Thank you Google Maps, we now know how ex-MPs live

Posted on 22 December 2012

Many Singaporeans suddenly motivated to join politics.

Making the news this rainy December is the revelation that three ex-PAP MPs have set up a dormant company called Action Information Management Pte Ltd (AIM), which, in January 2011, bought the finance and computer system developed by 14 PAP Town Councils.

AIM then charged the 14 PAP Town Councils fees every month for the usage of the very computer systems the town councils developed and sold — and a report from online socio-political site TR Emeritus suggested that these charges would have to come from the conservancy fees paid by residents.

TR Emeritus also found that AIM consisted of just three people, all of whom were former PAP Members of Parliament — its chairman, S Chandra Das, and directors Lau Ping Sum and Chew Heng Ching.

This page was dug up from ACRA.

The company had a total paid-up capital of just $2, with $1 held in shares by Chandra Das, and the other $1 owned by Lau, according to the report showing the firm’s business filing with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority.

But the major brouhaha thus far? Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) were cut off from using the system after the Workers’ Party reigned victorious there in GE2011. And WP is facing a hard time building their own system from scratch.

Curious netizens have taken to Google Maps to find out exactly where the three ex-PAP MPs’ listed residences are located.

Lau Ping Sum, 19 Nim Green

Chandra Das, 28 Cassia Drive

Chew Heng Ching, 38 Siglap Plain


All Singaporeans interviewed by New Nation said they cannot believe ex-PAP MPs are not retiring to palaces staffed with servants and pet pythons while feasting on swan.

However, all said they would consider joining politics, even though it does not pay all that well.

One Singaporean, Jin Guai Lan, said: “Ex-PAP MPs must have it rough. What would I do with such a big place? Decisions, decisions…”






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