19 Nov '17, 5pm

[Mothership] PM Lee addresses recent MRT incidents for the first time & other topics at PAP convention

The PAP held its annual convention at Big Box in Jurong East earlier today (Nov. 19). Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke at the event which was attended by about 2,000 activists. The topics that he addressed included public transportation, the economy, taxes, and foreign relations. Advertisement Here’s what you need to know about these topics in his speech. 1. MRT incidents have hurt public confidence PM Lee addressed the public transportation system for the first time since the recent train collision at Joo Koon station. 2 SMRT trains collided at Joo Koon MRT Station, at least 23 passengers and 2 SMRT staff injured Noting the collision and other recent incidents, such as the tunnel flooding between Bishan and Braddell stations, PM Lee acknowledged that these incidents “loom large in the public consciousness” and public confidence has been hurt. He said that the issue is...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/11/pm-lee-pap-convention-topic...

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