22 Dec '11, 3am

Are Singaporeans too spoilt? A reader calls for compassion towards SMRT staff

The recent train disruptions have shown how self-centred Singaporeans are. Commuters who complained that the late start to services on Sunday had disrupted their lives have not thought of those recalled to work through the night to check the tracks and trains so that services could continue, slight delays aside. These commuters also did not care about the bus drivers who sacrificed their weekend to shuttle people around before North-South Line services began. Singaporeans should embrace the season of giving and be more forgiving toward SMRT Corporation. We are enjoying decent economic growth in spite of the United States and European debt crises. We are safe from natural disasters, unlike in the Philippines and Thailand now. We are spared from political turmoil, unlike in the Arab countries now. No doubt, the disruptions have inconvenienced many. Still, we should be gratef...

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