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WP town council to fight summons in court

Published on Apr 17, 2014 8:17 AM
AHPETC will present its case in court, says WP chairman Sylvia Lim. The trial will likely start on June 2. -- ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN

WORKERS' Party (WP) chairman Sylvia Lim said the Aljunied- Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) "will present its case" in court as it fights a summons for holding an alleged illegal trade fair.

The trial will likely begin on June 2, added the town council's lawyer Terence Tan, after a pre-trial conference yesterday.

The fair, held in Hougang Central from Jan 9 in the lead-up to Chinese New Year, was into its third week when the National Environment Agency (NEA) announced it did not have a licence.

Six of the fair's stallholders were issued summonses for illegal hawking. Five of them received a single summons each, and have already paid composition fines of $300, said Mr Tan.

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