MND Appeal To Be Heard On 3 August

An appeal by the Ministry of National Development (MND) against a High Court decision not to appoint independent accountants to the Workers’ Party (WP)-run town council is expected to be heard on August 3.

The ministry had originally asked for an expedited appeal process with the appeal hearing to be held in the week of July 6, but Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said the appeal court’s July calendar was full.

Another consideration was that the lawyer for WP’s Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC), Mr Peter Low, will be unavailable for the next three weeks.

Presiding over an half-hour open-court session on Thursday to decide whether to grant the ministry’s request for its appeal to be fast-tracked, the Chief Justice said the August 3 date would depend on the availability of the other two Judges of Appeal who will hear the appeal as well.



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