17 Oct '17, 11am

Desmond Kuek vs Floods: A long running feud

Desmond Kuek vs Floods: A long running feud

SMRT President and Group CEO Desmond Kuek has a long and impressive resume. A career soldier before he joined the civil service, he served as the Chief of Army and the Chief of Defence Force. But maybe it’s a good thing he stuck to soldiering on land and never joined the Navy, because he seems to have had terrible luck when it comes to water. Advertisement An inauspicious start Kuek left the Singapore Armed Forces and was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Environment and Water Resources, with effect from 1st July 2010. On the exact same day he took up his new post, heavy rains caused a flash flood at MacPherson Road and Tai Seng Drive. This would not be the last time that Kuek would battle floods in his new role. A few days later on 17 July 2010, a torrential downpour triggered flash floods in various parts of Singapore. Among the areas affected were Bradde...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/10/desmond-kuek-vs-floods-a-lo...

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