That the PAP government is a joke will become evident to even PAP supporters soon.
The MRT system cannot become reliable because the issue of accountability has not been addressed. Instead, leaders claimed they have confidence in fellow elite’s failure.
In a democratic country, the cow-prits would have been taken to task donkey years ago.
But in demoncratic Singapore, we have one Law Minister who has confidence in his failed colleague and a PM issuing motherhood statements. CNA
Commuters should be wary of PAP’s propaganda and understand that PAP is merely interested in preserving its tattered image. Worse disruptions akan datang.
“It will take time to improve the train system ..”
“.. and there will be more hurdles to clear along the way.”
Perhaps PM should’ve just been upfront with commuters: It may take forever as we currently do not have any solution.
PM Lee: “There are lessons to be learned from the recent problems on the MRT network …”.
But major disruptions are not “recent problems”. PAP had appointed former paper general Kuek to resolve “recent problems” 5 years ago. Another former paper general was also roped in as LTA CEO last year.
PM Lee: “We have made progress, but …”.
The natural aristocrat has again repeated another half truth in the hope that this will eventually become a fact to commuters. Perhaps the entire cabinet should throw in their weight behind PM Lee?
PM Lee: ” .. improving train reliability is a very complicated problem, ..”.
Well, if running a train system is easy peasy, then LTA CEO would not have to be paid between $500k and $1 million, MOT minister $1.7 million and Desmond Kuek $2.3 million in 2015.
PM Lee: ” .. but the organisations need to be strengthened to deliver consistent high performance.”
Problem is, our MRT system has been delivering consistently poor performance for 1 decade despite organisations having more resources and increasing the salaries of top management.
Like Khaw and other PAP elites who do not commute by train, PM Lee kept asserting that our MRT system has improved but somehow commuters just don’t seem to realise this:
“And while efforts to improve the train network are showing results, it does not feel like that to the public“.
To applause from PAP members, PM Lee confirmed he will continue to support our failed MOT minister: “I want Boon Wan and his team to know that they have our full support and confidence, ..”.
When leaders continue to live in ivory towers and refused to even address the issue of accountability or acknowledge the severity of MRT issues, it will take more than a miracle to right our MRT system.
But with the PM supporting failure as if all else didn’t matter, we’d better ask Tin Pei Ling for her profound thoughts and hope that PM Lee hasn’t jinxed the system. 😦