'Messy' accounts: Not an attack on Low, says Lim Hwee Hua

BY CHRISTINA NG

MINISTER in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Hwee Hua clarified yesterday that the People's Action Party's (PAP's) allegations of messy accounts in the Hougang Town Council, run by Workers' Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang, were not a personal attack.

Mr Low was Member of Parliament for Hougang for 20 years.

Mrs Lim added that she wanted to know the details of the accounts and sinking fund of the HUDC estate in Hougang Avenue 7, after residents there told her that they had tried in vain to get details from the town council.

Speaking to reporters in Serangoon Gardens yesterday, she said: "I'm interested because the Workers' Party is contesting in Aljunied. They will run the town council if they are elected.

"I think the people of Aljunied deserve to know what sort of town-management quality they can expect."

Mrs Lim is on the five-member PAP team contesting against the WP for Aljunied Group Representation Constituency.

She added: "I'm not saying that I represent the residents.

I'm just looking at the (facts).

Perhaps (Mr Low) has kept them in the loop.

"I was just told that the residents have issued a letter to lawyers to ask for the accounts, so I'm not quite sure why that's necessary if they know when he's going to give the answer."


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