04 Jun '11, 3am

(TTR) PUB: When there is intense rain, the drains will ‘overflow’

Controversial PAP Environment Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has been hit by a series of ‘misfortunes’ since taking over the ministry two weeks ago from his equally inept colleague Yaacob Ibrahim. After a maid’s body was dumped in a HDB water-tank which sent shockwaves across the island, a young boy drowned after falling into a drain in Balestier, the first victim of drowning in many years. As expected, the PAP only bother to react after an accident has happened and PUB quickly put up new drain railings in the area in less than a day which makes one wonder why the work is not done earlier. Mr Choy Wai Kwong, the assistant director of PUB’s catchment and waterways department proclaimed proudly during a briefing at the site: “When there is intense rain, the drains will overflow.” The National Environment Agency said that Wednesday’s thunderstorm had developed quickly and re...

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