Lui Tuck Yew asks Singaporeans to ‘thank’ COI members for their ‘hard work’
Posted by temasektimes on July 4, 2012
Despite two major screw-ups which caused inconvenience to thousands of affected commuters during the two major SMRT disruptions last year, Singaporeans were asked to ‘thank’ the Committee of Inquiry (COI) convened to ‘investigate’ the fiasco instead.
The COI has completed its ‘study’ over a six-week period and has submitted its report to the Transport Minister yesterday which includes “recommendations to improve the reliability of MRT services, as well as incident management processes.”
Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew will respond to the Committee of Inquiry’s (COI) report on last December’s MRT train disruptions, in Parliament next week.
They added that the recommendations, when carried out, will greatly reduce the likelihood of similar disruptions should they recur, and improve the management of future incidents.
Speaking to queries from the media, Transport Minister implored Singaporeans to ‘thank’ the COI members for their ‘hard work’:
“…the inquiry process was demanding and the issues challenging given their technical nature…Singaporeans should thank the COI members for their work in the past few months.”
It is not known how much taxpayers’ monies have been spent to conduct the COI.