How to ask LTA to take action against SMRT?

Here’s something you might not know.

The former CEO of the LTA stepped down in November last year, less than 2 years in charge.

He is Chew Men Leong, a former Rear-Admiral in the Navy.

He was succeeded by Ngien Hoon Ping, also from the military.

According to CNA earlier this year:
“Prior to this appointment, Mr Ngien served in the Singapore Armed Forces for 26 years and held various positions including Director of Joint Operations, Commander of the Combat Service Support Command (CSSCOM), Assistant Chief of General Staff (Logistics). During his stint as Commander CSSCOM, he was responsible for the planning and execution of army transport, maintenance engineering, supply, medical and ammunition support.”

The CEO of SMRT is a former Lieutenant-General, Chief of Defence Force Desmond Kuek.

Kuek, when he took over SMRT in 2012, brought along with him a posse of personnel from the military to join him in SMRT.

The former Transport Minister was also from the military – Rear Admiral Lui Tuck Yew.

And for good measure, our PM and one of the DPMs are also from the military.

So, can LTA take a harder stance against SMRT and its management led by the highest ranking military officer among all of them?

Can one military officer take action against another, one who is higher-ranked than him?

 

* Facebook post by Andrew Loh.

 

 

Sponsored Content

38 Responses to “How to ask LTA to take action against SMRT?”

  • Amos exposed PAP hypocrisy:

    This is the problem an organisation faces if it is run based on patronage instead of professionalism and competence. The situation would have been different if top posts for GLC and even stat boards were picked from the competitive and (real) performance driven private sector. For Singapore getting experienced, competent senior private sector people should not be difficult because the pay for top post in the public sector and GLCs is quite high. But, of course, we all know this will never happen. Why? For several reasons, the first one being the main criteria for selecting the person for the top post. It is must be somebody who is prepared to “toe-the-line”, not “makes waves” and serve the interest of PAP first and at all times. The other reason is that the ex-SAF morons in Cabinet do not want to be upstaged by (competent) people from the private sector.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • opposition dude:

    LTA and all the rest of them are all under PAP so how do you expect action to be taken? Action is only taken against WP with MND, HDB and even KPMG making all the noise. Compare and contrast CPIB’s “investigation” into one Victor Wong of AMKTC.

    Wise up Andrew and suck it in, we have seen all these far too many times already. PAP needs to lose a lot more seats for things to happen.

    All these army tyypes in SMRT, SPH and in parliament have already shown just how good they are.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Loong Jiak Sai:

    If only singaporeans stop being daft and wisely vote the PAP out, we’d see a stop to the practice of nepotism and cronyism and we’d have all these ex-military men sacked in no time. Why gong gong keep waiting in vain to see if Ah Loong will sack Ah Ping or Ah Ping will dare to take action against Ah Kuek?

    No more military officers! These failures are just giving our military a bad bad name and image.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Lee Chun Sing a song:

    These are state owned enterprises.
    How can gahbramen slap itself?

    This is why such a model leads to eventual rot.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • billyma:

    Lhl & PAP can nit & will not sacked any of these ex-scholars & ex-general because it will made a mockery of this whole PAP scheme.

    Sacking any of these incompetent paper generals, as screwed up as they really are, will reflect badly on PAP from day one it came into power.

    It will indicates a total failure of the PAP especially hurting the legacy of lky.

    If these paper generals are of any indicator, those currently having stars on their shoulder pads can be of any good either.

    People in management tend to chose his own kinds.
    In this case, the screwed up kind.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Big Dicks matter:

    billyma:
    Lhl & PAP can nit & will not sacked any of these ex-scholars & ex-general because it will made a mockery of this whole PAP scheme.

    Sacking any of these incompetent paper generals, as screwed up as they really are, will reflect badly on PAP from day one it came into power.

    It will indicates a total failure of the PAP especially hurting the legacy of lky.

    If these paper generals are of any indicator, those currently having stars on their shoulder pads can be of any good either.

    People in management tend to chose his own kinds.
    In this case, the screwed up kind.

    This is why authoritarian rule eventually have to cover up mistakes which lead to inevitable collapse due to too many cover ups. Its only a matter of time.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • N.Jungne:

    Power struggle between the Army and the Navy, is happening in SMRT. Get more Popcorn ready and watch the show

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • LIONS:

    Desmond Quack is just as useless as NOL’s KIM JONG UN look-alike.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • MarBowling:

    Take a good look at those fiacking pips, medals, and LJ stuffs tangling on his shirt. Don’t think they are assembled and put on by himself. Probably, his house maid or in his camp, by a captain or lower rank soldier. He must have obtained those so-called impressive decorative stuffs shooting Not small But Big Elephants in his army career! If ask to shoot live bullet at a Real enemy, both his pants and balls also drop! HoLee Shits.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Musical Chairs:

    Army Generals are the best.
    They also happen to be recipients of generous scholarships.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Birds Of The Same Feather:

    Clown prince himself benefited from such system and a prime product of this failed system. He will not sabotage and denounce the brotherhood of paper generals. To do so is to admit he himself is also a failure.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • asd:

    medals for fighting at a kinder garden play ground . .

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Insubordination:

    This is called insubordination!

    They have to served reservist right? So who report to who?

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • pap selected INDIAN president:

    we were young once. we have worked before current unemployment. so we know what we are talking about.

    1st, this rule is universal. if top is crooked, bottom cannot straight. pap today in downhill mode because of both top and bottom. because current pap top categorically no good.

    2nd, this rule is also universal. it takes a very great man, sorry never woman in this particular rule, to employ someone better someone greater than he. there were such great men in previous generation of pap. not today. so because current pap top no good, nothing great, they never employed the best bottom. they only employ the rotten crooked bottom, the yes men the yes women which (cannot use whom since these are nothing more than animals) we never hire when we were working.

    3rd, not too long ago, Singapore was tops in many things. we used to take pride in our policies. when anyone disparages we took issue and defended. NOT today. when we hear criticisms from outsiders, we heartily tell them more, especially husband wife team abuses, especially the way judges are appointed who can say inside is not within 200m, especially about an INDIAN selected as a malay president. and many such more which outsiders may not know and which we gladly tell them.

    last, when we in coffee shop analyzed further, we realized main problem is pap has started to hire paper generals. no wonder. the one in front one year one promotion which means he actually nothing better other than having been born from the right hole.

    not long ago a young NSF in coffee shop. he was pissed when INDIAN was selected. he asked, as an NSF lieutenant, what is he defending today when his government lies like that? we heartily tell him the truth. not worth defending since he is 3 room hdb and defending pap LJs and pap CBs private properties. we hope he agrees and tells his friends and loved ones the truth so that New Government can form quickly before Singapore we once loved becomes kaput due to current pap top crooked and bottom not straight.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    a pig can be a goat so an INDIAN can be a malay. like that also can. WTF.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • 陈大婶:

    火车如战场,战场如火车。

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • pap selected INDIAN president:

    LIONS:
    Desmond Quack is just as useless as NOL’s KIM JONG UN look-alike.

    when we heard this fat 2nd chance in pap newspapers the states times, we clap clap and look forward to its closing.

    we always wonder how a nation, once great nation, like Singapore can have such lousy newspapers like the pap states times. all one sided pap propaganda and pap lies, yes pap lies, which we don’t read.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    pap lies. pap folks set the rule on polling stations and broke it. new rule from pap. when inside a polling station is not within 200m of polling staton. WTF.

    pap lies some more. pap folks set the rule about presidency reserved for malay race. we disagree but we accept the rule. then pap broke its own rule by selecting an INDIAN as malay president. WTF.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • pap selected INDIAN president:

    Big Dicks matter: This is why authoritarian rule eventually have to cover up mistakes which lead to inevitable collapse due to too many cover ups. Its only a matter of time.

    very well said, bro. agree.

    one new lie to cover a previous old lie. sometimes they even do it the blunt way. they come out with a contempt of court rule. that is why when they say inside a polling station is not within 200m of polling station everyone kep quiet even though everyone is asking, isn’t inside and within both mean the same? worse, they changed the rule to reserve presidency for the malay RACE. but they selected an INDIAN for the malay presidency citing committee decision an INDIAN is a malay. this is the mother of all WTFs.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Dead end for SG:

    A police state led by former military men and supported by unquestioning peasants fooled repeatedly by massive scams is a recipe for mediocrity if not eventual runination.

    The more political jesters see the usefulness of a police state, the more they rely on it to perpetuate their power and milk the country. It is like Egypt under Hosni Mubarak who was Mr Reliable for the West. They did not criticise him for abuses, stagnation and corruption.

    It is a matter of time SG will implode, not from external attacks but self-destruction due to jesters’ numerous foolies.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • NotMyProblem:

    N.Jungne:
    Power struggle between the Army and the Navy, is happening in SMRT. Get more Popcorn ready and watch the show

    These generals and admirals are having one hell of fun talking among themselves how much they are getting from taxpayers when they were having their mugs of beer.

    The show is on us, the 30% including the 70%. So it’s not funny at all. Just how long would this be going on. The 30% cannot take it anymore, I don’t know about the 70%??!!

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Bystander:

    Sodas neh, SMRT Desmond is higher ranking than the LTA one, now we know they are forced to go soft on Desmond.
    Desmond could throw his weight around LTA, and give the latter the middle finger, and says – “know your place, I’m bigger ranking than you, dun you dare lay hands on me”.
    This the reason for Desmond to have such thick skin, nobody can touch even one hair on him.
    Haha, MRT can continue to wayang, after all he’s a volunteer, but with $m pay, so what being a useless clown, with SAF protection, clowning around pays well too.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Patriot of Temesak:

    How??? quarrel with your wife and ask your Mother-in-law to settle the DISPUTE leh!!!

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • oxygen:

    @ Billyma

    THE MILITARY HIERARCHY & INSTITUTIONS ARE A ORDERED WORLD obeying to command of predictable outcome. Outside in the real world, UNCERTAINTY dominates reality of challenges.

    billyma: Sacking any of these incompetent paper generals, as screwed up as they really are, will reflect badly on PAP from day one it came into power.

    It will indicates a total failure of the PAP especially hurting the legacy of lky.

    If these paper generals are of any indicator, those currently having stars on their shoulder pads can be of any good either

    The mindset, culture and modus operandi of military mantra MUST FAIL and we see them failing spectacularly in SMRT. Fiack your rule, no maintenance work, we still FALSIFY ACCOUNTS to delude your stupid military d*ckhead of decorated toys of no substance.

    Big Dicks matter: This is why authoritarian rule eventually have to cover up mistakes which lead to inevitable collapse due to too many cover ups. Its only a matter of time.

    Which is why dynastic grooming and political succession has to fail. Research shows leaders groomed who they like, NEVER WHO IS SMART, worst still disagreeable.

    billyma: If these paper generals are of any indicator, those currently having stars on their shoulder pads can be of any good either.

    People in management tend to chose his own kinds.
    In this case, the screwed up kind.

    If research is incorrect or false of conclusion, then the military-dominated political governance would be in the stratospheric height of success instead of confessing, publicly, in

    - 2015, economy MAXED OUT
    - 2016, restructuring has failed
    - in 2017, the Committee for Future Economy practically told the world this – of we don’t know what to say

    and Tharman told a forum gathering in New Delhi that our population recycling economics is BOTH POLITICALLY AND ECONOMICALLY STUPID.

    THE QUESTION WE MUST ASK OURSELVES IS THIS – WHO ARE THOSE STUPID ONES THAT LED US TO THIS DISMAL FEARFUL LOST IN UTTER BEWILDERMENT STATE?

    Kee Chiu already promised us the next generation of PAPpys won’t face reality, they want to play it safe and easy going – IGNORING DISCONTINUITIES which is wreaking havoc to our lives and risks of sudden death collapse in the next GFC.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • oxygen:

    ALSO LTA AND SMRT is under the watch of the same COW. Is he going to “ownself-slap-ownself” or throw both under the bus in this comedy show?

    Ownself-slap-ownself is also slapping the boss too.

    So how, arh?

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Chan malu Chan:

    Talking about paper generals again …..hmmmm

    Should Chan Chun Sing be the next PM ?

    Looks like his popularity is at the bottom lowest despite his blood relationship with the Lee Family.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Ah Ha:

    Why has there been not one peep on any media about the service disruption at Paya Lebar on Friday night, not a peep. Nothing in or on the media on Saturday or Sunday. SMRT didn’t send out any messages either but did provide shuttle buses..packed, as usual, Grab, no luck, Taxi, forget it…

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Just1more:

    That’s why army should do the defence and let others do the business. Rank is so important to them that to tell your superior off is unthinkable in the army system. That’s the reason why Desmond is so cocky and the rest of ministers and LTA boss could do little to tame him. I still could imagine Minister Liu having to apologize to the nation where the fault lies with SMRT. All because 1 star cannot reprimand 3 stars. Period.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Rule of Lor:

    The only Constant with Cover-Ups is Cover-Ups or lies must only Increase as it cannot Decrease.

    Rule of Lor is too blunt a tool such that its easily Abused for Power Entrenchment purposes.

    52 years looks long but its short compared to the duration needed for systemic collapse to occur.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • It will never end.....:

    This is the world under the control and play of the few elites in each country. They prop each other up. They are doing whatever necessary to stay in power. They form their own circles.
    Power is addictive. Once you tasted it, it is hard to give up. They build a protective wall around themselves and they instinctively cover each other as they cannot afford a collapse of any of their pillars. They are now firmly entrenched in all the critical key positions in media, security etc etc ……across the board.
    Nobody really knows what is happening.
    They pay their henchmen very well to keep them satisfied and do their biddings without question.
    All for one and one for all, this is the unwritten understanding of the elites.
    See how difficult it is for even the populist Trump and Duterte to clear the swamp in their respective countries. And Trump is a billionaire!
    This elitist circles are beholden to each other.
    You go out of one job and you end up at least as ambassador. Always something good for you after coming out at a bad worst end. After all we are in it together.
    Genuine populist peoples’ leaders are a rarity and have to face and battle the elites who will never want to give up their power and wealth.
    So the story continues.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Prayut Chan-o-cha:

    In Thailand , we often hear about the red shirt vs the yellow shirt . Street riots , civil disobedience brought street of Bangkok to a crawl … at end of the riots or civil disobedience , the military would intervene sometime with bloodshed .

    In HK the university openly protested on changes to their parliamentary constitution

    In Myanmar , the body of ex UN Secretary General were carried by the Myanmar university students where they intend to bury his body at a location they deemed honour his role and position

    In Singapore the takeover by military had already completed before Singaporean could even march onto the streets . In military they spent their twerling their pens correcting politically correct English to justify spending like English teachers thinking if the English is correct , all directives will be correct , none of them
    Has any technical deep knowledge whatsoever , all their life it is getting refining the concepts of imaginative scenario … sadly our v weak leaders fir fear of their own loss of grip on power leaned on a peace-time military tajeover of our parliamentary system . The finest example is fixing the EP using whatever means to achieve its objectives . Singaporean are cows abs would dare show dissent after years of brainwashed on One independence . The military takeover during peacetime had been completed . The emperor can now rule by hiding in the palace whilst his generals perform orgies en masses . The Big Fix of Singaporean fixing everything including yur social
    Exposure.

    Once the PM asked ( not too long after Thailand military took over ) “
    Can anyone pronounced the name of the new Thailand prime minister ?”
    He replied his own question . “Prayut Chan-o-cha”… so smooth was the military takeover ..

    Singaporean Yu are being fixed everyday without u knowing it .. our very own master fixer in PMO Chan-O-Qin.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Chan-O-fixer:

    Brother said “abuse of power” ; “using state apparatus”
    Nephew said “pliant” system
    Sister said “ “ Yu know already….
    the whole Singapore and Singaporean had been fixed for a long time and fixed big time .” Arise and Fight the good fight”

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Singaporean migrated to USA:

    The structure is more like Myanmar junta rather than North Korea! (LOL)

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Do it!:

    Remove the top management and offer their salaries and that will surely attract and get the best qualified train management and operations people from around the world in true evaluation and meritocracy and the problems will be solved quickly.
    Swallow pride and do it before things gets worst.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Sikeen Nah:

    I pose this question to all SG BG :

    Which real war have you ever fought in ?
    Name just 1.

    War games in army aircon rooms, Sony Play station, Nintendo and Pokemon and arcade war games excluded.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • MCBEAN:

    What happens to Andrew Loh’s facebook? I could not access for many days already.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • 23 Injured MRT COLLISION!!!!!!:

    I am sute this time with the Train Collision, the CEO can still find others to blame and be cleared of any management imcompetence.

    And i bet singaporeans will not protest and will accept.

    This is the hallmark of singapore mentality.

    KBW meet Karma.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • oxygen:

    @ 23 Injured MRT COLLISION!!!!!!:

    THE NEXT BIG EVENT OF CRASH WITH MASSIVE FATALITIES and permanent incapacitation could come any moment now.

    Is that COW still resisting public pressure for a thorough and independent COI?

    And if so, resisting for how long more?

    23 Injured MRT COLLISION!!!!!!: I am sute this time with the Train Collision, the CEO can still find others to blame and be cleared of any management imcompetence.

    And i bet singaporeans will not protest and will accept.

    This is the hallmark of singapore mentality.

    KBW meet Karma.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • KHAWker Nathan:

    oxygen:
    @ 23 Injured MRT COLLISION!!!!!!:

    THE NEXT BIG EVENT OF CRASH WITH MASSIVE FATALITIES and permanent incapacitation could come any moment now.

    Is that COW still resisting public pressure for a thorough and independent COI?

    And if so, resisting for how long more?

    Singaporeans wull condone till they die KHAWk stand. Their extremest Self-protection psychological disorder lead to a Powerless Divided Loose-sand people, disunited by self-protection to the detriment of the country.

    The destruction will happen. Just a matter of time.

    Despite this collision, the people remain quiet because their psychological disorder ensure they rather die than voice up. Many elderlies who passed on have proven this.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...
  • Contradiction:

    Wow. Difficult to police. Friends, ex colleagues extremely tough to draw the Line in the sand.

    GD Star Rating
    loading...

Leave a Reply

 characters available


Loading...
Member Services
Members LoginSelf-ClassifiedsSelf-Support
Sponsored Advertisement
Search On TR Emeritus
Sponsored Advertisement



Most Recent Comments
  • alf free: hahha,whats wrong with collecting more?! and,whats wrong with me and my ‘husband’ squandering...
  • Selfish Bastard: Since we are not talking about the same thing, I will clarify my points too. We the working class...
  • opposition dude: As usual, spouting rubbish like there is no tomorrow. Typical for one who has lost touch with the...
  • PAP is BEST: This one is good thing. Make opposition look bad is REAL news. Make PAP look bad is FAKE news. All fake...
  • Harder Truths: Why should the majority of the $G public, who now know the truth, unwilling and uncaring to seek...
  • family to take care of: So maybe Chee was just sending a warning shot across Perera’s bows that the Government knew...
  • alf free: YEP,AND THEN COME BACK WITH A GRIN AND TELL jobless sgs he needs to RAISE TAXES? this fellow has got NO...
  • alf free: no WP MP comes close to the SPIRIT OF JBJ. JBJ was ONE BRAVE LION fighting all the WOLVES. he alone...
  • Laugh Die People: idea is still i dea: Today one big country still cannot vote, tio bo. Example...
  • Does PAP manipulate news?: How PAP doctor and censor news. So Murali won: You recall that embarrassing...
  • Does PAP manipulate news?: Does PAP doctor the news? Chin Tu Lan: On SDP’s last rally held on 5th May, the...
  • rukidding: I tend to TRUST Leon ! You judge the character of a person by the way he carries himself and how he talks...
Announcement
Support TR Emeritus
Support TR Emeritus:
Other Amount:
TRE Classifieds
  • NEED CASH? WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU!

    Good day: you need an urgent loan to solve your fi...
    [Read more]

  • Cash offer apply now.

    Are you in financial difficulties? We give cash t...
    [Read more]

  • [$9 Shareme Headphone or $99 Karaoke Sound Bar] HD 1280x800, 3000 Lumens, Wifi, Bluetooth, Android I

    AFFORDABLE HIGH DEFINITION HOME ENTERTAINMENT PACK...
    [Read more]

  • Sample of a Free Ad

    . This ia a sample of how a Free Ad (without imag...
    [Read more]

  • Sample of a Premium 4 Ad

    . This ia a sample of how a Premium 4 Ad (can upl...
    [Read more]

Readers Statistic
Latest Statistic
Advertisement
Advertisement