18 Dec '11, 11pm

Lim Biow Chuan gives a stunning display of self-contradiction: #sgpolitics

SINGAPORE - While preliminary investigation attributed the recent MRT disruptions to mechanical faults, the soon-to-be-convened Committee of Inquiry (COI) should also look into the human aspects of the breakdowns, including SMRT's crisis management and communication plans, observers told Today. On Saturday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that a public inquiry will be set up within the next fortnight to look into the past week's disruptions, with the aim of making the system "more robust and reliable and fault tolerant". Mr Lee had added that the inquiry will be similar to the one conducted in 2004, in the aftermath of the Nicoll Highway collapse. Yesterday, when asked to elaborate on the scope and composition of the COI, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said at press conference that the Government will "draw up the terms of reference and the composition of the tea...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC111219-0000019/Ge...

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