Over at Aljunied GRC, Singapore’s government statutory board National Parks (NParks) has been exposed to be only working with PAP grassroots and not with the legitimate Workers’ Party MPs and their WP grassroots. PAP grassroot leader Victor Lye Thiam Fatt, posted on his Facebook page a photo of himself with a NParks officer, Yvonne, to discuss about the developments of the grass areas next to the two new estates – Parkview BTO and Parkland DBSS – at Upper Serangoon Crescent.
This is not the first time NParks have been accused of being a political tool of the ruling political party. On the 2nd of October 2014, NParks personnels with its director Chia Seng Jiang, attempted to relocate a political protest against the CPF at the Hong Lim Park, to make way for an event which had invited PAP Minister Teo Ser Luck. There was no demarcation notice prior to the event and the NParks personnels threatened to revoke the CPF protest’s permit if its organizers do not make way. Even more appalling, the NPark personnels did not approach the other event’s organizers to negotiate on the use of Hong Lim Park. Hong Lim Park is the only gazetted area allowed for protests, yet when the NParks approved the CPF protest event, it allowed another mega event to use the park instead of advising them to stage their event elsewhere.
Do you think a government statutory board like NPark should be taking political sides?