Opening Statement

“In summary, the Honourable Court’s attention is drawn to the following:

(a) Town Councils are political in nature and intended to be managed by the elected Members of Parliament (MPs) with little intervention from the Government.

(b) Subject to the duties and remedies set out in the Town Council Act (TCA) and Town Council Financial Rules (TCFR), the accountability of the MPs are to the constituents who voted them in.

(c) The Plaintiffs’ sole basis for their claims in the 2 Suits are the KPMG and PWC Reports. The Plaintiffs have no personal knowledge of the facts and circumstances existing at the material time when the 1st to 5th Defendants made the decisions and carried out the actions which are being impugned in the 2 Suits.

(d) The appointments of FMSS, FMSI and the third-party contractors and the payments that were made to them were done in accordance with the processes in AHTC and with the consent and approval of all the Town Councillors. There is nothing improper about these appointments and payments.

(e) The 1st to 5th Defendants owe no fiduciary duties to AHTC, only statutory duties under the TCA and the TCFR, which the 1st to 5th Defendants have acted in accordance with.

(f) At all material times, the 1st to 5th Defendants acted in good faith and in the best interests of the residents.”

You can download the full text of the Opening Statement as tendered to Court here: 2018.09.28 – D1 to D5 Opening Statement (1 October 2018 – tendered to Court)

One Comment

  1. Roy Koh says:

    I am not an expert neither am I a legal person but I possessed some basic education that without the needs to go into details we know who is right and wrong?, who is the party that always create and try to nail people down for fear of threat?, who is the one that really hide away all the truth tat people of Singaporean like to know but cant find ways to get the answer?, who is the one that said husband and wife is never conflict of interest if one is the head of gov and the other one is head of a Singapore financial group? so where is the end? must I keep going???? It will never ends as they are the one that waste people money in suing and bring people to court just to make their point and create difficulty along the way. Who knows this case will drag into next election to purposely make WP busy and may cause bottleneck in the next election build up. I am a die hard fan against PAP since I was a UNi student back in Macpherson where I just cant stay quiet for any injustice? I am one of the very few army officer at that time in Tengah Air Base that trying to speak up and protect my staff but got charge and reprimanded for disobeying superior…. so this is me and please for the sake of Singapore, ruling party is time to wake up and shake or else next election you may end up the same fate as across the causeway !!!


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