The High Court has today (May 27) ruled that the Ministry of National Development (MND) is not qualified to withhold the government grants meant for the Opposition Workers’ Party Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol-East Town Council (AHPETC).
According to Judge Quentin Loh, only the HDB and residents of the constituency will have the right to appeal to the High Court and compel AHPETC to execute their town council duties.
Judge Quentin Loh however also remarked that AHPETC have infringed the Town Council regulations and that they have serious financial issues.
The MND headed by Minister Khaw Boon Wan have withheld government grants for AHPETC since April 2014, which by now is worth S$14 millions.
For a complete story of the entire issue, please read this report by States Times Review.