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NEA "politically motivated" to tarnish WP town council image: Sylvia Lim

Published on Jun 7, 2013 2:58 PM
 
Exhaust ducts at the hawker centre at Block 511 Bedok North Street 3. The chairman of the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) Sylvia Lim has accused the National Environment Council (NEA) of being "politically motivated to tarnish the image" of her council. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN

The chairman of the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) Sylvia Lim has accused the National Environment Council (NEA) of being "politically motivated to tarnish the image" of her council.

In the latest salvo fired in the long-running dispute between the Workers' Party-run council and the NEA over the cleaning of hawker centres in Bedok, Ms Lim said she found the agency's latest claims "puzzling and unprofessional as a government agency".

The NEA on Thursday accused the council of trying to get hawkers to pay extra for cleaning, and attempting to "deflect blame" when that failed.

She maintained that AHPETC staff never approached stallholders to pay extra charges for cleaning.

 
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