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Output-based pricing will make ministerial salaries fairer, S’poreans tell Transport Minister

Output-based pricing will make ministerial salaries fairer, S’poreans tell Transport Minister

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Singaporeans respond to Khaw who said distance-based ERP system is fairer.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who believe in harnessing technology since it is available and that people should be paid according to talent, have come up with a response to Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan.

This after Khaw said the upcoming distance-based pricing will make ERP system fairer as it will allow the implementation of charges according to distance travelled.

One Singaporean, Hua Tua Qia, said he fully supports this idea as technology should be harnessed to make things more efficient and fair: “Singapore also needs to start paying ministers according to work done and compensating them according to problems solved, or at least pegging their salaries according to their IQs.”

“At the very least, ministers should be paid according to how many lives in Singapore they have made better.”

“Going by this logic, Tharman will get about S$3 million a year, Lee Hsien Loong maybe about $10,000 and Khaw Boon Wan owes all Singaporeans money.”

Letting motorists pay with Majulahs will show Majulahs are valuable.

Posted by We Are Kanina on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to Transport Minister asking MRT station shopkeepers to assist during rail breakdowns

S’poreans react to Transport Minister asking MRT station shopkeepers to assist during rail breakdowns

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has proposed asking shopkeepers working in MRT stations to help out station staff during a rail breakdown.

Khaw said these shopkeepers could help guide commuters to the right bus stop or to the right queue to reduce confusion among commuters.

He made this suggest in a blog post on Oct. 24, titled “The First Hour”.

 

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “70 percent of Singaporeans would agree to this kind of chut pattern.”
Hua Jia, 43-year-old batik shirt maker

 

sian-half-uncle “At this rate, then the shopkeepers will be very busy, every week have to direct people.”
Jin Boh Eng, 63-year-old semi-retired

 

happy-bird-girl “Khaw Boon Wan should personally go down to the station to direct commuters. Hands on training.”
Kah Kee Lai, 17-year-old student

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans congratulate Khaw Boon Wan on his impending retirement

S’poreans congratulate Khaw Boon Wan on his impending retirement

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This is his final stretch.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who are fans of television star Henry Thia, have come out to congratulate Khaw Boon Wan on his impending retirement.

This after he was announced as the new Transport Minister in the latest Cabinet reshuffle.

One Singaporean, Tui Siew Leow, said Khaw fits the role of Transport Minister very well given his popularity: “It is a good idea to pair the job scope according to the popularity of the PAP politician.”

“As you can tell, the transport ministry would suit Khaw Boon Wan very well.”

“We’d hate to see him go.”

“As if.”

Other Singaporeans who were quick to come out to congratulate him on his win, said the role would be for the best interests of Singaporeans.

Jin Jiao Au, another local, said: “It is an honour for him to serve in the transport ministry as he is in politics for the long term.”

“Long term meaning about five years, since it has been said that a day in politics is a long time.”

“Five years would then be a long enough time.”

At press time, Singaporeans heard Lim Swee Say say “Heng ah”.

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans welcome Vivian Balakrishnan as new Transport Minister

S’poreans welcome Vivian Balakrishnan as new Transport Minister

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This is to congratulate him on his excellent win this GE2015.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life who suddenly found themselves covered in white have come out to welcome Holland-Bukit Timah GRC candidate Vivian Balakrishnan into his new role as Transport Minister.

This after his team won in the General Election 2015 with 66 percent of votes against the Singapore Democratic Party. The national average is 69.9 percent.

One Singaporean, Chuan Bai Yee, said he thinks Vivian fits the role of Transport Minister very well given his popularity: “It is a good idea to pair the job scope according to the popularity of the PAP politician.”

“As you can tell, the transport ministry would suit Vivian Balakrishnan very well.”

Other Singaporeans who were quick to come out to congratulate him on his win, said the role would be for the best interests of Singaporeans.

Jin Jiao Au, another local, said: “It is an honour for him to serve in the transport ministry as he is in politics for the long term.”

“Long term meaning about five years, since it has been said that a day in politics is a long time.”

“Five years would then be a long enough time.”

At press time, competitors for the Transport Minister role include Yaacob Ibrahim, Lim Swee Say and Khaw Boon Wan.

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans welcome SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek as new Transport Minister so that he can also retire

S’poreans welcome SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek as new Transport Minister so that he can also retire

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He will be in the hot seat and then later also retire.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life are mooting the idea that SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek be made the new Transport Minister.

This after Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced his retirement from politics after being in charge of the Ministry of Transport the last four years since 2011 and competition for the position is heating up with Vivan Balakrishnan, Khaw Boon Wan and Yaacob Ibrahim vying for the seat.

The transport ministry has been plagued by unsolvable problems and the transport minister vocation has since been known as the place where office holders go to retire.

Qu Tui Siew, one Singaporean who likes to take public transport because cars are for rich people, said: “If SMRT Desmond Kuek becomes the new transport minister, this will be a way to make him retire.”

“So after he go there and step down, Khaw Boon Wan, Lawrence Wong and Yaacob Ibrahim can all take turns to become transport minister.”

“The transport ministry will be where they can all go and step down.”

At press time, Singaporeans are wondering if there is a way to expedite the process to allow two transport ministers to take office at one time so as to quicken the retirement process.

 

 

 

 

 











Let SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek become new Transport Minister so that he can also retire

Let SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek become new Transport Minister so that he can also retire

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He will be in the hot seat and then later also retire.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life are mooting the idea that SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek be made the new Transport Minister.

This after Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced his retirement from politics having been in charge of the Ministry of Transport the last four years since 2011.

The transport ministry has been plagued by unsolvable problems and the transport minister vocation has since been known as the place where office holders go to retire.

Qu Tui Siew, one Singaporean who likes to take public transport because cars are for rich people, said: “If SMRT Desmond Kuek becomes the new transport minister, this will be a way to make him retire.”

“So after he go there and step down, Khaw Boon Wan, Lawrence Wong and Yaacob Ibrahim can all take turns to become transport minister.”

“The transport ministry will be where they can all go and step down.”

At press time, Singaporeans are wondering if there is a way to expedite the process to allow two transport ministers to take office at one time so as to quicken the retirement process.

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to news that Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew is retiring from politics

S’poreans react to news that Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew is retiring from politics

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew will be retiring from politics and will not stand for re-election in the coming General Election.

Lui was appointed Minister for Transport on May 21, 2011.

He was first elected as Member of Parliament for Tanjong Pagar Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in 2006.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “I also wouldn’t mind getting paid millions of dollars a year and unable to solve the transport problem.”
Ba Wang Chan, 45-year-old taxi driver

 

sian-half-uncle “So he also don’t need to commit hara-kiri like how Mah Bow Tan also doesn’t have to commit hara-kiri?”
Hor Yee See, 68-year-old ex-triad member

 

happy-bird-girl “When the train breaks down again, I don’t know if I can say ‘Tuck Yew’ with the same amount of conviction anymore like when he was still in office.”
Mei Yew Yong, 18-year-old legal assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











S’poreans react to news that public transport fares to fall by 1.9% in GE2015 year

S’poreans react to news that public transport fares to fall by 1.9% in GE2015 year

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Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.

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Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said on Aug. 3, 2015, that bus and train fares will be reduced by up to 1.9 percent from December 2015. This is against the norm as prices are usually increased.

The reason for the lowering of fares was due to reduced fuel costs.

Minister Lui also said that every commuter group is expected to pay lower fares and the Public Transport Council will work out the specific reductions.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:

 

sian-half-auntie “This is the reason why we should have General Election every year.”
Ta Xuan, 40-year-old soya bean milk maker

 

sian-half-uncle “General Election will cause Singaporeans to run out of problems.”
Mei Wen Tee, 60-year-old wholesale fruit seller

 

happy-bird-girl “This just proves the Public Transport Council is useless because the Minister’s word is the be-all and end-all.”
Zuo Huang Di, 17-year-old jobless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









Lui Tuck Yew cardboard standee placed at every MRT station as breakdown prevention reminder

Lui Tuck Yew cardboard standee placed at every MRT station as breakdown prevention reminder

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Low breakdowns doesn’t mean no breakdowns.

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Buoyed by the success of the Singapore Police Force’s campaign of using a cardboard standee policeman to reduce crime, the Transport Ministry has approved a plan to make cardboard standees of Minister Lui Tuck Yew to be placed in every station to reduce train breakdowns.

This is done in the hopes that his presence can remind MRT trains not to break down so often.

One ministry spokesperson, Zhen Fu Gong, said the success rate of this campaign has been tested and proven to be effective beyond belief: “Minister Lui Tuck Yew was present at Ang Mo Kio station on Wednesday, a day after the worst MRT breakdown in Singapore’s history.”

“When we assumed the worst was to come, that the trains will still malfunction and disruptions were widely expected, it turned out that there were no major incidents and we can credit the smooth-sailing rides that day to Minister Lui’s presence.”

“The trains worked better than expected mostly because Minister Lui expressed extreme concern for the state of affairs, which inevitably made things better because he cared.”

As per the transport ministry’s plan, there are currently two official slogans for the campaign: “Low breakdowns doesn’t mean no breakdowns” and “Together we can stop breakdowns”, which are meant to spur the MRT train-riding community to come together to make sure there are no more faults or disruptions in the system once everyone is invested and has mindshare in the belief.

One commuter, Jin Boh Lui, said the use of cardboard standees will no doubt make rides smoother under the watchful gaze of Minister Lui: “I believe at least two of Minister Lui’s cardboard standees can be placed on each train platform, while another four or five can be placed inside each MRT carriage.”

“Over time, each commuter should be allowed to carry one cardboard Lui Tuck Yew standee around as a way to guard against breakdowns.”

“There is no such thing as being too complacent about breakdowns these days and it is each commuter’s responsibility to make sure MRT trains don’t spoil.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Cardboard standee of Lui Tuck Yew placed at every MRT station as breakdown prevention reminder

Cardboard standee of Lui Tuck Yew placed at every MRT station as breakdown prevention reminder

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Together we can stop MRT breakdowns.

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Buoyed by the success of the Singapore Police Force’s campaign of using a cardboard standee policeman to reduce crime, the Transport Ministry has approved a plan to make cardboard standees of Minister Lui Tuck Yew to be placed in every station to reduce train breakdowns.

This is done in the hopes that his presence can remind MRT trains not to break down so often.

One ministry spokesperson, Zhen Fu Gong, said the success rate of this campaign has been tested and proven to be effective beyond belief: “Minister Lui Tuck Yew was present at Ang Mo Kio station on Wednesday, a day after the worst MRT breakdown in Singapore’s history.”

“When we assumed the worst was to come, that the trains will still malfunction and disruptions were widely expected, it turned out that there were no major incidents and we can credit the smooth-sailing rides that day to Minister Lui’s presence.”

“The trains worked better than expected mostly because Minister Lui expressed extreme concern for the state of affairs, which inevitably made things better because he cared.”

As per the transport ministry’s plan, there are currently two official slogans for the campaign: “Low breakdowns doesn’t mean no breakdowns” and “Together we can stop breakdowns”, which are meant to spur the MRT train-riding community to come together to make sure there are no more faults or disruptions in the system once everyone is invested and has mindshare in the belief.

One commuter, Jin Boh Lui, said the use of cardboard standees will no doubt make rides smoother under the watchful gaze of Minister Lui: “I believe at least two of Minister Lui’s cardboard standees can be placed on each train platform, while another four or five can be placed inside each MRT carriage.”

“Over time, each commuter should be allowed to carry one cardboard Lui Tuck Yew standee around as a way to guard against breakdowns.”

“There is no such thing as being too complacent about breakdowns these days and it is each commuter’s responsibility to make sure MRT trains don’t spoil.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew completes one ICT high-key cycle after he went to Ang Mo Kio MRT this morning

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew completes one ICT high-key cycle after he went to Ang Mo Kio MRT this morning

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Staying in HDB is like going for National Service, according to Khaw Boon Wan.

Photo stolen from Olivia Siong Twitter

Photo stolen from Olivia Siong Twitter

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew showed up at Ang Mo Kio MRT station this morning and stood there with the hoi polloi waiting for trains to pull in into the station.

This signals that he successfully completed one ICT high-key cycle.

This after taking public transport and waiting for it is considered a form of reservist training as National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said previously that staying in a HDB flat is like serving National Service.

Singaporeans from all walks of life who take public transport and stay in HDB flats said they are heartened to see the transport minister performing a national duty so early in the morning.

Didi Pai, a Singaporean, said: “I have been serving National Service all my life and undergoing ICT cycle everyday.”

“I hope other ministers and MPs can undergo National Service and ICT cycles more often too.”

“Especially Lee Hsien Loong.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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