22 Aug '11, 9am

SMRT will take 'full responsibility' for vandalism case; S$6m to be spent enhancing security at depots, announces CEO

SINGAPORE - In a press conference this afternoon, SMRT CEO Saw Phaik Hwa said SMRT will take "full responsibility" for last week's security breach at Bishan depot, which saw a train vandalised with graffiti. Said SMRT CEO Saw: "No more finger-pointing. As the incident took place at our premises, SMRT will take full responsibility." The transport operator will be convening a committee to conduct a review on the company's security management, she added. "Management will take on a more active role instead of relying solely on security agencies." All interiors and exteriors of all trains will be "100-per-cent checked" before they leave the depots, while the perimeter of each depot will be thoroughly inspected every day, she said. It was also announced today that SMRT will spend about S$6 million to enhance security - including on fences with motion sensors, security cameras, a...

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