Two PAP-affiliated kindergarten principals were charged with criminal misappropriation of funds yesterday (Feb 22) and today (Feb 23). 39-year-old Bavani V R Kumaran, the principal of PCF Sparkletots Preschool at Block 644 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, allegedly misappropriated more than S$13,500 from Jan 2014 to Oct 2015.

Koh Anna (alias Koh Susie), the principal of PCF Centre at Block 515 Jurong West Street 52, was charged with criminal breach of trust amounting to more than S$79,000 between Aug 2010 and Jul 2013.

The corruption acts which took place over long period of time and the sum of the misappropriated sums suggested that there isn’t any proper financial audit in PAP-affiliated organisations, and a glaring lack of transparency and accountability that would not have let these misappropriations gone unnoticed. The Singapore ruling party PAP has no comment for the two corruption cases. If convicted, the two face a maximum of 15 years’ jail sentence and a fine.