The Singapore Democratic Party unveiled its Bukit Batok Town Council Transition Team at a press conference on 10 April 2016. The mission of the Bukit Batok Town Council Transition Team is to ensure the smooth transfer of the Town Council from its predecessor.
Drawing on their respective expertise, the Team will oversee the hiring of key professionals while monitoring the progress and deadlines as stated in the SDP Town Council Plan.
Some crucial milestones for the Team include:
The taking over of the physical office
Balance Sheet as of cut-off (cash/bank balances/assets and liabilities)
Balances of management funds, sinking funds, levies
Accounts receivables and their age
Historical government grants by the mix and composition of housing and flat types
Existing contracts for estate management
The Bukit Batok Town Council Transition Team:
Wong Hong Koon is a highly qualified and experienced Chartered Accountant in private practice. Mr Wong has held several positions and has worked as a financial analyst and accountant with Qantas Airways’ Head Office in Sydney, Australia. He has worked with Dr Tan Cheng Bock at the Citizens’ Consultative Committee (CCC) at Ayer Rajah and Mr Goh Chok Tong at the CCC and Residents’ Committee (RC) at Marine Parade.
Yeo Yeu Yong is the CEO and Chairman of Primech Services International Ltd, an international facilities management, property development and construction company. He is also the Chairman of Advance Environmental Services and Engineering Pte Ltd and AESE Real Estate Pte Ltd. Mr Yeo started his career journey as a maintenance supervisor with Jurong Town Corporation in the 70’s. His experience includes the management of a Building Construction Authority registered company that provided estate management services to Town Councils such at Redhill (now Tanjong Pagar), Sembawang, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Marine Parade, Tampines, East Coast, Jalan Besar, Pasir Ris-Punggol, Aljunied, Ang Mo Kio, Brickworks and Clementi-West Coast.
K. Siva Sankaran is the Owner and Director of East West Supplies Pte Ltd. For 20 years, the company has been trading in building materials, metals and textiles. Prior to starting his own business, Mr Siva was General Manager of a large international trading firm for 17 years. His experience also includes internal auditing at PSA and accountancy.
Peter Cuthbert Low is the founder and Managing Director of Peter Low LLC, and a past President of the Law Society of Singapore. Mr Low has 37 years of litigation experience in civil, criminal and family law. Besides legal work, Mr Low also believes in giving back to society. His work with MARUAH as a founding member is one of his many gifts to the community.