Photo of Lee Hsien Loong at PAP Convention from CNA

Dictator Prime Minister waddled in denial during his PAP Convention speech claiming that he “considered” Singapore’s broken train system as “first-class”:

“I have already considered Singapore’s transport system a first-class one, even if it could be even better. I read an article naming the four top cities in terms of train system reliability: Hong Kong, Taipei, Los Angeles, Singapore.”

The PM also claimed rail reliability is improving and that it is a “very complicated problem”. Lee Hsien Loong also gave the incompetent Transport Minister his support saying that he just need more time and space:

“We have made progress, but there have been setbacks. People are frustrated and worried by such incidents and understandably so. Improving train reliability is a very complicated problem, but the organisations need to be strengthened to deliver consistent high performance. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and his team in the Ministry of Transport and Land Transport Authority are extremely disappointed with the recent incidents, which is a sentiment shared by the train operators and their workers on the ground… Efforts to improve the train network are showing results, it does not feel like that to the public. It will take time to improve the train system, and there will be more hurdles to clear along the way. “The best thing we can do now is to give our transport team the time and space to fix the problems.”