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Looks like even the Lightning God wants to chup jit kah and tekan beleaguered Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and volunteer SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek! An MRT train on the East-West Line was struck by lightning and stalled near Bedok station a little past 4pm today, causing about 10 minutes of delay to journey times between Tanah Merah and Paya Lebar. Passengers had to detrain at Bedok MRT station and...

“I should not start new life with something negative.” That heart-breaking line was recalled with great sadness by a 27-year-old Chinese lady who had the misfortune of being rape victim. Getting dumped by her husband-to-be with such callousness after her virginity was taken by a rapist was a second knife to her heart. The victim, who will not be named to for privacy reasons, had been living in...

It’s heart-warming when mother and son team up to score, but not so much when it comes to crime. This mom, who looks to be about 30 years old, visited a Play-e games store at Hougang Mall on Thursday (16 Nov) at about 7pm. Then while her son, who appears to be around 6 years old, was browsing game title, Thieving Mom deftly helped herself to a handful of Playstation 4 games. The store owner discovered...

Not happy that a teen slapped the bonnet of his Porsche, a 50-year-old uncle took to violence to solve the problem Uncle Tan’s son was at the wheel of the Porsche at the time, with Tan sitting in the passenger seat. His wife and daughter were seated in the rear. When Tan’s son tried to overtake a cyclist, the cyclist slapped the bonnet of the Porsche with the intention of signalling “I’m here,...

Possibly the time when any “oh sh*t” jokes aren’t too appropriate – a security guard punched to death a co-worker who took a dump near their security post. Over 2 hours, 35-year-old security guard Joshua Thomas, a Malaysian, punched 49-year-old fellow Malaysian security guard Jasvinder Singh 6 times. The incident took place between Nov 16 and Nov 17, 2016, at a security post of a worksite...

It started out as a tiny nugget of fake news, then grew larger after SMRT’s rebuttal yesterday. But instead of condemning fake news, the public appears to have turned on SMRT instead. The fake news that had been going around on local forums and whatsapp, purportedly sent by an SMRT staff, claims large number of staff from the SMRT night crew were laid off over the years. SMRT took to Facebook to...

A so-called SMRT “Insider” has gone online to share his thoughts on how the rot starts at the bottom too despite the public blaming only top management for train breakdowns, accidents and disruptions. Under the moniker “mrtguy”, this “insider” has made several claims, that if true, expose what SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek as termed “deep-seated cultural issues” plaguing the transport operator’s...

The MRT system, once a source of national pride, has today become an international laughing stock following a train collision this morning at Joo Koon MRT station. The crash which saw 28 people injured and sent Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan to scrambling to issue a public apology just a day after an “Appreciation Day” was held for public transport workers, has gained international traction...

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has apologised to commuters for this morning’s train collision at Joo Koon MRT station which injured 28 people. “Commuters were inconvenienced and some were even injured. So we are deeply sorry for that. Those who were injured and are in hospitals, the Second Minister (for Transport), Ng Chee Meng as well as Senior Minister of State for Transport, Dr Lam (Pin Min)...

SMRT has warned commuters at 5pm today to expect an added 40 minutes of travel time if they are travelling on the North-South Line. Commuters on their way home this evening reported travelling time of about 30 minutes between Newton and Bishan MRT stations – a journey that usually takes 10 minutes. Some commuters said that trains had been moving slowly and were stopping for up to 15 minutes at each...

SMRT has set a new record for the most number of lines to face train service disruptions at one time during morning peak hour traffic. This, after 3 of the train lines it operates – the North-South Line, East-West Line and Circle Line – all experienced disruptions this morning. One disruption which was scarcely announced by SMRT was the disruption of train service on its North-South Line,...

28 people (updated from 25 reported earlier this morning), including 2 staff, were injured after a train an SMRT train hit a stationary one at the Joo Koon MRT station platform around 8am this morning. The crash took place during peak hour traffic when trains are usually packed. Said one of the affected commuters, Mei Anne: “So i’m on the train that hit another one in front! And we fell on...

Un-Un-Un-Un-Unbelievable… and this incident got us stunned like vegetable too. 5 calls to the police were made, and a PHV driver got hurt in a brawl because he took a route which was deemed the “wrong route” by his customer. The incident took place on Friday (10 Nov) at about 7pm. 40-year-old private-hire driver, Ken, said he picked up a female customer at Block 476A Upper Serangoon Road. As...

Transport Minister has urged commuters to be grateful to the “silent, every day heroes” who work to maintain our public transport system. Speaking at the first-ever “appreciation day” for public transport sector workers, Mr Khaw said the small group of SMRT staff responsible for Singapore’s first-ever tunnel flooding has “tarnished the reputation of Singapore and Singaporeans.” He told...