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Let SAF soldiers drive commuters home during MRT disruptions

Let SAF soldiers drive commuters home during MRT disruptions

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Military camps have spare vehicle capacity.


“Ah boy ah, got go Punggol one?”

Instead of getting soldiers to manage the crowd during train disruptions (“Soldiers may help manage crowds in rail disruptions”; Aug 21), we should let them drive the commuters to their destinations instead.

Our military camps have a fair amount of spare vehicle capacity.

Crowd control at MRT stations won’t be very necessary if we can provide other means of transport that will allow the crowd to quickly disperse from the stations.

Rather than cure the symptom of a breakdown – the crowd – we should fix the underlying cause – the failure of an important means of transport.

Sum Siew Kee

This is a real letter published in The Straits Times on Aug. 25, 2015.






S’poreans accept blame for Circle Line rush hour disruption, will commit suicide for lapses

S’poreans accept blame for Circle Line rush hour disruption, will commit suicide for lapses

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It is our fault, they say.


Singaporeans from all walks of life who were taking the Circle Line on March 3, 2015, at 7.30am and causing the train to break down, have taken personal responsibility for the lapses.

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They said they are willing to commit suicide for it as they all went to take the train at the same time causing it to fail.

The disruption caused Serangoon MRT Station to be so crowded with commuters at one point that they were temporarily barred from taking the escalator down to the platform to ease congestion.

One Singaporean, Qu Zi Sah, said he personally wants to take responsibility for the lapses because it is not Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew‘s fault: “I am sorry I went down the escalator even though it was crowded and further caused the train to break down because I went to take it. This is not Minister Lui Tuck Yew’s fault because he didn’t take the train. He drives.”

Other Singaporeans explained it is also not SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek‘s fault either as he did not personally take the train to cause it to break down.

Another Singaporean, Sa Zi Ji, said it is only the right thing to do for Singaporeans to commit suicide to show that they are at fault: “Minister Khaw Boon Wan said we must commit suicide because of lapses.”

“This is the PAP way of doing things.”


Everybody can commit suicide together:

Numerous PAP MPs put on 24-hour suicide watch after Khaw Boon Wan said commit suicide because of lapses

S’poreans apologise to Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew for causing public transport fares to increase again

S’poreans apologise to SMRT for dry humping one another at Lakeside MRT station

S’poreans apologise to SMRT CEO for causing his trains to frequently break down

Consecutive train breakdowns leave commuters in disbelief

Consecutive train breakdowns leave commuters in disbelief

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More dry humping. More buttocks rubbing buttocks action.

For the second day in a row, MRT commuters are forced to dry hump and rub buttocks against buttocks.

Yup, Dec. 15 is dry-humping-buttocks-rubbing-crowded alright.

This second incident is reminiscent of the events the day before on Dec. 14, where commuters were unwittingly made to create bodily friction because the Circle Line train system went tits up during morning peak hour commute.

The day before on Dec. 14, the Circle Line catastrophe saw an unprecedented number of dry humping and buttocks-on-buttocks action.

This time, the North-South line on Dec. 15 experienced technical difficulties that caused a shut down of all travel between Bishan and Marina Bay stations. The meltdown occurred some time around 7 p.m. during rush hour peak period.

Some commuters were reportedly held up in carriages that ran out of fresh air, lights and air-condition for as long as 45 minutes when trains came to a standstill underground. In an attempt to not meet the maker, a carriage glass door panel was reportedly smashed to allow life-giving sustenance to enter.

It is heartening to know that Singaporeans can take the initiative. Amen.

After passengers were evacuated through tunnel shafts that were meant for the smooth flowing of our First World transportation system, many proceeded with the walk of shame to find alternative means to get home.

This is SMRT's walk of shame. These are the commuters who have been let down. Many, and I mean many, missed an episode of something on TV because the train stopped working.

Remember, these are the same people who cannot afford cars because COE prices have let them down and where peak-hour taxi fares can cost more than air tickets from Bangkok to Singapore.

At 11 p.m. at City Hall MRT station, station staff were on hand to divert people out to alternative forms of transportation.

"Am I supposed to get the fuck out from there?"

Lastly, we leave you with feedback from a disheartened commuter:

“Look, I studied hard, did my ‘A’ Levels, scored distinctions to get to uni, hauled my ass through four years in uni and came out looking for a decent job. I’ve worked hard for the last few years but I cannot afford a car still. That’s ok. But is it so fucking hard to ask for the public transportation system to work properly? I’ve done my part being an upright citizen serving NS, contributing to CPF and paying taxes, so why can’t the public service return me the fucking favour? Is it fucking too much to ask for?”