SINGAPORE: Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC Sylvia Lim has decided to withdraw an adjournment motion to debate the public interest in town council management at the next sitting of Parliament on Monday.
Ms Lim, who is also Chairman of the Aljunied—Hougang Town Council (AHTC), filed the motion on Tuesday.
On Thursday, she said she would withdraw the adjournment motion as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has called for a government review of the nature of town councils.
She believes the goal of protecting the interests of the public and residents would be better served if the Government investigation and review were to first proceed.
Ms Lim said after the review has been completed and its findings published, the matter can be raised in Parliament again as the circumstances require.
On its part, the AHTC is ready to provide its input to the Ministry of National Development for the review.
The review stems from the saga, in which AHTC blamed its poor performance in a management report on the termination of an IT—systems contract by PAP—owned Action Information Management (AIM).
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