SMRT will continue to fail commuters because its only objective is to generate income for for PAP.
Since more than a decade ago, SMRT was already offering its services – at Singaporeans’ expense – to foreigners.
SMRT wasn’t shy at all when it comes to sacrificing local maintenance for overseas projects. In 2008, Harry Tan, Engineering VP said:
SMRT 2008 Annual Report
(Harry joined SMRT in 1996 after 22 years in the SAF.)
In 2007, Nakheel had selected SMRT Engineering as its partner to manage the operation of a 5.45 monorail in Dubai. Soon, the ecstatic clown was trumpeting this to the world:
Harry had spoken too soon. 2 years later, there was an early contract termination by Nakheel. (“SMRT Engineering dumped by Nakheel on Palm Monorail operation“) Local news reported this: “Nakheel has … to take care of its ongoing restructuring“.
(Local news as thinking Singaporeans know by now contains mostly fake news to prevent embarrassment to PAP elites and GLCs.)
In foreign news, SMRTE was reported to have been replaced by British company Serco. The reason from the horse’s mouth (Ali Lootah, Nakheel’s chairman) for the urgent replacement:
Even foreigners had felt there were safety issues with SMRT managing their rail system way back in 2010!