Pritam Singh to be chairman of Workers' Party-run town council, taking over from Sylvia Lim

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SINGAPORE - Workers' Party (WP) MP Pritam Singh will be chairman of the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC), taking over from party chairman Sylvia Lim.

Ms Lim and MP Png Eng Huat will be the vice-chairmen, the WP said in a media statement on Thursday (Oct 1) night.

"To further deepen leadership capacity and for job rotation, MP Pritam Singh will take over from MP Sylvia Lim to assume the Chairmanship of AHTC, while she and MP Png Eng Huat will be the Vice-Chairmen," said the statement.

Mr Singh expressed his gratitude to Ms Lim for laying the foundation for the direct management of the town council. He also thanked the consultants and staff of the town council for their hard work and commitment amid challenging circumstances.

Said the statement: "AHTC will make best efforts to create a fresh, clean and healthy living environment for all, and promote goodwill and social cohesion to build a strong community."

The WP-run town council was formerly known as Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC). The name change came after the party's loss of the single-seat ward of Punggol East to the ruling People's Action Party in the Sept 11 election.

It is one of 16 town councils in an updated list released on Thursday by the Ministry of National Development.

This article was first published on Oct 01, 2015.
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