I’m too irrate to comment rationally and there’s already an expletive filled rant going on in my head each time I read about this issue, so I will just reblog tau huay boy’s post because he says it so well. I just don’t get how management who gets paid exorbitant salaries get away with flippant comments and no real solutions. I am still turning purple over this comment, because it’s a reflection of a lack of compassion for the ordinary citizen who cannot afford to take a cab instead and will be berated by management if they are late for work just because they had to wait for a less sardine packed train they could board:
When asked if she had read the comments and blogs, SMRT chief executive Saw Phaik Hwa said with a laugh: “I’d be a very depressed person if I read every comment about me.”
“I never said that I didn’t recognise it’s crowded … I accept it’s crowded. The point is, in comparison with others, we’ve yet to push people into the train,” she said, referring to Japan and some parts of China.
I wish someone like President Obama would take on the job instead. His salary is a pittance in comparison and I’m sure he would say “Yes I can” and come up with a practical solution. We need management who genuinely care and not just give up, leaving the people, who have no other mode of affordable transport, to suffer their fate.