I am quite glad that detailed information has been provided. It’s always more reassuring to have more information than none. And I really don’t mind the inconvenience of waiting for a train as long as I don’t get stuck in one. Employers should be more understanding when their employees who take the train come to work late. Also happy that PM Lee decided to get involved showing that he takes this matter seriously. I am sure everyone gets nervous and jumpy when the PM gets involved in your operation. And I was happy about that as I think the CEO of SMRT needed to get less complacent when it comes to passenger safety. It just should not be compromised. It’s good that Singaporeans complain. If we don’t it means we except a poor standard in spite of the recent raises in the ticket fees and promises about an excellent public transportation system as we are increasingly discouraged from driving (COE, road tax etc). So thanks to all my fellow Singaporeans for voicing your concerns. Let’s not put up with lower standards when we have been promised excellence all these years and especially prior to Elections. It’s the basis on which most people vote. And it’s hard to ignore a collective voice.
If you asked me, I’d rather we excel in terms of human rights. But that’s a whole other battle. Somehow though, to me, it’s all linked.
Here are my 2 earlier posts about the situation, and my thoughts about the hardworking MRT ground staff who don’t deserve the abuse by the public. I hope it’s clear that my annoyance is with the extremely highly paid top management who have the power and not those with hardly any autonomy.