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S’poreans react to SAF deploying soldiers to manage commuters during MRT disruptions

Posted on 21 August 2015

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


The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has approached the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) to explore deploying soldiers during large-scale disruptions to give directions and manage crowds.

Tapping on the military during massive disruptions makes sense as soldiers can be called up and deployed at short notice and can channel commuters to the right places as quickly as possible.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “This is expected as SMRT is already being run by paper generals from the army.”
Kee Zho Peng, 42-year-old nurse


sian-half-uncle “Men who have been trained for war are indeed the best candidates on the ground during MRT disruptions.”
Jin Juay Lang, 62-year-old bookie


happy-bird-girl “This proves the military can be deployed in an instant to intervene, such as when the PAP loses majority in parliament.”
Gao Zhen Zhi, 17-year-old political scientist










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