Khaw Boon Wan said the failure of SMRT staff in the flooding incident have made the good work of others go to waste. He said it has tarnished Singapore's reputation but encouraged commuters to show appreciation to public transport workers whenever they can.
"Sad" and "embarrassing" do not at all describe the situation accurately. The incident could have been tragic, with lives lost. We know that the trains run on rails that carry electricity. Water and electricity don't mix without causing a disaster.
A 42 year old man was arrested for allegedly stealing from a car that was parked near Toa Payoh Lorong 8. The driver was full of praises for the police for being efficient despite him not recording any footage of the incident. Investigations are ongoing.
I would like to share this news I came across. Today it seems the one-north MRT station had a shattered glass door. Many people on the scene, SMRT staff had to rush down to prevent people from taking photos but it's already up all over the internet.