Monday, June 21, 2010

Public transport security a private matter?

Yesterday (20/6/2010), it was reported on Channel NewsAsia that K Shanmugam, Minister for Law and Second Minister for Home Affairs, remarked that "profit-driven private organisations must take security of their premises seriously" and stressed that "the onus is on them - not the government or the taxpaying public alone - to ensure that their premises are safe and secure".

Hmm... Why then do we have police personnel from the Public Transport Security Command patrolling MRT trains and stations that are operated by SMRT?

Also, why then are SAF and police personnel deployed to patrol the premises of Changi Airport which is, as far as my unlearned eye can tell, managed by the Changi Airport Group, a corporatised entity?

Confused, I am.


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Anonymous said...

I don't think the Govt needs to work with SMRT on security issues at all. It is an entirely private matter to be dealt with solely by SMRT.

LCC said...

To Anonymous (22/6/2010, 2134hrs),

May I ask why you think this way?

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