23 Dec '11, 5am

Government insider to head MRT investigation

Indeed, sensing the urgency of the situation and the alarm of the people of Singapore, the Prime Minister himself cut short his holiday and returned home. These measures are to be welcomed. As we mentioned in our statement, the public transport system is the arterial base of the community, both economically and socially. Without a functioning and safe system, the nation can grind to a halt. That the government is responding so rapidly, is both unusual for it but also an indication of the truth of this observation. The key element in Recommendation 2 is independence. As the majority shareholder in the SMRT corporation (and SBS Transit), it is in the interests of the government to restore confidence in the train system and to ensure that shareholder interests are safeguarded. The government has, however, lost the initiative, with its appointment of Mr Ong Ye Kung (a junior P...

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