Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Latest : Another MRT death !!!

Crushed by the wheels of progress....
Why? ....

We must tell all Singaporeans to hop onto the train and not in front of it. The train is supposed to help you get to where you want to go but don't use it as a fast way to get to your final destination. Please be mindful that there are people on the train who need to get on with their lives and enjoy the progress that the govt has planned for them. In Singapore, it is not right to slow everyone down just because of one person....the train is like our society, it has to move forward all the time. Those who cannot keep up are crushed by the wheels of success. Those who can hardly keep up are "fed up with progress" But don't worry Singaporeans, the SMRT will provide buses to minimise the disruption to your happy lives so you can still carry on without being inconvenienced.....as a highly profitable enterprise, SMRT has the means to overcome minor disruptions to its service.


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Man killed by train at Clementi MRT station
By Noor Mohd Aziz, Channel NewsAsia Posted: 30 October 2006 2225 hrs


SINGAPORE: Westbound train services between Queenstown and Jurong East MRT stations were disrupted after a man was hit by a train, and died, at Clementi MRT station. SMRT says buses were provided for about 11,700 passengers who were affected by the disruption. This incident comes almost two weeks after a similar death at the Chinese Gardens MRT. Police have classified the death as an unnatural one and are investigating. - CNA/so

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

YouTube on Mr Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQxU3K-w0bU

1 Country, 2 Systems

Anonymous said...

Heard the man was 50 odd years old. Another victim of "proverty" created by the system? Seems that we need to relook at how our system treat those over 40 years old, obsolete "goods"?? due to scrap?? The system will only be interested to concentrate on younger "goods" so that they can contribute to the growth of the society (cheap & good). But everyone will reach 40 no matter what.. well whoever reaches 40 you will be out and face the brutal truth about your own future....

Capt_Canuck said...

Maybe that is the reason why the Singaporean PAP newsletter (or newspapers as you might call them) don't cover suicides that often. Once one person commits suicide, others out there see the attention that the family is getting and get it into their heads that if they were dead, then their family would get help from the society since the gov't does little to help out.

I know here in Canada, if there is a suicide in a school by a teen or a suicide in a company, there are counsellors brought in to help talk through the pain and stop others from that train of thought of attention.

So, seems like the gov't is onto something with the newspaper censorship. Tell only the good and no harm falls to the citizens.

Anonymous said...

probably a copy cat suicide. best that ST not assist another 'win fall' for the deceased family.

bad news is that there are probably many more families on the verge of desperation.

it is time that our leaders do some soul searching and stop exploitation in the name of progress

citizens don't want to see discontented ghosts loitering in our fine looking mrt stations if you know what i mean?

Anonymous said...

I hope that the gahmen recognise this as a social issue and coming out with programmes to help the poor.

But our elitist scholars will most likely use economic model and increase the fare so that the poor could not afford to enter the gate or find it too expensive to jump in front of MRT

Anonymous said...

Apologies for using comments.

Possible news on why Today editor was sacked:

http://forums.delphiforums.com/sammyboymod/messages?msg=122550.1

Anonymous said...

gahmen will step up on propaganda and ask straits times and mediacock to announce more "happy stuff", tons and tons of job growth, new jobs created...yada..yada...yada.or pick a fight with external enemies to distract peasants.

Anonymous said...

Maybe, this is the only way a guy have to do to get someone attention in "slowing down" the life in S'pore...as everyone is running in pursuit of a "better life".