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Thousands stranded on Fri during peak hour after train broke down

Thousands were stranded on a Friday evening during peak hour after a train broke down. The cause was an SMRT train which had broken down on the East-West Line, resulting in a 20-minute delay that affected some 6,500 commuters in total. A hind train had to come in to "rescue" the faulty train, pushing it away. Though the delay was mentioned to be just 20 minutes, the backlog of passengers were so great that many were unable to board, including myself from Tiong Bahru towards Joo Koon direction at around 1830hr. To make matter worse, the entire train timings seemed to have messed up. Even at 2200hr, trains towards Joo Koon direction at Clementi station arrived at more than 7 minutes interval but trains at the reverse direction were regular at 2 minutes interval. Needless to say, many poor commuters were unable to board trains towards Joo Koon.

Poor quality service all at a recent 1% increase in transport fare days ago. Unacceptable!

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Speech by Mr Inderjit Singh on Population White Paper

People's Action Party MP, Mr Inderjit Singh, debated on the Population White Paper and put up his point across that he is against his own party's 6.9m projected population. I applaud his courage to stand up against the party whip and for his fellow Singaporeans.

His key points are;

Slow down immigration and focus on resolving all issue related to the past population boom.We can live with a slightly slower growth (not zero or slow growth) and hence moderate dependence on foreigners.Use the Dubai model to complement our local workforce with foreign workforce, but don’t grant them PRs – ie a transient workforce.Abandon the 6.9m figure by 2030, this will be another rapid growth which we cannot handle.Solve Singaporeans problems first and also don’t give PRs same privileges as citizens.
As published on Mr Inderjit Singh's Facebook status, the full speech made in the parliament is as below:

Speech by Mr Inderjit Singh, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC
On the White Paper on Population


Madam S…