09 May '11, 3pm

Potong Pasir Town Council prepares for leadership transition

Potong Pasir Town Council prepares for leadership transition

SINGAPORE: The Potong Pasir Town Council is preparing for the transition in leadership after Saturday's election results. The Singapore People's Party's Lina Chiam visited the office on Monday to bid farewell to staff and residents. Some are concerned the town council would cease operations, and be merged with the neighbouring Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council. But new MP Sitoh Yih Pin from the PAP said that is "pure speculation". Mr Sitoh said he is in the midst of meeting the HDB to discuss the takeover. He said: "There are laid down rules and procedures that have to apply when one takes over the town council after the election, and we will follow strictly to them." Some residents have called for a by-election because of the narrow margin of victory but the Singapore People's Party said it is not associated with the petition. Mr Sitoh urged residents to work with him for the...

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