24 Jul '11, 9am

Like his salary. "@bioanarchism: PM Lee: Fare hikes in public transport ‘cannot be helped’ #sgpolitics"

Even before the Public Transport Council (PTC) has finalized its decision whether to approve the fare hikes proposed by the two public transport operators SBS and SMRT, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is already dropping subtle hints that the hikes will be approved. During a speech made at the National Day celebration in his Teck Ghee ward, PM Lee said the impending fare hikes “cannot be helped”: “From time to time, fare increases cannot be helped. But there are many schemes to help those in need.” The proposed fare hikes came even as both SMRT and SBS made obscene profits last year. SMRT posted net earnings of $161.1 million for the year up to March. SBS Transit’s net profit was $54.3 million for the year ending last December. Despite public outcry over the deteriorating quality of service, PM Lee insists that the transport companies must be allowed to make ‘reasonable pro...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/07/24/pm-lee-fare-hikes...

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