Minister Chan Chun Sing has made a clarification statement in Parliament on 10 March 2022 regarding the Agri-Food Innovation Park (AFIP) incident. As the developing agency in charge of the AFIP project, JTC Corporation (JTC) apologises unreservedly for the incident.
2. JTC has cooperated fully with the National Parks Board (NParks), Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) and Police in their investigations into the AFIP incident. As part of the Public Service, JTC expects all its officers to conduct themselves with professionalism and integrity. The conduct of the two JTC officers fell short of this expectation.
3. Given the findings, the JTC Board of Directors will convene a disciplinary panel to consider appropriate disciplinary actions against the officers involved, as well as their senior supervisors if they had been in breach of their duties.
4. Mr. Tan Chong Meng, Chairman of JTC Corporation, said, “This is a serious incident and JTC acknowledges the lapses. JTC will remedy our shortcomings and improve our processes. We will tighten the execution of projects and compliance with rules, and ensure that JTC officers uphold the highest standards of integrity and governance in carrying out their duties. The Board will look into whether those involved may have breached their duties, and hold them accountable with appropriate disciplinary actions.”