27 Dec '11, 6am

Singapore's national security: Rhetoric vs Reality

The recent serial breakdown of train services laid bare the difference between the Government's rhetoric on national security and the reality of its provision. Leaving aside the matter of how the trains and tracks malfunctioned, there is the equally important concern of the fact that the follow-up response and security arrangements were found desperately wanting. Communters were left in the trains in total darkness for nearly an hour when service brokedown on the North-South Line on the evening of 15 December 2011. There was no communication from train officials and no attempt by the authorities at a rescue. Stranded passengers had to force open the train doors to get out. One person smashed a window to get air into the carriage. All had to eventually walk down the dark tunnel to escape. Commuters at the affected stations said that was "total confusion" because of the lack...

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