Workers’ Party: Body Of Deceased Bangladeshi AHTC Cleaner Prepared For Repatriation According To Islamic Rites With MP Faisal Manap’s Assistance

I am very sad to share that one of our dedicated Town Council cleaners from Bangladesh passed away in an incident in the course of his work yesterday morning in a bin centre near Blk 620, Bedok Reservoir Road. The Town Councillors and staff of Aljunied-Hougang Town Council extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased.

Both the Town Council and the conservancy contractor are assisting the authorities in their investigations into this incident, and it is therefore inappropriate for me to comment further at this time. I understand statements have been given to the Police and officers from the Ministry of Manpower. I will personally update everyone once the details of the incident are clear and confirmed by investigations.

In light of this incident, the Town Council management has directed all its conservancy contractors to carry out toolbox talks to their staff, and to follow up with additional safety briefings as a matter of urgency.

On a personal note, I would like to thank my colleague, the MP-elect for Aljunied GRC (Kaki Bukit) Mr Faisal Manap for offering his services at a very early stage to ensure that the body of the deceased is prepared for repatriation and burial with the appropriate Islamic rites, even though the conservancy contractor took on this responsibility without question. I would also like to extend my gratitude to my Property Manager Imran for arranging a prayer session in the days to come at our local mosque in Eunos for all our Muslim cleaners, especially those from Bangladesh who serve in the Eunos ward, as a gesture of solidarity with the family of the deceased.

The deceased leaves behind a wife and three children. Our hearts go out to them.


Dear friends,

Some of you have asked about donating to the family of the deceased worker. Thank you for your patience as the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council staff worked through the protocol for this effort.

Donors and members of the public can drop off their donations via cash or cheque (made out to “Aljunied-Hougang Town Council” and to state at the back – “For deceased worker’s family”) at any of the following offices from 10 am today until 12.30pm on the 16th January 2016:

Blk 810 Hougang Central #02-214 Singapore 530810
Blk 136 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-1413 Singapore 470136
Blk 549 Bedok North Avenue 1 #01-460 Singapore 460549
Blk 147 Serangoon North Avenue 1 #01-421 Singapore 550147
Blk 701 Hougang Avenue 2 #01-01 Singapore 530701

It is important for me to inform all potential donors that the worker is covered by a basic work injury insurance plan provided by the conservancy contractor, and the payout will be determined by the results of the investigations.

Thank you.


Source: Pritam Singh

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