16 Apr '11, 2pm

Hougang HUDC flats to go private but issue remains

Hougang HUDC flats to go private but issue remains

AN HOUSING and Urban Development Company (HUDC) estate in the opposition Hougang ward has been successfully privatised, said Mr Eric Low, the People's Action Party's (PAP) advisor for the constituency, on Saturday. But the HUDC flat owners of Blocks 344 to 350 at Hougang Avenue 7, said their happiness at the privatisation was dampened somewhat due to an unresolved issue over their sinking fund, which they said had not been addressed by the estate's Town Council chairman Low Thia Khiang despite repeated requests. Mr Low is the incumbent MP for Hougang since he won the single-member constituency in the 1991 General Election. The PAP's new candidate for the opposition ward, Desmond Choo, said on Saturday he would work with advisor Mr Low to help residents address the issue. The HUDC estate, in an exercise held in February, obtained 82.5 per cent consent from the 286 owners to...

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