Train Delays, Commuters Khaw-Beh-Khaw-Boo

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By Kumaran Pillai

There was much ado about our transport system that it almost felt like we were watching reality TV yesterday. And it’s not just the Lee family feud that is gripping this nation’s headlines, Khaw managed to step into the limelight this week, sharing the #1 spot.

I have lost track of the number of train breakdowns in recent weeks – from trains up in smoke to signalling delays, to faulty supervision systems, to commuters falling onto the tracks – there is an entire smorgasbord of things that can go wrong should you ever decide to take the train.

Our transport minister, Khaw Boon Wan, on the other hand blames the main stream media for hyping it. He has in fact been drumming into our heads that the train system is three times more reliable and that the state-run-media has gone tabloid.

Khaw is not alone when it comes to throwing smoke at us – each year at the SMRT annual general meeting, Desmond Quek, CEO of SMRT, has been reiterating that the train system is more reliable these days. He said that the Mean Kilometres between Failure has improved:

The Mean Kilometres between Failure (MKBF) for delays lasting more than 5 minutes, a key international metric used to measure rail reliability, has improved from 65,000 km in 2012 on the NSEWL to 140,000 km at the end of last year. With our ongoing efforts, this has further improved to 154,000 km as at end-June 2016. It is the best performance rate on record in our history, despite ageing and intensified usage.

ST doing “damage control”

No confidence in numbers

But commuters and critics are not buying it. Mano Sabnani, former editor of Business Times, once said, “Everyone had to go back to buses. They appear to be more reliable than trains these days!”

Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) economist and senior lecturer Walter Theseira said it is quite difficult for the public to reconcile their train disruption experiences with the statistics provided by the Government, which claims that overall rail reliability has improved.

“There seems to be a mismatch between what we read and what we experience,” said Leong Hze Hian, president of Maruah. “The government needs to do more to restore confidence in our transport system.”

Leong also commented that the statistics probably rely on data outside the signalling test periods which causes much of the delays. Hence, the train performance and government statistics is designed to make it look good.

Currently, breakdowns are computed based on 5 minutes delay and during peak hours even a one-minute delay is a long time, which can quickly cause massive crowds, adding more strain to the system, Leong said.

Employees show up late

There is business cost to train delays – companies need to cope with employees coming in late every morning and in fact some of our interns are blaming the transport minister for turning up late and attribute it to signalling delays. Some of them are of course habitually late and no transport system, however good, can solve this problem.

Population growth

Some observers say that the breakdowns are due to increased strain on our transport system. Our population has been growing rapidly since year 2000 from 4M to its current 5.6M but the infrastructure has not been able to keep up with the increased demands.

Despite all the fuss on social media about the breakdowns, over 70% of respondents think that we have a good transport system according to a survey conducted by Blackbox in July 2017.  It’ll be interesting to see whether the number will decline for August.

For those living in the heartlands, the train system is the fastest way to get to work and with soaring property prices in downtown area, the option of living closer to their offices is out. Cars are also too expensive and it is out of reach for many.

It is a daily grind for many commuters and count your lucky stars if you get to work or school on time.

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761 comments

  1. No lah, stuck recently, last year also wasted 2 hours, once it took 20 minutes to reach 4 stations, another time aircon suddenly gone & I vomited due to suffocation, another time it stopped at every station for a few minutes, another time it moved to & fro……..very exasperated

  2. Rudy Ajigo says:

    Robert Kuek,
    His body language
    (moody face) and stand position macham paikia tell all..
    Minister’s like Chan SS, Wong CM, Lawrence Wong and others take turn to volunteer take over Khaw BW task, will it be better?

  3. Dennis Yeo says:

    Please cm & experience the pain of commuters early in the morning & don’t drive since keep promoting to take the public transports. Don’t just talk & never had the chance to suffer the pain together…

  4. Juju Kwan says:

    I have nothing against him personally. I m not sure what info n report did he gets from SMRT that he comes to such conclusion.

    I m the end user – I know how reliable is the system. I feel more frustrated these 3 years more than last time. So how can it be reliable???

    Whenever I need to travel on the train, I have to go out with the mentality – it will take longer than usual to reach destination – no more predicted time anymore. Or will it “breakdown” (always with the hope – don’t happen to me please). So is this called “reliable”?

    Minister, don’t trust report given to u – trust yourself – use the train.

  5. 许炮。。表示地铁。漏水。。漏油。。漏电。都不是大问题。。为什么人民要。。小题大做。。他已要求展开调查。2030年后。就有答案。所以请给他和那郭木豺。时间来解决

  6. Tan Bert says:

    Have they put enough effort n money into the system to rectify it? Or their concerns is only to make $$$$!!! This particular Year has been a great blow to our country with mistakes done by OUR GREAT MAN!!! Nowadays.. I fun feel proud when foreigners ask me if I’m a SINGAPOREAN. cos they will start asking you questions like.. How are the siblings now? Has HE regain good terms with AH TIONG?.. So on n do forth….

  7. Tan Bert says:

    Please dun put all the blame on him… He is carry the predecessor’s shit!!! Make mistakes she can just fuck off from Office n bring tonnes of money back to her hometown!

  8. Tan Bert says:

    Please dun put all the blame on him… He is carry the predecessor’s shit!!! Make mistakes she can just fuck off from Office n bring tonnes of money back to her hometown!

  9. Tan Bert says:

    I think he’s getting old… Maybe more breakdowns than MRT! Get him replace please. We can’t afford to have inefficient people with HIGH salary!!! Our country is a Business Centre right? No good have to replace ASAP!!!

    1. Losheah He says:

      No more talented people to replace him already. The real talented one run away already. That’s why he can ya ya. Do you think we should hire a FT to replace him.

  10. Samuel Lee says:

    This is how disconnected they are with the common men and women… We are feeling the heat and taking the brunt of their mistakes while they remain comfortable in their towers, totally boh chap of what’s really going on…

  11. Blame breakdowns to signaling test, sure statistics become better. A fairer way is to add back the average rate of breakdown before signaling test, assuming all things being equal. Smart nation should not play with numbers using data science

  12. Singaporean no point on complaining. Vote wisely on next election. All ur complaints are heard on deaf ears.The government knows that singaporean like to complains but later all is quite.Easy to say barking dogs never bite

  13. YewPyng Ng says:

    Use of ‘reliable’ to describe the train condition is very misleading. Khaw should describe the condition as 3x less breakdown compare to 5 years ago; show people there are good improvements although still far from satisfactory. Also, explain why new line breakdown and who should be held accountable; don’t bullshit, just honest explanation and nail those accountable, regardless how big their chairs now.

  14. Tan Mika says:

    Ya it true some of the facilty on MRT are better compare to last time but now the breakdown interval is too often and cause alot of problem if this breakdown is solve then I will fully agreed with you as for now I just had to waste some of my time ya.

  15. It is against common sense n observation that SMRT has improved 3x as claimed as Minister Khaw. Asked those who were late for their PSLE Oral examinations, whether they agree with u, Minister. Stastitics when studied wrong can produce hilarious conclusion. The sadness is we are not amused.

  16. This KBW you talking bullish lucky this sg if other country u already down on the earth.Do you know how many ppl been late from work n they also have cancel appt cos of train break down please do something about it.

  17. Chris Lee says:

    I think it’s best to raise the amount of fines for each breakdown. Only this will help to improve further, this case is similar to throwing cigarette butts in public area and fine can be heavy in this instance

  18. Dennis Kee says:

    He is very smart!!! He stop at reliability. But didn’t say in what aspect, in smooth service or in breakdown.

    姜是老的辣,留下后路, 老油条。

  19. This idiot should change his name to pai pei wan, kept talking cock but never really get the work done and paid millions of dollars just for talking cock. I don’t mind to be curse by others as long as I talk cock for millions of dollars and not concerned if it works or not. Is there any more vacancies for such job, I’ll apply for it too

  20. KBW I suppose he is still in his dream world. Mrt problems are getting worse all these days. Problems cannot be solved and giving all kinds of bullshit excuses. Please just say that you cannot fix it.

  21. I pity on the victims.children’s taking exam are late .others going to work have to answer their boss.we have to pay back time to co due to lateness.Pls take mrt everyday then u know how we felt.

  22. Li Li Chua says:

    You know how the current POTUS is living in a delusional state? Same here! Dear Minister, The first step to correcting a state is admission of wrong! Don’t let your scholarly advisors give u numbers that hide the truth. We all know how you can cut statistics to show the picture you want to show.

  23. Jasen Lee says:

    Tmr morning wake up at at 5am. Go Jurong Bird Park and Talk to the Birds.
    The Birds are more Intelligent than you. They might able to help you think of more excuses. Cock Head!

  24. Joe Lim says:

    Just wondering if the mrt will break down again tomorrow or the day after or the whole week, please let the commuters know in advance so we can make out own contingency plans by NOT taking mrt… we shud let the trains run empty and lower your mrt profits ….

  25. Joe Lim says:

    It’s hard to believe a single word from KBW speech as the frequency of breakdowns is much worse now, than 5 years ago or more, BEFORE mrt decided to go into RETAIL business …. it seems diversifying the CORE business of providing transport for the masses and ensuring stringent maintenance of the tracks and trains, it’s now concentrating on retail business in the stations, along and below the tracks etc….

    Having constant breakdowns is creating a very disruptive work culture for the common people …
    Of course the Elite people can’t be bothered with this issues because they drive or are driven. The Elite dun have to work hard to make ends meet, or ensure their kids arrive in school safely and on time.
    Singapore has come to the bridge where the Elite and Common people stand on opposite ends of the bridge .. it’s a matter of time that the Elite will burn this bridge to separate the commoner from them.

  26. You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time……Abraham Lincoln

  27. He is self praising himself pls don’t give urself credits of abilities in the society let the publuc praise u u would be wonder to know the world would consult u as the consultant in the nee country is shame every posting to ur careers in charge given oyr citizens sorrow and miserable life to carried on very shameful of sellf esteem think u have sufficient in fund in Swiss Bank u tender ur post. I believe ur a strong BUDDHISM Karma will implenented into ur body soul and retribution will contribute within ur family etc

  28. In the past SMRT will be penalized by a fine but now with so many breakdown, what is the authority going to do abt it, instead of getting better it’s getting worse KBW don’t you think you have to step down.

    1. Losheah He says:

      Last time SMRT and this time SMRT is different.This time SMRT is owned by Temasek. How to fine ?. Now , who is the Transport Minister?.Now the trains arrived an hour late and you complain. His reply to you is , your clock or watch is slow. Even the whole island train system is down he still can stays at home and poon pi pi..We cant do anything to him. He is now a member of a BIG FAMILY.

  29. Paul Foo says:

    30% of Singaporeans are not spoilt. We expect Transport minister & CEO of Smrt to perform according to the millions they are being paid. We don’t pay peanuts to get monkeys.

  30. Forgive KBW, for he not know what he’s doing.
    I think HL dare not press him cos KBW may suffer a relapse of stroke… It’s bn a while ever since he’d his $8 bypass…
    What if KBW cannot stand the pressure & stressed to another fatal stroke?

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    Amrin Jofri ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Wow so many comment and feedback about this damn mrt. Have to add a piece of my mind too… I take the EastWest train every morning from Pasir Ris and the platform is always jammed pack, not a train in sight. The sign says 3 mins, but do you notice the 3 mins can be 5 to 6 mins long. Now the waiting time is 7 to 9 mins, and when the train comes it will be packed to the door. Prior to improvement to the mrt as a whole, there’s always a train at the station, if one train left another train will be at the next platform. Nowadays there are no train at the station after one leaves, then the long wait
    Is the mrt not having enough trains, I’ve seen some 20 years old train still running

  32. S.C. Phun says:

    What KBW is trying to tell us is that he did a better job than previous minister but forget to understand that it is still fucking up. His famous words will be “affordable”.

  33. I have met some people who are living in a different reality. But they don’t concern us. If however a key leader whose view affects our daily lives and also living in a different reality from us, either he has to wake up or we have to be shaken so we are living in the same realm together.

  34. What’s new with this cowharakiri $8mdmbutterfly munuster ? as usual throw smoke with statistic……the last time was what technical jargon ….”non quality related crack ” ??
    Pattern chuz Kar liao except fur solution …..

  35. You should take a look at Beijing MRT system. 45 seconds interval for the next train during peak hours. No accident and very few breakdowns. They really do an incredible job.

  36. So many people given their painful feedbacks to govt….we cant be wrong in our experience !….so instead of praising your improvement it still doesnt meet the SPECS n EFFECTIVENESS that the trains are meant to deliver…instead of benchmark to the weakened past you should deliver clear comparison and gaps in NOT MEETING target SPECS n target EFFECTIVENESS….its for your citizens of Singapore !

  37. This Minister is smoking something….. Who was the minister of transport from 1990 -2008…Please bring that guy back and sack this bugger…THE TRAIN IS RELIABLY BREAKING DOWN….GET IT

  38. Jimmy Lee says:

    Running out of patient!! Fucking KBG you talk alot of rubbish recently. Sick of listening to your explanation. Talk smart if not keep your f mount stut, just collect your salary.

  39. Don’t take us like a “Sucker”…
    U hv earn million$$$, juz go back to Penang!
    We don’t need u here, better still perform the ritual of Harakiri…

  40. He say like HDB affordable price also say $8 heart treatments now say what also don’t know , to him hand all talk easy and cannot understand, ha ha ha

  41. Peter Ong says:

    They doing testing and already forewarned this might happen! What’s the big deal? The testing is a necessary pain like labour pain to go through! Your wife got labour pain you got kpkb?

  42. Johnny Tan says:

    It cost American employers $947m in missing output for just 20min when workers stop work to gaze at the eclipse. How much has it cost us for these daily breakdowns?????

    1. Losheah He says:

      Late LKY used to say we cannot compare with other countries , we are different . When we look around us , everything copy from others. Only one thing dares not to follow. Other country Ministers take full responsibility when things went wrong by Harakiri but not in sg. Yet still try to find excuses. All b cos of $$$$$$$$$.

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    Alan Wong ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    What to expect? Were we not already warned 6.9 Million population was the target ? They have to achieve the target by hook or by crook, otherwise it would not be sustainable to pay their million dollar salaries besides our GST & CC subsidies, etc., just like those Ponzi schemes.

    So our Ministers are basically asking us what is there to complain, when we are also given part of the cake to eat however small that piece of cake may be ?

  44. It’s so tough to manage the expectations of spoilt Singaporeans!

    Maybe Opposition can do a better job!? Or maybe some Singaporean?

    Can only criticize but cannot do the job!

    1. Peter Loh you’re the one who assumed thousands are affected and and it’s a big deal

      So I’m asking how many thousands and how you know it is a big deal? You have proof?

    2. Peter Loh says:

      So it is clear from the comment you made and your denial that it is serious, that you are not speaking honestly and that’s = NO INTEGRITY. SIMPLE enough?

    3. Peter Loh who? you are the frightened one!

      You think I boast then come jump with me lah. See who no balls. I’ll invite James and Cliff to come and see you jump, IF YOU DARE TO TURN UP!

      Wahahahahaha! Sucker! Stupid old man with NO INTEGRITY!

    4. Peter Loh says:

      Send lor…no big deal…ah this one than is real no big deal and NOT THE MRT breakdown which blinded plp cannot see clearly and report correctly.

    5. Peter Loh says:

      who is frighten of a person of NO INTEGRITY lke michael boy boy? You will have more to answer for including boasting about jumping from mbs…you will be the laughing stock man.

    6. Peter Loh says:

      What utter rubbish NO INTEGRITY michael boy boy…IT IS CLEAR that you denied the severity of the breakdowns just because you are not affected like the minister and ceo while ignoring the severe impact on others..certainly it shows you do not have the INTEGRITY to admit the truth on the ground but denies it. So clear and yet cannot see, blind fox.

    7. Peter Loh really ah! Good lah! Why you copy cat if you’re not frightened and scared?

      Wahahahahaha! You’re worried I send it to them you have to explain yourself!!!!!

      Wahahahahaha! Sucker! Gotcha!

    8. Peter Loh who cares where it came from. You started it and denied, you lied.

      I’m not doing it to scare you not frightened you, just doing it for fun.

      Which nursery rhymes have the line “later let your mother slap then you know”!? Such bad English

    9. Peter Loh says:

      I will never deny what I say, not like you who claimed breakdown is no big deal when it truly affect thousands negatively. So who is the one with NO INTEGRITY, michael boy boy?

    10. Peter Loh says:

      Michael G R Lum oh I’m so frightened…who was the one to copy cat…that’s a children’s nursery rhyme you bodoh, whereas yours is a clear reference to my mother…who is the one who stoop so low?

    11. Peter Loh you talk like you were affected! Like you know because you were there!

      Asked you for proof how many times you experienced personally and you cannot show!

      Then now talk big like you know from photos and assumed how fellow Singaporeans felt!

      You think you have integrity because you talk like you know!?

      Don’t be Stupid old man with NO INTEGRITY!

    12. Peter Loh says:

      What utter rubbish NO INTEGRITY michael boy boy…IT IS CLEAR that you denied the severity of the breakdowns just because you are not affected like the minister and ceo while ignoring the severe impact on others..certainly it shows you do not have the INTEGRITY to admit the truth on the ground but denies it. So clear and yet cannot see, blind fox.

    13. Peter Loh really! you don’t believe you ask your mother.

      Cannot take the heat ah. You want prove you’re the one who involve mother first is it?

      Stupid old man with NO INTEGRITY!

    14. Peter Loh says:

      Where got my mom, you are seeing ghost or what or too sleepy until dreaming. Don’t make up things lah and tell lies michael boy boy…stooping to lower than basement level..again showing what kind of character you are. bodoh peh kambing. The first person to involve mother…very good. All can see. I never go to that low level one.

    15. Peter Loh right! You finally admitted! Only those who agree has integrity and those who do not don’t have!

      Spend whole night denying this is what you mean for what!

      Finally slipped up! Your mom should be so proud of you now.

    16. Peter Loh says:

      Basically you are a plp and NO INTEGRITY who deny that what’s happening with the breakdown negatively affect and impact thousands who just want a smooth ride to work to make a living to look after their families in an increasingly expensive place to live. WAKE UP from your dream michael, too much jumping and it seems more and more of your brain is being left behind with every leap!

    17. Peter Loh you don’t say something new then just log off. Otherwise your mother slap you and she will have to drop by and apologize to me on your behalf.

      Stupid old man with NO INTEGRITY!

    18. Peter Loh says:

      Finally, you are coming to your senses and want to understand the REAL SITUATION. That is the right thing to do. Don’t just shoot your foul mouth with stupid unreal comment about it being no big deal. Glad yoiu are learning your lesson, good boy michael.

    19. Peter Loh says:

      Basically you are a plp and NO INTEGRITY who deny that what’s happening with the breakdown negatively affect and impact thousands who just want a smooth ride to work to make a living to look after their families in an increasingly expensive place to live. WAKE UP from your dream michael, too much jumping and it seems more and more of your brain is being left behind with every leap!

    20. Peter Loh says:

      And do read the feedback and comments on this site too as most express frustration with the breakdown as it is a BIG DEAL unlike your NO INTEGRITY no big deal. Got read or not?

    21. Peter Loh scare says scare lah too scare to learn the real truth instead of the assumption you have?

      No need tan ku ku lah. You said breakdown so often, one will happen soon enough.

      No worries, I know where to find you. But I’ll shoot a video if I have to drag your sorry ass to go with me. Stupid old man with NO INTEGRITY!

    22. Peter Loh says:

      For people like you must repeat many many many times than get into your thick numbskull head mah…tiok bo michael boy boy. Still never thank me…wahahahah

    23. Peter Loh says:

      Coming along…who are you? A callous NO INTEGRITY ass wants me to come along with you? tan ku ku ah. just take the video and upload can already hor. Will surely thumb up for you.

    24. Peter Loh says:

      Finally, you are coming to your senses and want to understand the REAL SITUATION. That is the right thing to do. Don’t just shoot your foul mouth with stupid unreal comment about it being no big deal. Glad yoiu are learning your lesson, good boy michael.

    25. Peter Loh yes you’ll be coming along. I will make sure you do too. I know how to find you so I’ll take you with me.

      Why you keep repeating? Nothing else to say ah Stupid old man with NO INTEGRITY!

    26. Peter Loh says:

      Yes, that’s better michael boy boy go and see the breakdown and then you will know for sure it is BIG DEAL and not like what you said dishonestly that it is no big deal. Very good boy…like that is good go and learn the truth and speak the real thing ah not the bedek one.

    27. Peter Loh says:

      so stupid, my mother sleeping already lah, want to bluff also must be smart lah, oh I forget you are actually really stupid and again show it here with this idiotic comment. right michael?

    28. Peter Loh oh you mean your mother slapped you, Stupid old man with NO INTEGRITY!

      Wait ah, yes, your mom just texted me to say she slapped you for being stupid and NO INTEGRITY.

    29. Peter Loh says:

      Go and see the breakdown…then you’ll understand it is BIG DEAL. You are talking empty talk when you don’t know what is really happening bodoh.

    30. Peter Loh says:

      You never read the comments here how Singaporeans are badly affected…and don’t copy cat lah NO INTEGRITY…later let your mother slap then you know…wahahah

    31. Peter Loh what is just go and see the next time? What you talking about? Cannot write properly!

      Stupid old man with NO INTEGRITY!

      You’re slipping. Pass your bedtime huh!?

    32. Peter Loh don’t talk big lah. Like you know anything about why fellow Singaporeans think or felt!

      YOU DRIVE AND YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN CAUGHT IN A BREAKDOWN YOURSELF!

      Stupid old man with NO INTEGRITY!

    33. Peter Loh don’t talk cock lah. You go I go! No balls to do anything but just yak yak yak and you think you’re important!
      Stupid old man with NO INTEGRITY and worse, make use of fellow Singaporeans to push your own agenda!

    34. Peter Loh says:

      And do read the feedback and comments on this site too as most express frustration with the breakdown as it is a BIG DEAL unlike your NO INTEGRITY no big deal.

    35. Peter Loh you don’t know reel life take reference from real life?

      When you assumed you make an ass out of you and me. So I don’t assume anything because I wouldn’t want to you to feel you’re an ass more than you already are

    36. Peter Loh I don’t know you but I know how to find you! You think only you can ‘csi’! Lol!

      And when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me! Don’t omit the last part leh! wanna cheat? NO INTEGRITY!

    37. Peter Loh says:

      Age is all in the mind what is 45 or 25? Your kind of mentality, no wonder lah from beginning already confirm when people are affected it is no big deal to you.

    38. Peter Loh where were you when it happened? Were you there too? Affected by the breakdown? Is that why you think you know how fellow Singaporean felt?

      Where were you when it happened? You got video to prove it?

      I’m asking you the same way you ask me. And you sidetrack it repeatedly. NO INTEGRITY?

    39. Peter Loh says:

      You are assuming michael that makes you an ASS. Don’t know me don’t pretend lah. From the beginning you have proven yourself NO INTEGRITY, and worst NO EMPHATY, I no associate with your kind

    40. Peter Loh says:

      haha…your final comment confirms no more point lor now getting personal personal lor…look in the mirror lah michael boy boy…the boastful mbs…base jump…wahahah…lmao….NO INTEGRITY, don’t know what’s really happening and say no big deal. Jumping out of a plane is the real no big deal, ah ma also can do lah..

    41. Peter Loh who needs your approval!? You think you’re sole big deal?!

      Go stuck that thumb of yours up your ass and suck it after that!

      You think you’re some big deal I need your approval!? Stupid old man trying to make something out of nothing to feel self important!

    42. Peter Loh says:

      WAKE UP michael boy boy and open your eyes to reality of the breakdowns and don’t say it is no big deal. If you think so, say it to the crowd stucked in the train and on the over crowded platform, that then is real guts and having balls. Do that next breakdown and send me the video and and I thumb up to you. This is better than jumping here and there like a toad.

    43. Peter Loh says:

      adapted and live…..sure lah when on main stream media and no choice. Guess you haven’t read the comments and feedback here on this site ah…how stupid can one be….believing everything the mainstream media play….lol

    44. Peter Loh says:

      For reality and to wake up from your slumber, go and see the breakdown next time. Don’t just comment, no big deal, when you do not know what’s REALLY happening ah boy boy michael…or next time you maybe spanked ah.

    45. Eadric Ng you tell it to that Peter Loh!

      He doesn’t take trains but make use of what he thinks Singaporean think and he say he empathize and therefore he has integrity!

    46. Peter Loh says:

      Guess you were under a big fat toad when the breakdown happened last week. Or you are just denying the truth. That’s you michael not owning up to the truth.

    47. Peter Loh don’t talk cock lah! You’re nothing but a sad old man who is trying to think you’re someone or something.

      Show me proof of your claims!

      But don’t forget about the jump next weekend. I know where to find you

    48. Peter Loh says:

      How you know I have not experienced it? Don’t assume, it makes an ASS of you michael boy boy NO INTEGITY. Ah again using bad language, showing your character again….look at the mirror michael to see a callous, selfish NO INTEGRITY. Facts before your eyes but you are blind to it. You choose not to see reality and the negative impact of the breakdown and deny it = NO INTEGRITY.

    49. Peter Loh you’re the one! Up to this point you have not provided nor cite any facts! Just talk rot like you know

      And you think because you empathize, you are a big deal!

      You’ve not experienced it yourself and you say I have not integrity!

      What a prick you are! Another self serving self entitled MF taking advantage of a situation to push your own agenda so you can feel you’re something!

      Talk when you can provide or cite facts! Otherwise go stick your integrity talk to those of your kind.

      You can talk to my ✋ until you provide facts to back up your talk old man!

    50. Peter Loh says:

      Remember Remember to go and see for yourself the impact and talk to some of the commuters, hear their point of view then see if Big deal or not.

    51. Eadric Ng says:

      Why is it the transport ministers fault? The fault should lie with smrt. The only thing people are annoyed about is all the seemingly ridiculous statements the minister /ministry puts out.

      That being said , smrt should start looking into it more seriously, being a pte company and all… But oh wait……

    52. Peter Loh says:

      WAKE UP michael boy boy and open your eyes to reality of the breakdowns and don’t say it is no big deal. If you think so, say it to the crowd stucked in the train and on the over crowded platform, that then is real guts and having balls. Do that next breakdown and send me the video and and I thumb up to you. This is better than jumping here and there like a toad.

    53. Peter Loh says:

      So, Basically you are a plp and NO INTEGRITY who deny that what’s happening with the breakdown negatively affect and impact thousands who just want a smooth ride to work to make a living to look after their families in an increasingly expensive place to live. WAKE UP from your dream michael, too much jumping and it seems more and more of your brain is being left behind with every leap!

    54. Peter Loh says:

      Your questions again shows you are NOT interested about those affected and only here to plp and show off. Such questions show you have NO INTEGRITY when it is all over the place. So who is the one not keeping up with the news?

    55. Peter Loh I don’t know how many man hours lost nor how many kids going for exams affected. You have facts to cite?

      How many hours you lost and how many of your kids affected?

    56. Peter Loh says:

      No big deal? How many man hours lost? KIds going for exams affected? And so much incovenience and negative impact and NO big deal? REALLY? Just shows how callous you are michael boy boy.

    57. Peter Loh so I go experience the breakdown, but what if I still think is no big deal after that? No integrity again because I don’t agree?

      Don’t talk big and use ‘fellow Singaporean’ as your shield to push you own agenda.

      Btw, how many breakdown have you experienced personally and can you cite the dates and verify you were actually there??

    58. Peter Loh you tried to sidetrack not me lah. You can’t see ah? Remember, you’re the one who challenged me to ride 50km with you and you can do it faster you said. You forgot???

      So who sidetracked?

    59. Peter Loh says:

      ON jumping answer was given…so no need to keep boasting anymore ah. Do make it a point to go and get real regarding the breakdown and its negative impacts on fellow Singaporeans. Thi is the issue at hand and you are trying to side track. WAKE UP michael and you might just regain your INTEGRITY.

    60. Peter Loh says:

      ON jumping answer was given…so no need to keep boasting anymore ah. Do make it a point to go and get real regarding the breakdown and its negative impacts on fellow

    61. Peter Loh you also cannot understand I didn’t deny the breakdowns but instead think it is not a big deal.

      So you’re saying you’re STUPID too because you can’t grasp that!? I see! Say so lah! Don’t act smart when you’re stupid

    62. Peter Loh says:

      So do go and learn the truth the next time there is a breakdown and see the choas and disruption for real and don’t imagine and make stupid untruthful statement ah boy boy michael.

    63. Peter Loh says:

      Basically you are a plp and NO INTEGRITY who deny that what’s happening with the breakdown negatively affect and impact thousands who just want a smooth ride to work to make a living to look after their families in an increasingly expensive place to live. WAKE UP from your dream michael, too much jumping and it seems more and more of your brain is being left behind wiht every leap!

    64. Peter Loh and you’re a old man and a hypocrite who think you empathize and therefore you have integrity. Don’t talk cock lah! You’re just another idiot who is all talk and no balls, talk just to make yourself think you’re smart and assume highly of yourself. Self serving prick, Peter Loh that’s what you are!

    65. Peter Loh says:

      Basically you are a plp and NO INTEGRITY who deny that what’s happening with the breakdown negatively affect and impact thousands who just want a smooth ride to work to make a living to look after their families in an increasingly expensive place to live. WAKE UP from your dream michael, too much jumping and it seems more and more of your brain is being left behind wiht every leap!

    66. Peter Loh says:

      Basically you are a plp and NO INTEGRITY who deny that what’s happening with the breakdown negatively affect and impact thousands who just want a smooth ride to work to make a living to look after their families in an increasingly expensive place to live. WAKE UP from your dream michael, too much jumping and it seems more and more of your brain is being left behind wiht every leap!

    67. Peter Loh yes they do! But HKers are not spoilt and complain like Singaporeans.

      Their system is 38 years old. The chairman of the HK railway professionals union tried to dismiss it is a big deal and said he can’t remember a similar incident in more than 10 years and it’s rare.

      The deputy chairman of the legislative council subcommittee on railway matters Mr Edward Lau Kwok Fan said the disruptions are PROBABLY signs that the rail line is ageing and MTR SHOULD STEP UP ITS MAINTENANCE!
      Wow! Meaning they don’t even realize it’s a problem yet!!!!!!!

      Our minister is much better lah, he didn’t deny and SMRT has already begun stepping up maintenance!

      And you old man Peter Loh is asking if they have more breakdowns than s’pore?! Stupid people will think they do not have!

      You think rarely?! It’s just that HKers don’t complain and cry like you do!

    68. Peter Loh says:

      wah act clever again and think I don’tknow about base jumping…..wahaha…BIG DEAL boy boy.MBS suka suka you jump….lol who you kidding. If you say Twin Tower in KL I may believe lah…there got $ sure can…MBS my toes are laughing you mean you are minister or what suka suka jump here jump there like a big fat toad? Siao ah.

    69. Peter Loh says:

      I own car and you don’t have car and I can’t afford ah….lol….wahaha..I don’t associate with people like you who deny what is clearly true.

    70. Peter Loh says:

      Wah really like to jump here and jump there….sorry I no mix with people with NO INTEGRITY. Even if free I aslo won’t go. NO thanks ah boy boy.

    71. Peter Loh says:

      So do go and learn the truth the next time there is a breakdown and see the choas and disruption for real and don’t imagine and make stupid untruthful statement ah boy boy michael.

    72. Peter Loh that also can, we go jump from MBS and land on floating platform ah. It’s called BASE jumping. I know you don’t know and dare not so you’re just saying things to run away. NO INTEGRITY ah? And you’re a coward now too! Boooooooo

      If you cannot afford, just say so. I’ll pay for your jump.

      HOW? ANY MORE EXCUSES?

    73. Peter Loh says:

      haha…forgot you are so stupid, ok lah help you…thousands lah..sorry to make you think so hard and use your limited brain power hor NO INTEGRITY…lol

    74. Peter Loh you said you drive and don’t take mrt! Check back what you said!

      If you have a car as you said you have, you can also take mrt but I can be very sure you have not experienced the breakdowns personally. And you’re just capitalizing on the reporter situation to pretend you have integrity because you empathize!

    75. Peter Loh says:

      HK system got breakdown more times than Spore? Really and guess you do not know how much more extensive and older their system is…hor NO INTEGRITY?

    76. Peter Loh says:

      Michael G R Lum skydiving…lol….waste money and time lah…want to jump Spore got alot of tall buildings. So stupid NO INTEGRITY…WAHAHAHA..

    77. Peter Loh of coz there is a difference!? Thousands mean 1000, 2000, 3000. Many, 3 is many, 4 is many, 5 also can be many!

      Old man, cannot tell the difference? Maybe pass your bedtime your brain shutting down lah

    78. Peter Loh says:

      Michael G R Lum Yah spore also had one and now their system is fix, which system is breaking down more boy boy NO INTEGRITY? SIMPLE QUESTION. but guess NO INTEGRITY can’t answer.

    79. Peter Loh no big deal lah!? I don’t experience it although I take public transport.
      You drive and you talk like you experience it and you wanna talk about integrity!

      Don’t talk big and challenge me when you don’t have the balls to do what I can do.

      SO HOW? GOING SKYDIVING WITH ME?

    80. Peter Loh says:

      Many and thousands what’t the difference, you mean only a few people affected? REALLY boy boy michael? You are in dreamland and in denial like kaw.

    81. Peter Loh says:

      WAKE UP michael boy boy and open your eyes to reality of the breakdowns and don’t say it is no big deal. If you think so, say it to the crowd stucked in the train and on the over crowded platform, that then is real guts and having balls. Do that next breakdown and send me the video and and I thumb up to you.

    82. Peter Loh no big deal mean it is happening but it’s not a big issue! You stupid ah!? Can assume no big deal mean denying it is happening!

      Confirm you’re stupid but think you’re smart!

      So now it is down to affecting so many? Thought you said ‘thousands’?!

      People’s livelihood affected then let those people tell me! You drive and you think you speak for them! Is that how you convince yourself your full of integrity!?

    83. Peter Loh says:

      Back to same stupid question when I already clarified. Kaw said less breakdowns now then 5 years ago and you agree, and this is call integrity. You are NOT only NO INTEGRITY BUT ALSO thick headed numbskull michael boy boy.

    84. Peter Loh says:

      No big deal is denying lah when it is affecting so many, so must wait for explosion then big deal, bodoh peh kambing! People’s livelihood affected NO BIG deal…show’s your mentality lah…no empathy with the common folks. Wrong assumptions, check back your own comments lah.

    85. Peter Loh so agree, lots of integrity. Don’t agree, no intergrity?!

      Well in that case the transport minister and smrt CEO has integrity lah! Coz they are saying there are breakdowns!

      Oops! Old man Peter Loh just shut himself in the foot!

      Wahahahahahahhaa!

    86. Peter Loh hey stupid old man, I didn’t say it’s not happening, I SAID IT’S NOT A BIG DEAL!

      Hey you’re getting muddled headed or what! Keep repeating the wrong assumption

    87. Peter Loh says:

      Find time to go and learn more about the breakdowns so you won’t be in denial and may gain back some of the little INTEGRITY YOU MAY STILL HAVE.

    88. Peter Loh says:

      I have already taken photos, IT IS you who need to do it as you questioned the severity of the situation when you have not experienced it and you deny the breakdowns are increasing in frequency when it is clear to most people so correct lor NO INTEGRITY! What more to say boy boy?

    89. Peter Loh ok but you go down everyday to see how often the breakdowns are ok? Take photos too.

      You are misusing the word integrity without knowing. But it’s ok, I’ll forgive you since you’re older and therefore not so smart.

    90. Peter Loh says:

      What’s the big deal jump out of a plane with parachute? LOL thousands of people have done it. Big deal and show off lah. NO effort what. NO INTEGRITY ALSO.

    91. Peter Loh says:

      So be sure next time breakdown you go to the station and open your eyes and hearts so that you can empathise with your fellow commuters made to suffer due to the incompetence of those managing the system ah boy boy NO INTEGRITY. Make sure you go ah, then you won’t come here to talk rubbish and say things that are NOT TRUE AH!

    92. Peter Loh talk big! 50km!? That’s peanuts!

      How about jumping out of a plane with me at 15,000 feet!? In case you can’t convert, that’s 4000m!

      Don’t say I talk big, if you dare, I’m going to segamat this weekend, you got balls, come along lah!

    93. Peter Loh says:

      Michael G R Lum You are not a singaporean and do not know about the incident? Whereas I’m not a HKer so must ask for source lah since you are the one using that as an example hor, like that also don’t know, boy boy NO INTEGRITY?

    94. Peter Loh says:

      Michael G R Lum Who started using vulgarity…I’m always on the ground as a common man and I’m not that old. Can easily beat you in a 50 km bike ride boy boy NO INTEGRITY

    95. Peter Loh you think you are showing empathy for fellow Singaporeans when you DRIVE and DO NOT TAKE THE TRAIN!? What a hypocrite!

      If you say what you see, then you’re blind! Because you don’t see the days where THERE ARE NO BREAKDOWNS!

    96. Peter Loh says:

      Michael G R Lum haha …. I say what I see not like you boy boy denying the massive breakdowns just because you are not affected, NO INTEGRITY and NO EMPATHY for fellow Sporeans affected by the increasingly frequent breakdowns.

    97. Peter Loh no I didn’t deny of what happened. I said, it’s not a big deal!

      Eh! You don’t know how to read ah!? Of the opinion the breakdowns are not a big deal is not the same as denying it is happening!

    98. Peter Loh I think they are. SMRT staff work round the clock to do maintenance and repairs. Who showed them any appreciation!? Certainly not you! You only know how to complain and criticize and you drive a car!

    99. Peter Loh says:

      Michael G R Lum again you don’t understand not everyone can afford it as not everyone has understanding bosses and some work on hourly rate or have to stay back if they clock in late. Sure when we are stucked we make the best of it. BUT are those responsible awaken to the reality breakdowns are occurring more now or still pretending like you, it is ok?

    100. Peter Loh no integrity if I don’t agree? Wahahahaha!

      What is clear you have no fucking clue what is integrity! Maybe you’re getting old and your brain is deteriorating

    101. Peter Loh I’m not denying the breakdowns on the alleged thousands you keep saying. And I’m still asking you for the facts.

      So you are saying because I disagree I have no integrity? Who taught you that?

    102. Peter Loh says:

      Michael G R Lum you obviously can’t read when it is clear the issue is your lack of integrity to admit the seriousness of the breakdowns! Got it now boy! NO INTEGRITY! that’s YOU Michael G R Lum!

    103. Peter Loh I don’t get frustrated because there is a breakdown. I’ll just play game on my phone or read my books. That’s what I intend to do if I ever encounter a breakdown. In fact I wanna walk on the tracks in the tunnel at least once before SMRT fixes the problem.

      Are you gonna take the trains instead of driving to feel the frustration?

    104. Peter Loh says:

      YOU sadly are blinded and brainwashed and lacking in integrity. So next time do go down to the stations affected to have a good look at reality and get off your high horse and glass castle.

    105. Peter Loh says:

      Pulling hair…lol..
      I have encountered worst x10 then you. You are NOBODY boy Michael G R Lum. Don’t act tough. You don’t need to agree. However do have basic INTEGRITY not to deny the negative impact of the breakdowns on thousands!

    106. Peter Loh well you’re thinking of embarrassing your critic to shut them up. Well, isn’t that what oppies supporters are saying the govt is doing?!

      Hmmm……no different lah. Just depends on which side of the fence you are.

      You’re really thick!

      Btw let’s save you the trouble. You can always ask James and Cliff about me. It seem we have common friends.

    107. Peter Loh says:

      Please do visit one of the stations next time there is a breakdown to open your eyes and free your brainwashed mind. Come and see and feel the frustration on the ground Michael G R Lum boy!

    108. Peter Loh says:

      If you post on FB it’s public. it’s open to anyone to challenge your stupid, moronic no logic denial of what happened with the breakdowns boy! Can’t stand the heat don’t get in the kitchen boy!

    109. Peter Loh well you are barking on my post! You can always shoo off if you don’t agree! Who invited you!?

      Why I can’t express my view? No freedom of speech? Why must I shut up because you think I should? You can’t take my view you can always chose to run along to your pals who agree with you. Then you all can ownself talk to ownself!

    110. Peter Loh says:

      HAHA…who is the one here to plp? When it is clear there are increasing breakdowns affecting many thousands of people you Michael G R Lum boy boy try to pretend and say everything OK. So who’s the one ah boy?

    111. Peter Loh go ahead. Embarrassing me to shut me up ain’t gonna work.

      Ooooo! That’s a threat yah? Is that what your employers taught you to do because they only want people to agree and get rid of anyone who doesn’t agree!?

      Well now I know who you work for. How much are they paying you?

    112. Peter Loh says:

      That’s your personal view But it is not the reality of the breakdown. KEEP your personal to yourself. Here we are talking about the massive delay last week! Since you not affected SHUT UP!

    113. Peter Loh calling me names is not gonna change the fact you’re stupid to throw words without facts to back it up!

      Perhaps you’re the one blinded and self serving to think you know the truth!

    114. Peter Loh what integrity? How does intergrity come into play? You mean I have integrity if I agree with you and none if I question you?

      I’m not denying the breakdowns and how it affect commuters, I’m saying it’s not a big deal because there are alternatives!

    115. Peter Loh why should they walk? They can afford cars!

      You or anyone else who cannot afford cars, it’s not the govt’s fault. So you walk if you can’t afford a car! Or maybe you can marry a rich wife and she will buy you a car! Or join SDP and maybe cheepanzee will let you use the party’s car!

    116. Peter Loh then it is up to those people to approach the relevant parties through their companies for compensation.

      I may not have experienced the breakdown personally yet but it doesn’t mean I don’t see the issue. But I also think it’s part and parcel of any transport system. We just have to adapt and plan alternatives for that ‘rainy day’. What’s the use of complaining and criticizing?

      Again I’m asking, the impact on thousands you said compared to how many people? If 3000 are affected compared to a population of 3.9 million, it’s less than 1%!

    117. Peter Loh says:

      You are living in dreamland! Go thru the thread here and it is clear. It is also clear on the ground the massive disruptions the breakdowns has caused to thousands upon thousands at increasing frequency. Like kaw you are in denial and just currying favour! No point talking to goons like you. Enough said!

    118. Peter Loh it’s not about taking big, but I call it as I see it. Or in this case, if experience it and I have not so far.

      Are you asking me to assume how I would feel? Because if you are, I would say it’s not big deal! No train, walk lah! Take the bus! Don’t be spoilt! You’re given a pair of legs to WALK and not to take mrt!

    119. Peter Loh oh so now we are widening the topic?

      Well are you aware that despite the lack of hospital beds, our neighbors are still flocking here for medical treatment? Even raising funds through appealing for them for operations?

      How come lack of hospital beds doesn’t stop them from coming?

    120. Peter Loh see! I knew you’ll assume they hold on to the job. But do you see any alternate candidate stepping up asking for the job BUT was not given? If there was none, then what you said is based merely on assumptions.

      When you said massive, again, what are you comparing it to? Which country’s system?

      I have already highlighted the part about accountability. If you meant resign or sack like they do in Japan, then why is the 3 clowns from WP not resigning or being sacked for their lack of accountability of public funds?

      So it seem the culture is different in Singapore and it’s bloody ridiculous to expect and to make that comparison

    121. Peter Loh says:

      Escalator and stairs comparison is stupid. Shows why you don’t understand the issues! Wake up and open your eyes and see the impacts on thousands including those working hourly rate and income affected by the breakdowns!

    122. Peter Loh but when London tube has a breakdown, how many people are affected? Are they provided with alternate transport mean to ferry them?

      When you said not so bad, what is not so bad? How many times in a week, month, quarter, year? I’m asking because you sound like you have comparison facts.

    123. Peter Loh says:

      Haha…how to step up when people hold tightly to the positions despite such massive failures! No accountability and no shame and because of the huge $$$$$ without having to answer for such breakdowns and failures!

    124. Rick Yan again, what are these expectations compared to?

      Are you saying the public transport chief in other countries are not paid highly therefore it’s alright to expect failures? While our is paid millions so they are held to higher expectations like perhaps ZERO failure rate?

    125. Peter Loh says:

      No one is saying zero breakdowns but the frequency has gone up tremendously. Even London is not so bad! Acknowledged? So what is kaw saying? Can you read?

    126. Peter Loh does your employer expect 100% efficiency from you everyday? Otherwise they will sack you?

      Do you honestly perform 100% everyday regardless of whatever you may experience in your life?

    127. Peter Loh they are being accountable. Breakdowns are acknowledged and work are being done to rectify faults. Breakdowns are inevitable as no systems are not prone to breakdowns.

      Breakdowns are affecting how many thousands compared to how many total population?

      Yes I have always been advocating for someone to step up to do the job better! Regardless of which party their allegiance is.
      But so far, who has come forward? I don’t see any oppies putting their name in for the job, nor anyone complaining and criticizing on social media coming forward!
      Do you see anyone stepping up?
      Or perhaps everyone is still of the assumption that ‘they’ wouldn’t give the job away?

      I use the trains too. Maybe I’m lucky so far I have not encounter a breakdown ever. I’m usually on the circle line. Oh! I did encounter the escalator not working but I used the stairs instead and I didn’t complain.

    128. Peter Loh says:

      Take high pay then do the job well or be accountable when the breakdowns are getting from bad to worst affecting thousands so frequently! Step down and take responsibility so someone better with necessary experience and knowledge can do the job better. Guess you don’t use the train nor affected so can talk big!

    129. The point of this article is that the minister is not accepting the blame and putting out statements that contridict the actual results. Which is why most people are unhappy. Would you like someone in your home who says he believes that everyone is happy with the house being clean when there is an obvious piece of shit on the floor?

    130. Ec Lim what is your expectation on the govt and smrt corp? When you said running well, does it mean zero breakdowns is considered running well or 4-5 breakdowns with alternate transport provided in the event is running well?

      SMRT provides alternate transport in the event of breakdowns. Do you know of any other system in other countries doing that?

      Singaporeans complain whenever something do not go smooth and they are delayed. That mean they are expecting a perfect system whenever they are using it! That is why I say they are spoilt!

      Do Singaporeans go on social media to praise smrt when there are no breakdown on any day? No! Because they expect it to be.
      Can you boss expect you to work at 100% output everyday with no regard to your health, feelings and emotions? So it’s reasonable for your boss to scold you or sack if on any given day you’re not performing 100% because you’re sick, had family issues or just feeling sad because your loved ones is going for an operation?

    131. Derick Sim well, that depends on which Ferrari you bought, which you failed to mentioned. And who says people who drive Ferrari cannot and will not drive at 30km/h? You’re of the assumption that one who owns Ferrari must be a speed demon!

      Why is it not justified to say it’s fought to manage the expectations of spoilt Singaporeans?

    132. Cheong Tack Hoong what is unreasonable delay? Compared to who?

      Because in my travel, HK, China, Australia, US and UK, they all experience breakdowns and delays but none complain as much as Singaporeans do!

      So your unreasonable delays is compared to which other system?

    133. Ec Lim says:

      Michael G R Lum this is not a case of whether we or opposition can do the job, or do it better. The government is elected to provide efficient infrastructure. It delegated the job to mrt corp. So mrt corp and the government together should be responsible to do the job properly and make sure the transport system is running well.
      We are employed to do our own jobs. If we don’t do it well, boss will scold or sack. We face the music.
      If a doctor operates your loved one wrongly and you get angry, based on youe reasoning, the doctor can say to you ‘can you do the job? Do la’
      I’m not here to judge whether the transport is working well or otherwise. But just want to discuss basis of your argument.

    134. Derick Sim says:

      Michael G R Lum please lor would you buy a ferrari that can only reach 30km/h? this is not unreasonable. your explanation simply cannot be justified.

    135. Gao Shan doesn’t break down? Which country in the world doesn’t have breakdowns? Are the delays we have so bad?

      When you mentioned POTUS, do you know he is costing taxpayers $5million USD a year! On top of that he take $400k

    136. Gao Shan says:

      Expectations? Spoilt? ALL we ask for is a smooth transport that doesnt break down or so much delays.
      He’s paid a million and we cant expect him to do a good job? Its a FKING MILLION, 2.5 times the salary of US president and its forgivable for him not to do a good job? How does your rational thinking sense work?
      Also whts ur gauge for “shitty job done”? does the train have explode or sth then will u consider it a “shitty job done”?

    137. Eric Ng C W how do you know it’s a shitty job done? It’s not as easy as building Lego.

      You’re expecting he to be superman because of how much he’s paid!?

      Those paid millions cannot fail so the rest of us can fail left right center?

      You’re talking as if you can do a better job, or you’re only good at criticizing? Perhaps they should pay you millions to do the job instead!

    138. Frankie Ho why? Now only oppies can ownself talk to ownself, non supporters cannot speak? And if I do then I must be paid by PAP?

      Then how much did the oppies pay you to come online?

      Oh is that the tactic now so you all only hear the same voice and think your no. are growing?

  45. 洪兴 says:

    He is the worst transport minister ever in Singapore!! The trains breakdowns are more than Lui Tuck Yew time. What stopping him from hara kiri now??

  46. Is like lying without even blinking eyes. Dementia or short term memory.. how can the breakdown been lesser when most Singaporean are experiencing this problem so occasionally.. how reliable is that than the past?

  47. Wee Ming says:

    With the profits they could easily change the whole mrt system. Why are they holding on to the old system? Just Trying to milk out the old investment to the fullest and the people get screwed !

  48. Asher Koh says:

    The MRT service is bad today. But, last time was worse!
    But, it was then they said we had we had world class public transport!! Let me make some sense out of these statements. So, today we have better than world class! Sense and sensibility ….

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    Kmanly Kmanly ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I’m freaking sick n tired of the PAP Govt. Nobody dies when something happens n no one comes out to admit fault. The PAP can do whatever they like n please themselves with million dollars salary. There’s no accountability to the public. Ownself declare Ownself. When will the 69% voters learn from their past election?

  50. Tim Ding says:

    This is a joke, some of my staffs are being late for work because of the high frequency of breakdowns recently and they have to adjust to leave home earlier.

    I did not have that problem 5 years ago.

  51. SMRT is regulated by LTA, which comes under the purview of the Transport Minister, who is KBW, whose boss is married to Ho Ching who is the CEO of Temasek Holdings, which owns SMRT.
    A nice close circle. Everybody gets to keep their jobs but the public gets screwed.

  52. Low Sk says:

    It’s easy for him to fool Singaporeans because he knows that idiots will still elect him again. Moreover, he knows that no reporters would dare to challenge what he said.

  53. Is this vow a holy cow or sacred ?
    Holy cows work very hard like Liu Tuck Yew whereas sacred cows work very smart with his lips
    Yesterday, I travel on NE, CIRCLE and NS lines, all were packed like sardines at off-peak hours
    70% is to be blamed

    1. @Raymond Lim
      Oh yes! Liu Tuck Yew is a man of responsibility and love as he wake up early to take bus and train at peak hours! He added a shuttle bus for residents in Aljunied GRC to ferry from Lorong Ah Soo to Serangoon MRT even though it is opposition territory !
      The sacred cow give lip service but no action, especially he expects others to hara kiri but he did not!
      Even at 1.30 pm, the trains are fully packed like sardines

  54. This is a 3C speech – start by trying to convince you; failing which confuse you; & then lastly ‘con’ you! People who voted for him are obviously falling for his speech or they don’t take MRT!

  55. Willy Aw says:

    If it’s really true ? But how many millions $$ u spent & dead bodies since taking over the job from ex-minister Lui nearly 2 years ago ?!?

  56. Alvin Bai says:

    Even a blind man or someone who is deaf knows a cow is lying thru its nose. All this ministers must’ve thought Sporeans are indeed for the way we voted

    1. haha and still pay the increment of the fare & their celery, why don’t all of us don’t take the train to show our unhappiness to their stupidity incompetency. Either this idiot resign or get someone with the technical expertise instead of this bozo the clown making a fool of our people. Are you all 70 % want to suffer under this regime for the hardship of your family?? VTO!

  57. Low Jasper says:

    We are the end users and our direct feedback or rating of MRT provide undisputed credibility
    Who is he to praise improvement indirectly praise himself?

  58. The cow is not wrong in saying that train system more reliable today than 5 yrs ago. He didn’t indicate wat’s more reliable right? He could be referring to more reliable to breakdowns of MRT

    1. Losheah He says:

      Max , have some mercy
      on this only Buddhist in the PAP cabinet. You know only Buddhist can take on this vomiting blood job.He has been chanting very hard hoping that the trains will not give problems.

  59. Edwin Kwan says:

    I think the mathematics and assumptions of how he arrived at the number should be published in the website etc. After all, we were taught in school that data and statistics can lie. Whatever the government say to justify the actions to date, we were inconvenienced by two lines breakdown. Now that we have the ‘army’ at SMRT and a higher paid coordinating minister, we should get returns for tax payer bucks. So I think there ought to be some transparent disclosures of the reliability of the system.

  60. 3x on a roll. Strikes ….

    Come down …. you cannot managed the system.

    No remedy.
    No solution.
    No plans
    No rectification solution.

    All the above you dun even go down to the ground to find out. … like Ex LUI.

    Full of excuses. BS . Year of Rooster fire Cock talking ….?

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    Gary Seet ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Never mind if everything in this country is falling apart. Our highly paid Ministers always have to look good don’t they? Time for change!

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