Yes”
DPP: “Did you steal the medicine?”
Defendant: “Yes, but it was for my sick daughter and I...

Day 15 – Cross Examination of Pritam Singh

(1)        Pritam agreed there was a conflict of interest with the appointment of Loh/How. And admitted that their shareholding interests in...

EACH WP MPs made more than $1 million in the last 7 years. Many more millions for Low Thia Khiang over the last 25+ years. They hv took over a town...

In Good Faith – Appeal for Financial Support
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It has been a hectic and draining last few months.

Mr Low, Sylvia and I are facing two civil law suits...

Day 14 – Cross -Examination of Sylvia Lim

(1)        Sylvia admits tipping off Danny Loh (from FMSS) that the Tender Committee for the 2nd MA contract was...

My third and last observation of Monday’s cross-examination of Ms Sylvia Lim by SC Davinder Singh representing Pasir Ris Punggol Town Council is a personally painful one for me to witness.

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CONTRIBUTIONS (AS OF 24 OCT 2018): $0.00

We are facing two civil law suits in the High Court. One suit is being brought by Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC), directed by an...

My second observation of Monday’s cross-examination of Ms Sylvia Lim by SC Davinder Singh is on the issue of whether Ms Lim “should” have disclosed the FMSS shareholdings at the first...

Day 12 – Key points from Cross Examination of Sylvia Lim
(1) SL admitted that:

· She (as Chairman) and the other MPs knew the rates being charged by FMSS,...

Day 13 – Cross-Examination of Sylvia Lim

(1)        SL admits that she lied to Singaporeans. The TC was paying more to FMSS. But she told Singaporeans that FMSS...

I suppose if you were up against a battering ram like Senior Counsel Davinder Singh, you’d be careful about your replies too. So you attach qualifiers like “possibly’’, “perhaps’’, “far as...

Addendum to the post below:

You are delusional if you think that it was in support of the WP.

Even though this is a civil trial, if the WP MPs are...

In the afternoon session of Friday’s cross-examination of Ms Sylvia Lim by SC Davinder Singh, the main issue revolved around the actions Ms Lim took with regards to the FMSS managing...

I personally think that the MSM especially The Straits Times is covering the AHTC trial badly.

This is a civil trial not a criminal one – yet the reporting...

The cross-examination of Ms Sylvia Lim by SC Davinder Singh continued on Friday morning.

The cross-examination before the short recess saw SC Singh alleging that Ms Lim planned from the very...

This is Low Thia Khiang

If you don’t have time to read Mr Low’s Affidavit of Evidence-in-Chief, watch this info-video to get the gist of his main defence. Turn sound on.

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(1) Sylvia admits to breaching the Town Council Financial Rules, by giving contract to FMSS without a tender.
Q: Let’s take ourselves back in time. We are now on the...

I first became aware of Low Thia Khiang during the 2011 elections – with the The Workers’ Party’s rather bold move to try to unseat the PAP at Aljunied (https://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/why-m-contesting-aljunied-grc-wp-low-thia-161827571.html).

The...

“YOUR WORKERS’ PARTY PEOPLE”

Wednesday morning’s cross-examination of Mr Low Thia Khiang by Senior Counsel Davinder Singh for the Plaintiffs saw the focus on whether Mr Low was planning for contingency...

I haven’t seen Mr Low Thia Kiang’s affidavit but it’s most likely a defence of all his actions since his Workers’ Party won Hougang in 1988 and later took over Aljunied...

The WP has been saying all along that they were forced to change their software system because AIM pulled its system, that this was done to hobble the new TC in...

Concessions – Day 3 of Low’s Evidence
(1) Mr Low professes that having “thought through over the night”, he wants to share the real reason why he and Sylvia Lim...

I would think that it would be common practice to cross your “T”s and dot your “I”s when you are compiling a report that could potentially lead to a court case...

Low Thia Khiang (LTK) was cross-examined by Mr Davinder Singh (DS).

He made a number of serious admissions and concessions on oath.

First, LTK conceded that, right from the start, he...

Here are 5 take-aways from Mr Low’s evidence on 16 October , the first day of his cross examination:

1. WP arranged for its friends and supporters to set up a...

There were several documents of May 2011 vintage raised in SC Davinder Singh’s cross-examination of Mr Low Thia Khiang on Tuesday afternoon. The exchanges revolved around whether the words meant that...

Mr Low Thia Khiang took the witness stand today. Something happened even before Senior Counsel Davinder Singh for Pasir Ris Punggol Town Council began his cross-examination of Mr Low.

After Mr...

This is the last thing I observe from Senior Counsel Chelva Rajah’s cross-examination of PwC auditor Goh Thien Phong last Friday. It is a good lead in to Mr Low taking...

WP’s lawyer: Residents POV is that the town council is managing the estate well. Lifts work, streets are clean.

KPMG: Yes, but financial controls and governance of TC is also important.

...

THE LION AND THE LAMB

One of the issues KPMG and thus also PwC had with the WP MPs was that the managing agent (MA) contracts AHTC had with FMSS was...

This aspect is crazy and shady as hell. Who manually records $60 million manually? There’s accounting software around. Hell, there’s Excel too :

SINGAPORE: About S$60 million in payments made by...

The trial of the WP leaders continues. The long road to Courtroom 4B began when the government ordered the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) to undertake a special audit of AHPETC in 2014.

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TITAN

Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council is suing the WP MPs for alleged losses suffered when Punggol East was run by AHTC for over two years from 2013 to 2015. The alleged...

Today in history…

Exactly eight year ago on 12 October 2010, 14 PAP TCs collectively awarded the tender for the sale of their Town Council Management System (TCMS) software to Action...

RENTOKIL

The ST article below gives a good summary of what happened today during the cross-examination of PwC auditor Goh Thien Phong by Senior...

7. IN GOOD FAITH

I will end with this seventh observation point for now, and maybe combine the eighth with observations when Mr Low or Sylvia takes the stand next week....

In response to AHTC case, Singaporean comic artist Sonny Liew posted on Facebook on Oct. 9.

Here’s the text in the post:

The AHTC case has parts that I don’t...

6. ON SPECULATION

Let me sum up the points of SC Chelva Rajah’s opening statement for the Defendants I have observed thus far.
(1) The MND review of the AIM...

5 Oct 2018: Defendant’s opening statement in a video.

FMSS was appointed for a year.
A year later, no one tendered except FMSS.

#ingoodfaith No one wants services, especially critical...

5. PAST PRACTICE PRINCIPLE

There was this interesting exchange between SC Rajah for the Defendants and KPMG auditor Owen Hawkes during the cross-examination yesterday. The KPMG Report is important because it...

4. SYMPATHY FOR THE WINNER

In my last observation point (3. CPG DÉJÀ VU) on the opening statement by senior counsel Chelva Rajah for the Defendants, I pointed to a key...

Public Announcement Service – Fraud – Scam Alert

Quite a number of people ask me whether WP has started some “crowd funding” exercise for the ongoing AHTC Trial.

I have checked...

3. CPG DÉJÀ VU

I have observed two points raised in senior counsel Chelva Rajah’s opening statement so far. First, the MND review of the AIM deal recognised the party-political competitive...

I have 8 observation points about yesterday’s opening statement by Senior Counsel Chelva Retnam Rajah for the three MPs and two councillors. First one here.

1. IT BEGINS WITH AIM

I...

Morning, some of you are unsure why Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) is suing its own Members of Parliament (MPs). Thanks for asking. So how come like that? How come like that...

2. THE HOUGANG EXPERIENCE

The party-political competitive context of town council work was recognised by MND in its review of the AIM deal, but it was probably theoretical for the MND...

5 October 2018 will certainly be a day to remember. A group of us, Faisal, Dennis, Daniel, Leon, and I, attended the start of the civil suit, ordered by the Independent...

WP told by PAP appointed MA: It “would be bad for CPG’s business to be serving PAP TCs as well as a TC run by an opposition party”

The trial involving...

Thought of the Day – Two Sets of Law or Two Sets of Standards?

Sylvia Lim from WP had once proclaimed that there is Rule of Law in Singapore.

But now...