15 Apr '11, 3pm

GE: Nationalising public transport can lead to inefficiencies: Lim Hwee Hua

GE: Nationalising public transport can lead to inefficiencies: Lim Hwee Hua

SINGAPORE: A nationalised public transport system can result in inefficiencies and a drop in service levels, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Mrs Lim Hwee Hua. Mrs Lim was commenting on the proposal on transport as set out in the Workers' Party manifesto, when speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a community event Friday evening. "I presume the underlying motivation for nationalisation is because it's cheap. But nationalising in a lot of other countries has led to inefficiencies. Ultimately, you get cheap transport but it doesn't quite work out for the residents," said Mrs Lim. She added that the government has considered the idea, but found it not feasible ultimately. Mrs Lim, who is also an MP for Aljunied Group Representation Constituency, was asked about the contest she would be facing in the upcoming general election. The Workers' Party - which also ...

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