02 Jun '11, 3am

Sitoh and SPP in war of words Sigh.. just when I was beginning to hold my new MP, Sitoh with higher regard. #sgelections

A WAR of words has erupted between new Potong Pasir MP Sitoh Yih Pin of the People's Action Party (PAP) and the Singapore People's Party (SPP) led by the former Potong Pasir MP, Mr Chiam See Tong. The tussle is over jobs for 16 members of the Potong Pasir Town Council staff, who were served one month's notice last Friday when the town council was handed over by the outgoing team to the PAP's Mr Sitoh. The new MP has hired a managing agent, EM Services, to run the town council, and has promised that it will rehire and deploy the 16 to eight other town councils it manages. The SPP alleges that Mr Sitoh promised Mrs Lina Chiam, wife of Mr Chiam and the party's candidate for Potong Pasir at the recent polls, that he would retain all the town council staff. According to the SPP, Mr Sitoh told Mrs Chiam shortly after the election results were announced in the early hours of May ...

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