Category Archives: SMRT/SBS TRANSIT

Dont be fooled by SMRT, non-rail profits may more than offset rail losses

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New SMRT CEO TKSS about improving public transportation

Former paper general turned SMRT CEO Neo Kian Hong has continued to treat commuters as idiots. Neo has tried to impress upon Singaporeans that the no-medicine-can-help SMRT could be improved under his leadershit. Instead of addressing the “deep-seated (military) cultural issues” in … Continue reading

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SMRT Comms Chief Margaret Teo just sabo her colleague arrested for drink driving

SMRT VP for corporate communications Margaret Teo has mastered the art of flipping prata super fast. With regard to a SMRT senior executive arrested for drink driving, SMRT “asked for privacy for its staff member, who is reportedly SMRT Trains … Continue reading

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Arrested SMRT Trains COO a super SAF scholar?

I refer to ST article “SMRT Trains chief operations officer Alvin Kek arrested for drink driving at Woodlands Checkpoint”. ST: “Prior to his employment at SMRT, Mr Kek spent 14 years with the Singapore Armed Forces, where he was a … Continue reading

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SMRT “Reserved CEO” selection process similar to PAP’s “Reserved Presidency”

2 days ago, SMRT announced that a new CEO had been found after a “global search”. (ST) No details were given and this naturally raised suspicions that SMRT had lied.  This was because the new CEO will be another former … Continue reading

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If you voted for regular MRT disruptions, then don’t KPKB OK?

Like clockwork, another MRT disruption occurred during rush hour this morning. CNA Most disruptions happen when trains are running at peak frequency, ie during peak hour. Commuters were delayed since 7.50am – for up to 25 minutes – until 10.20am before service … Continue reading

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Nakheel had safety issues with SMRT Engineering in 2010, early contract termination

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 … Continue reading

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SMRT should not disclose ‘fake’ statistics to fool Singaporeans

Like the government, SMRT is extremely desperate to increase revenue. SMRT has now gone to the extent of disclosing ‘fake’ figures to hoodwink the public that fares need to be increased. These are its key financial and operating data in … Continue reading

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SMRT: Due to lower increase in rail ridership/revenue, MRT fares must be increased

Regardless of a screwed-up MRT system, the government is hell-bent on increasing fares. This is because every government agency/GLC providing public goods/services is managed on a cost-recovery basis.  Since billions have been spent on a poorly maintained MRT system, PAP … Continue reading

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Privatisation of SMRT leads to poor governance, enriches PAP cronies

Poor governance at SMRT should worry Singaporeans. After throwing billions in tax dollars at SMRT – prior to privatization – the company has become more opaque and no longer discloses material information in its annual report. In fact, SMRT has engaged … Continue reading

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