What happened to the investigation on alleged corruption at Ang Mo Kio town council?

More than a year has passed since the news broke on 30 Dec 2016 about the removal of the general manager and secretary of Ang Mo Kio Town Council (AMKTC), Mr Victor Wong Chee Meng from his duties and him being placed under investigation by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB).

Mr Wong had been acting as the General Manager/Secretary for the AMKTC since 2013, under the employment of CPG Facilities Management, which is the appointed managing agent of the town council. The Ang Mo Kio town council serves the Ang Mo Kio GRC which is headed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

According to PAP Member of Parliament and town council chairman, Mr Ang Hin Kee, Mr Wong was asked to go on leave by his company after the town council received a complaint about him in September 2016.

Mr Ang also added that the case had been referred to the CPIB and Mr Wong was removed from his positions at the town council last month due to an earlier complaint that was received in September about Mr Wong concerning “the way he handles contracts and dealings in the town council”. He noted that the complaint “arose out of his dealings which relates to probable behaviour needing investigation done by CPIB”.

Mr Ang was quoted to have said, “Needless to say, the town council ourselves will render all the assistance needed to ensure zero tolerance for corruption…There’s responsibility on the part of our contractors to do the job properly, if they do it inappropriately then we will take follow up actions with regards to getting them replaced (and) sending the case for investigation, making sure the necessary steps are taken.”

While declining to reveal more details onto the case due to ongoing investigation by CPIB, Mr Ang notes that the town council constantly reminded its staff to declare any interests concerning tenders that the town council was awarding.

Coincidently, The Online Citizen was informed that a member of public filed a complaint with the Auditor General Office (AGO) on a case which involved in overpriced home renovations by the Ang Mo Kio town council in September that year. The member of the public was told by AGO that there does seem to be a price hike and they would conduct their investigations into the matter, no updates have been provided to the person since.

On 4 July 2017, Minister at Prime Minister Office, Chan Chun Sing answered questions filed by Workers’ Party Member of Parliament Png Eng Huat on public sector corruption cases in Parliament, on behalf of the Prime Minister.

Mr Chan said,

“In the last three years, the number of persons prosecuted in Court by the CPIB has been on a decline. In 2016, there were 104 individuals who were prosecuted in Court by the CPIB, out of which four were public sector employees. However, not all the four individuals were charged for corruption offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act. To answer Mr Png’s question, the total bribe amount, or personal gains involving public servants prosecuted last year was $24,800. The CPIB takes on average less than a year to complete investigations. Nevertheless, this also depends on the complexity of the cases, many factors such as the availability of witnesses, or if the case is transnational, also affect the duration of the investigations.

For 2016, there were 13 cases from the 92 uncompleted cases that were carried forward from 2015 that took more than two years. Even though the Singapore Public Service is known to be one of the cleanest in the world, the Government remains vigilant and constantly seek new ways to maintain the integrity of the Public Service. As with all corruption cases, they start and end with humans.”

Given that the case involving Mr Wong has dragged over a year without any news of prosecution or being issued a warning by the CPIB, is the case really that complex in nature?

For the reader’s information, CPIB is managed under the Prime Minister’s Office where PM Lee is situated at, which is why Mr Png’s questions were answered by Minister Chan at Parliament.

 

* Editorial by The Online Citizen.

 

 

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21 Responses to “What happened to the investigation on alleged corruption at Ang Mo Kio town council?”

  • 鸟龙的人:

    喔!自己人蓋住慢慢查
    过几年笨蛋的选民忘记了就不了了之啰
    白衣雜种以为还在80年之前没网络的时代

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  • N.Jungne:

    This is the case, I also pretend to forget until 2020.

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  • Reg:

    Just like 1MBD case, forget and move on. Self accountability is the best.

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  • 陈大婶:

    Fake News .

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  • Bapak:

    Low cases does not means country is no or low in corruption cases. There are many who are not caught yet. North Korea has zero. Legally corrupted is also corruption. You believe them, you die faster. Dumb arse no brainer.

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  • patriot of Temesak:

    Why BOTHER…the lady with the SCALE’s Blindfold had slipped and she can see leh!!!

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  • 彭由国:

    鸟龙的人:
    喔!自己人蓋住慢慢查
    过几年笨蛋的选民忘记了就不了了之啰
    白衣雜种以为还在80年之前没网络的时代

    鳥兄说得对,彭由国40年后才找到,最后的结果呢?70%真是傻瓜。

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  • MarBowling:

    CPIB is under the armpit of Pee-M Mai Hum who is also one of MPs of AMK GRC. Since Victor Wong CBT Case happened at AMK Town Council, for formality sake, most likely CPIB also have to interview Mai Hum to COMPLETE the investigation. And most likely Mai Hum will tell the Director of CPIB(whose pay and promotion depends on the discretion of Mai Hum)this :I am busy fiacking or I am fiacking busy(witnessing the signing of the HSR with Ahjib, to fly here and there to seek audience with President D Trump and XJP, going after nephew Li SW, and a hosts of other impotent stuff)the earliest date I can be interviewed is after the next GE in 2021, OK? Big Nose Teo and 69.9% what do you think?

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  • 陈大婶:

    你是说,廉政公署,ICAC .是吧 ?

    MarBowling:
    CPIB is under the armpit of Pee-M Mai Hum who is also one of MPs of AMK GRC. Since Victor Wong CBT Case happened at AMK Town Council, for formality sake, most likely CPIB also have to interview Mai Hum to COMPLETE the investigation. And most likely Mai Hum will tell the Director of CPIB(whose pay and promotion depends on the discretion of Mai Hum)this :I am busy fiacking or I am fiacking busy(witnessing the signing of the HSR with Ahjib, to fly here and there to seek audience with President D Trump and XJP, going after nephew Li SW, and a hosts of other impotent stuff)the earliest date I can be interviewed is after the next GE in 2021, OK? Big Nose Teo and 69.9% what do you think?

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  • LIONS:

    what the hell are you talking about?
    look man,’we’ are WHITER THAN WHITE?

    LOL!…THE ‘RECORD$’ SPEAK VOLUME$$$$$$$!!!!

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  • rukidding:

    Typical of all Pimps and prostitutes ( P.a.p. )

    “Attack” other people as if everybody else is a “criminal” ???

    When ownself kenna,……quickly find excuses or act blur ???

    Do you think this kind of people are truly sincere and have real integrity ????

    Bloody daft 70%……deserves to be “taught a lesson” !

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  • Last cock standing:

    Because THEY CAN.
    There is no check and balance.
    They peasantsare toopowerless and timid and weak to effect Democracy.

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  • opposition dude:

    So it seems like the fearsome CPIB turns out to be some weakling organisation. So much for integrity.

    You can avoid publishing updates on AMKTC but social media remembers.

    It would be a good time to have an update given Keppel’s bribery. ne person or an organisation, bribery is bribery.

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  • A Simple Case!:

    Why take so long?

    Why want Singaporeans to suspect something is fishy?

    Clear it quickly please!

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  • consensus by manipulation:

    low crime and corruption cases in industraliased societies with large income wealth gap is largely a myth.

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  • C'est la vie:

    *****
    Damn !!! ………. whispered silently under “their” breath, “their” in this instance, refers to the whiter than white, fully transparent and godly liked PAP’s hoping the nation had forgotten about it, just as they have, about everything else !!!
    ***
    *****

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  • AnT:

    You just need to talk to some of the Pap Town Council estate managers to realise quite quickly they act little for the residents and often side with their commercial associates like the cleaning companies when issues of poor or non-maintenance are raised.

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  • descriptive / narrative:

    //You can avoid publishing updates on AMKTC but social media remembers.//

    alamak. the white idiots will time the flow / pace of release (or non-release) again with the help of 151th environment so as to minimize the damage & manage the perception of the daft sinkies lar. no bad news within 1 year b4 elerection.

    even got release, it will be dry information (usually downplay) without the colourful descriptive / narrative if the offence were to be from oppo.

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  • Lisa Jane:

    Good article to bring focus back to this issue of town council AMK.

    There is another town council problem with the way funds are spent . I will try to discuss it in future once I have the guts to do so.

    Clue : some contractors with town council earning good money for doing things that’s recurring income. Metaphorically speaking, Like when your hair grows long, you go for barber cut. This is a recurring business .

    If ROOT cause is solved, millions could be saved.

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  • Lee Lan Jeow:

    descriptive / narrative:
    //You can avoid publishing updates on AMKTC but social media remembers.//

    alamak. the white idiots will time the flow / pace of release (or non-release) again with the help of 151th environment so as to minimize the damage & manage the perception of the daft sinkies lar. no bad news within 1 year b4 elerection.

    even got release, it will be dry information (usually downplay) without the colourful descriptive / narrative if the offence were to be from oppo.

    They mastered the psychology of the peasants.

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  • I Not Stupid Prince::

    Ya Hor

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