The Straits Times
Published on Jan 05, 2013

Workers' Party: AIM terminated software contract


The Workers' Party (WP) has fired the latest salvo in the ongoing war of words over the termination of Aljunied-Hougang Town Council's computer system and the contract between the People's Action Party-run town councils and the firm appointed to manage their computer systems.

In a statement issued on Saturday, WP chairman Sylvia Lim also addressed IT firm Action Information Management (Aim)'s statement that Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) had wanted to develop its own computerised management system after the WP took over the council following the general election in May 2011.

She said: "To allay any doubts about whether Aim had indeed terminated the software agreement with AHTC, a copy of the termination notice is attached for public scrutiny."

The letter, dated 22 June 2011, is signed by an Aim director. It states that the firm would cease to allow the town council the use of the intellectual property and system functions related to the existing software, "owing to material changes to the membership of the Town Council". The software would be terminated on 1 August 2011, it added.