After it seems promising to keep all the Potong Pasir town council staff, Sitoh is saying he can’t keep his word. “Mr Sitoh reiterated that he could not keep all 16 employees as he had to abide by EM Services’ regulations, after bringing it in as the managing agent for the town council.”
What a dumb reason. He need not have brought in EM Services. By all accounts, the staff at PP town council were doing a gd job. So why change? EM Services, is I understand, is a joint venture between HDB and Keppel Land, whose CEO is former Hong Kah GRC MP Ang Mong Seng.
Here is the PM trying hard to convince S’poreans that the PAP understands the message it got at the May GE, while here is another MP who is behaving as though nothing has changed, despite being told by PM that this is new era. He is using the old PAP methods of bull-dozing, and spinning the truth by being legalistic and pedantic. It won’t wotk Sitoh. Ask Lim Wee Kiak.
Last week it was Lim Wee Kiak who was saboing PM. This week it is Sitoh. Whether their saboing is intentional or accidental is irrelevant. They are damaging the message that the PM is putting across: that the PAP is listening to our concerns and will do something.
With MPs like them, the PM doesn’t need enemies.