Monday, August 25, 2008

Ministers Should Taste Public Transport Experience

Few days ago, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Abdullah Badawi, took the lead in trying out their public transport during rush hour. After a trip on monorail train, he admitted and agreed with the citizens that travelling using public transport was not a pleasant one. He commented late trains and overcrowded trains being the 2 more serious flaws.

I thought Badawi's initiative in taking up this "challenge" and courage to criticize public transport system is a worthy one. I hope the Singapore government can do likewise to have a feel themselves. A trip down to taking public transport should be kept low profile and please do not bring an entourage of body guards or ministers along. Bringing an entourage can end up they clearing the crowd ahead before the minister step into a train. This will make the original intent meaningless.

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