Here's something you might not know.
The former CEO of the LTA stepped down in November last year, less than 2 years in charge.
He is Chew Men Leong, a former Rear-Admiral in the Navy.
He was succeeded by Ngien Hoon Ping, also from the military.
According to CNA earlier this year:
"Prior to this appointment, Mr Ngien served in the Singapore Armed Forces for 26 years and held various positions including Director of Joint Operations, Commander of the Combat Service Support Command (CSSCOM), Assistant Chief of General Staff (Logistics). During his stint as Commander CSSCOM, he was responsible for the planning and execution of army transport, maintenance engineering, supply, medical and ammunition support."
The CEO of SMRT is a former Lieutenant-General, Chief of Defence Force Desmond Kuek.
Kuek, when he took over SMRT in 2012, brought along with him a posse of personnel from the military to join him in SMRT.
The former Transport Minister was also from the military – Rear Admiral Lui Tuck Yew.
And for good measure, our PM and one of the DPMs are also from the military.
So, can LTA take a harder stance against SMRT and its management led by the highest ranking military officer among all of them?
Can one military officer take action against another, one who is higher-ranked than him?
This post first appeared on Andrew Loh's Facebook.
A group of students gathered outside the MOE building at Buona Vista today in a protest calling for MOE to end discrimination against LGBTQ+ students. They were arrested minutes into the peaceful demonstration.