22 Aug '11, 9am

SMRT CEO ownself chairs "independent panel" to review SMRT depot security breach.

SINGAPORE: Singapore public transport operator SMRT said it is taking full responsibility for the security breach at its Bishan depot, which resulted in a train carriage being sprayed with graffiti. An independent committee will also be set up to conduct a comprehensive review of security measures and management of the company. CEO Saw Phaik Hwa said she will be personally chairing the committee, which will be made up of independent security experts. She said: "The management of the current security (measures) will not be involved in this review, so that it is truly independent. There is no cover up, there's no cutting of corners or anything like that. We want to have a system that's truly comprehensive and will hold up to test. "The incident happened in our depot, on our trains. And as a company, SMRT has to be ultimately responsible for what has happened, so there should...

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