“Given the urgency of the handover as highlighted above, there were discussions between the Aljunied and Hougang MPs on our plans for the handover. These discussions included the concerns raised by Mr Low, who was the most experienced MP in our team. Based on his past experience when taking over and running HTC after he was first elected to Hougang SMC in 1991, Mr Low viewed it as highly likely that the operating of the TC would face various difficulties and obstacles. Mr Low strongly believed that the current MA for ATC, CPG, would not want to continue under the WP. Given the long period in which PAP was managing ATC, he expected the existing staff and some of the contractors of ATC to be loyal to PAP and be unwilling to work with the WP. He also warned us that we should expect the outgoing PAP administration to take steps which would make WP’s management of the TC challenging. Both these warnings by Mr Low came to pass …”
You can read Ms Sylvia Lim’s Affidavit Evidence-in-Chief (less the annexes) here: 2018.09.14 – AEIC of Sylvia Lim_Redacted
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