21 Jun '11, 5am

By @YukymBlog - Does disabled Thai teen deserve S$2.75M compensation?

Anonymous donors gave S$250,000 to Thai teen whose her legs were severed by a train when she fell onto MRT track. Despite that, her family is sueing SMRT for S$2.75M in compensation. SMRT had offered S$4,000 prior. (Yup, it's the correct figure but now SMRT clarified that SMRT had offered this "goodwill financial assistance" - an initial sum of $10,000 to facilitate her family travelling to Singapore to be with her, followed by another $5,000 at the end of last month). Back then, the girl said she felt dizzy before falling on the tracks . Now, her father says that she was fully conscious and did not faint so something else must have happened. The compensation offered by SMRT seems to me to be meagre and insulting. But trains operate without barricades in many countries, including Thailand. When the trains first started operations in Singapore, there were only yellow lines ...

Full article: http://yu-kym.blogspot.com/2011/06/does-disabled-thai-tee...

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