PAP should have seen Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council’s problems coming.
Singaporeans from all walks of life, who have spent the entire duration of their existence under PAP rule, have expressed their disappointment with how the ruling party no longer seems to have a strong foothold in every aspect of Singapore, despite 50 years of continuous rule.
This after the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) said on Feb. 9, 2015, that there is no guarantee that the Workers’ Party-run Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council’s (AHPETC’s) accounts are reliable or that public funds are being properly spent.
This revelation drew widespread condemnation from the public who felt that the PAP have failed to promote a responsible opposition in Singapore and caused the failure of its town council.
Zhen Shi Bai, a local, said the PAP as the dominant incumbent should have foreseen these problems and the ruling party should accept responsibility for this fault: “It is unacceptable for the PAP to not have seen this coming.”
“They obviously have failed to master and control all the state apparatuses at their disposal and use them to their advantage.”
“It is shameful for such a big party with so many years of experience ruling the country to not foresee something as obvious as this.”
“The lack of confidence expressed by the AGO for Workers’ Party’s town council accounts is clearly a failure of the PAP system.”
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