Brexiters and Aljunied residents

In Accounting on 24/07/2016 at 11:07 am

Brexiters (52% of Britons) and 51% of Aljunied GRC voters vote against their own economic interests.

On Friday, I read in the Economist that

58% of the North East voted for Brexit, the second-highest share of any region.

… places like Sunderland struggle. Unemployment there is the highest in Britain. And despite north-easterners’ enthusiasm for Brexit, it will do their economy little good: 60% of their exports go to the EU, a higher proportion than that of any other region. It also benefits from EU funds—soon to dry up—that have built much local infrastructure.

On Sunday I read

Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam on Saturday (Jul 23) said accounting firm KPMG’s fourth monthly report on the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) paints “a devastating account of the Workers’ Party’s mismanagement of its town council”.

In a Facebook post, Mr Shanmugam described the findings as “a damning litany of highly irregular and suspicious financial practices, poor governance structures and extensive leadership failures”.


The voters in Aljunied already had the AGO’s report that the the WP couldn’t keep proper records. Yet 51% still wanted them to continue the town council.



  1. The good people of Aljuneid did not vote for a bunch of estate managers.
    They voted for opposition Members of Parliament to keep democracy alive in
    Singapore. Can’t you understand that.

  2. and may the best person wins.

  3. Aljunied supporters looked around and saw their estates look OK after 4+ years of WP management, their conservancy charges are moderate and yes they have people they like in parliament. Record keeping can be fixed. PAP estates are not well run. Many look shabby. Even people who vote PAP do not like them.

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