Stop Crying Wolf Mr Low Thia Khaing ....
“No one wants to work for me. That’s my problem Prime Minister!”
Your problem, Mr Low, is that you are economical with the truth.
Workers’ Party (WP) Chief Low Thia Khiang claims that the WP faces difficulties in attracting companies as its managing agent – “No one wants for work for me. That’s my problem Prime Minister!” he cried out in Parliament.
Law Minister K Shanmugam asked Mr Low to stop playing the victim card.
Companies exist to make profits. There is no reason any SME would avoid a contract worth millions of dollars. If the conditions are feasible and profitable, why would anyone not want to put in a bid for AHPETC? It is a huge town council and promising in terms of business profitability.
And this is indeed what happened.
Vendors have served both PAP and WP town councils.
The fact is that vendors do not serve PAP or Opposition TCs exclusively -- as shown by the list of tender results here at AHPETC’s own website Tender Results
Almost all these companies do business with government agencies as well as other town councils.
The WP is not a victim. It is crying wolf. Companies do not care if your money is blue or white – as long as it is green.
So Mr Low, it is not true that nobody wants to work with you. The question is: Why did you nevertheless only want to work with FMSS when awarding the $26 million Managing Agent contract? Was it because you wanted to favor your friends?
Law Minister K Shanmugam said in Parliament you gave contracts to your friends. You did not rise to contradict him.
Till this day you have not contradicted him. It must be because you cannot deny the charge.
You favored your friends. And it is not because nobody wanted to work with you – for it is clear many SMEs are only too happy to work with AHPETC. It is because you preferred to funnel money to your friends.