AHTC trial: ST not worth the paper its printed on?


I believe Tommy Koh when he said the Straits Times was biased in reporting?

I refer to the article “AHTC trial: FMSS’ How Weng Fan calls WP’s Sylvia Lim ‘hopeless’ town council chairman” (Straits Times, Oct 30).

It states that “She further added on Monday that they were in a political situation and a new MP like Ms Lim would not have been able to handle a situation in which all the government bodies were coming at AHTC.

Things were political from the start, with the audits and the incumbent computer vendor withdrawing a Town Council Management System in 2011, she said.”

I must say I have to agree with Tommy Koh’s facebook post that the Straits Times is biased in its reporting.

What was arguably, the most explosive testimony of Ms Howe was left out.

She said something along the lines that NCS withheld crucial data which made it impossible for the town council to work – do the audit.

Leong Sze Hian


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Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.