Friday, 14 November 2014

AHPETC S&CC Scandal: Sylvia Lim Plays Hide and Seek with Reporters

As the AHPETC S&CC scandal deepens, the Worker’s Party seems to be in crisis control mode. Sources close to SG Leaks have revealed that Ms Sylvia Lim and her team have been playing hide and seek with reporters eager to hear their side of the story.
AHPETC S&CC scandal sylvia lim responds
The following are some of what Sylvia Lim said and what the truth is
What Sylvia Lim Said …
  The Truth ...

“In order to get the arrears reports into the format MND required, our staff needed to spend time doing manual sorting and counting. Given the multiple demands, our finance team had to prioritize - the audit by our commercial auditors in 2013 and then the AGO audit in 2014.”

- All Town Councils report their S&CC arrears rate on a monthly basis using a simple table. The table has only 2 fields, one stating how many households owed S&CC and the other for how long.

- AHPETC had been submitting their monthly S&CC arrears report using the standard format until Apr 2013.

“As for not submitting statements, the AHPETC finance team is strapped preparing documents for the AGO audit. This has delayed AHPETC’s own audit, and MND has been informed of this delay.”

- AHPETC had stopped submitting the required monthly S&CC arrears report to MND after Apr 2013. This was many months before the AGO audit, which started only in Feb 2014.

“We have been transparent and open to scrutiny.”

- Ms Sylvia Lim and her team have been unreachable to the media. The press has had to wait outside their offices and Meet The People Sessions to catch them.

- When cornered, Ms Sylvia Lim and her team refuses to answer any questions.

- Occasionally, usually very late at night, Ms Sylvia Lim and her team will made a short statement and then refuse to take questions or allow for clarifications of facts.


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