Who said: "FOOLISH ENOUGH to build MRT"? #sgpresident

Who said: "FOOLISH ENOUGH to build MRT"? #sgpresident

On the one hand, we had President Ong Teng Cheong (then Minister of Communication): "The MRT is much more than a transport investment, and must be viewed in its wider economic perspective. The boost it'll provide to long term investors' confidence, the multiplier effect and how MRT will lead to the enhancement of the intrinsic value of Singapore's real estate are spin-offs that cannot be ignored. " - 28 March 1982 "The MRT will usher in a new phase in Singapore's development and bring about a better life for all of us. " On the other hand, we had a "visionary" Minister who went out of his way to deliberately, publicly, and rudely slam President Ong - the chief advocate for the MRT system - as being "FOOLISH ENOUGH": "The construction industry has become over-heated and if Singapore were to be foolish enough to want to build its proposed mass rapid transit (MRT) system now,...

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