01 Jan '12, 4am

2011 : A year of awakening....

I spent some time to look through my own postings on the SMRT and what my fellow netizens have said about the SMRT. More than 5 years ago people have discussed the deteriorating service quality and how the tension between the need for SMRT generate profits for shareholders and meet rising demand from a growing population would lead a serious trade off in service quality. 2 weeks ago, when the trains broke down, many quickly understood the flaws of the current system. Similarly, the problems with the GRC system has been discussed for many years - how such a system allows new candidate to ride on the coat-tails of established ministers will not result in voters having the best people represent them. In the 2011 elections, the flaws of the GRC system was clearly demonstrated when the PAP can't get its own foreign minister back into parliament while Tin Peh Ling rode on the co...

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