The Workers Party appears to be clueless about running a GRC as its inexperience shows up once again by repainting flats in the constituency which just received a new coat of paint by the old Town Council two and a half years ago.
According to a flyer distributed to the residents by WP MP Pritam Singh, Blocks 101 to 121, 601 to 613, 613A, 613B, 614 to 618 and 625 to 629 Bedok Reservoir Road will be repainted in the next few months. Mr Pritam Singh added that residents have informed him that their flats have not been repainted for a ‘long time.’
One Aljunied resident Nurul Ayrianna Huda who lives in the one of the blocks revealed on Facebook that her flat was painted only 2.5 years ago:
“Isn’t it strange that the previous Town Council painted my Block 2.5 years ago and now the new one wants to again?? Isn’t there some kind of schedule for painting? What a waste of residents’ money!”
Mr Pritam Singh who received much flak lately for plagiarizing the works of a netizen and using it in his parliamentary speech without giving due credit, does not seem to be aware of the fact that Blocks 625 to 629 Bedok Reservoir Road had been repainted once in August 2009 while Blocks 619 to 623 which have not been repainted for a while were completely left out of his repainting plans.
HDB flats usually received a new coat of paint every five to seven years.
Just one month ago, one irate Aljunied resident Mr How emailed us to complain about the Workers Party wasting public resources in changing all the carpark sign and direction boards into the yellow and red color of the WP ‘hammer’ logo.
“I don’t understand why there is a need to change everything when they are still in working condition. How much does it cost us? And was there an open tender called?” Mr How fumed.
Another Aljunied resident Chan Choo Jun who lives in Blk 644 Bedok Reservoir Road felt WP has got all its priorities wrong:
“WP is an expert in putting up ‘wayang’ to show it is doing something, but end up wasting public resources repeating things which have been done. They should first solve the bloody RAT infestation in Bedok Reservoir instead of wasting money repainting flats just painted two years ago! If they do not know how to run a GRC, they jolly well go and ask the PAP for help! Really had enough of their nonsense! A lousy bunch of jokers!”
As expected, there are no immediate comments from the Workers Party or Aljunied-Hougang Town Council as they continue to ignore the concerns of Aljunied residents as if nothing has happened.