I hope MINDEF will see this and not agree to our soldiers being deployed during major MRT breakdowns. These are public listed transport companies who are profit drive. How can our NS boys be made use of to clean up their shit? They even declare high profits recently, why not use these profits to hire more manpower to cope with such incidents?
Our army personnel are meant for defending Singapore, not for doing marshaling duties during train disruptions! This is a private profit driven company’s private disaster. It is not a natural and national disaster like flooding or fire or earthquake that need the mobilization of our men to save lives.
How can LTA allow SMRT or SBS to activate our soldiers? Our citizen army is funded by tax payers’ money and should not be deployed to manage problems of a private company.
I totally disagree with such a lousy suggestion, now our NS guys will have more saikang to deal with. Where is the welfare for our Sons of Singapore?
Chow Li Heng