No Hongbao also….?
SINGAPORE: Minister for National Development, Khaw Boon Wan said in Parliament that until AHPETC “cleans up its mess”, the Government will withhold from it an annual service and conservancy charges (S&CC) grant of several million that MND gives to every town council.
For AHPETC, this amounts to about $7 million each year.
“MND is mindful that the suspension does not unwittingly result in the town council not being able to pay its essential services, leading to hardship for local residents,” he said.
“We are prepared to consider paying out the grants in full, or at least in half, if AHPETC could assure MND that the grants will be properly channelled to the purpose for which they are given,” he said.
MND has not had any response on the matter from AHPETC’s chairman, Ms Sylvia Lim, since last November.
“So the ball is in the town council’s court,” Mr Khaw concluded.