23 Jan '13, 11am

Nature of Singapore town councils must be defined - ZDNet

Singapore's Ministry of National Development has been instructed to look into corporate governance and the protection of public funds in Town Councils, which are autonomous bodies introduced in 1989 by an Act of Parliament, funded by government monies, and run by elected politicians. There is, however, an important question that needs to be answered, and where divergent views from politicians have emerged--which is whether such Town Councils are government entities or not. Town Councils are similar to the municipal boroughs, rural districts, and city councils of the United Kingdom, run by members from the elected political parties. So questions regarding the actions of Town Councils brought up by political players will almost certainly have a political slant to it. At this point in time, there are indicators to point either way--that Town Councils could be government or po...

Full article: http://www.zdnet.com/sg/nature-of-singapore-town-councils...

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