25 Jun '11, 6am

Seriously la. #SMRTsucks Thai girl's father unaware SMRT offered S$15,000 out of goodwill

SINGAPORE - The father of the Thai girl who lost her legs in a freak Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) accident maintains that he did not know the S$15,000 given to him by SMRT was meant as goodwill. Mr Kittanesh Peneakchanasak, who is back in Thailand, told MediaCorp on Thursday that he learned that he would receive S$10,000 initially. He still does not know when he can receive this sum, which is with the Thai Foreign Affairs Ministry. Mr Kittanesh added that he is unaware if compensation will be made after the SMRT concludes its investigations. He asked why investigations were still on-going despite the accident taking place three months ago. His daughter, Miss Nitcharee Peneakchanasak, 15, fell onto the MRT tracks and was hit by a train in April. In a media statement on Monday, the SMRT said that it had given S$10,000 as "initial financial support" and a subsequent S$5,000 as ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110625-0000118/Th...

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