SINGAPORE: Coordinating Chairman of PAP Town Councils, Dr Teo Ho Pin, has reiterated that Action Information Management (AIM) was awarded a contract after an open tender by PAP town councils.
He said the company, which is fully owned by the People’s Action Party (PAP), "did not make any financial gains" from the transaction to centralise software to maintain the current IT system and help develop a new system.
Dr Teo also repeated the point that it was Aljunied—Hougang Town Council (AHTC) that terminated the contract with AIM.
He said the AHTC’s high arrears had nothing to do with AIM or the changeover of the IT system.
The key issue, he said, is the performance of the town councils and how well they are managed by the Workers’ Party (WP).
Dr Teo made these points in a statement on the PAP website on Tuesday night, in response to a speech by WP chairman Sylvia Lim at the party’s Punggol East by—election rally on Tuesday night.
Ms Lim accused the PAP of using town councils to trip up the opposition and warned that residents may be used as "pawns for political gain or simply collateral damage".
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