WHY IS THERE EVEN A DEBATE ABOUT HOUGANG MRT CLOSURE?

Dear A.S.S. Editor

I’m not sure why there is even a debate about the need to close down Hougang MRT station after a security alert was raised. This may be a bit morbid, but we don’t have to look far to see what impact a terrorist attack can do on a train system.

Yesterday’s attack on Russia’s metro train that claimed the lives of about a dozen people brings home the point that an attack can happen anywhere and at any time. So, it is better that we err on the side of caution, rather than take our chances in matters involving security.

What would we rather have? A security situation that claims many lives? Or a false alarm that caused an inconvenience to many people, but no loss of lives or even a potential for any disaster averted? So, why need to waste time trying t debate if the closure was the right call. It was. Period.

Tay HW

A.S.S. Contributor

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