Distribution of fliers on AHPETC by PAP activists not an offence: Police

SINGAPORE - The distribution of fliers by People's Action Party (PAP) activists in Aljunied GRC, Hougang and Punggol East in recent days is not an offence, police said on Thursday.

"In consultation with the Attorney-General's Chambers on the police report made on the distribution of flyers at Aljunied Group Representation Constituency, it has been determined that there is no offence disclosed," police said in a statement.

"The distribution of fliers in itself is not an offence in Singapore."

The statement came after a police report was lodged by a member of the public about the fliers, which urged residents in Workers' Party-controlled Aljunied GRC's five wards to ask WP Members of Parliament questions about the management and financial health of the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council(AHPETC).

The two-page fliers, printed in English and Chinese, informed residents about the lapses found by the Auditor-General's Office (AGO) report on the troubled accounts of AHPETC.

The were distributed one month after a two-day debate in Parliament over the AGO report.

yanliang@sph.com.sg