RONALD LEE: Empty vessels make the loudest noise, as the saying goes. The PAP was going on an all-out attack on Dr Chee Soon Juan in Bukit Batok, saying how he isn’t fit to be an MP because he’s jobless, unremorseful, and generally a bad guy lah.
Looking at the latest lift malfunctioning incident in Pasir Ris which killed poor Uncle Lim, you wonder whether all the “good guys” in the world with all their qualifications are fit to be MPs.
First off, Pasir Ris-Punggol MP Zainal Sapari says:
“I am concerned after learning that other residents might have raised similar complaints earlier. I have asked the town council officers to look at the feedback records. We are still investigating at this point.”
Seriously, Mr Zainal, you’re an MP leh, not a cabinet minister.
You’re supposed to be looking in to the needs of your constituents regularly. How can it be that this issue has been raised before and complaints have been received by the town council but you’re not aware of anything until now?
Cannot just say don’t know and tekan everyone else, right?
Next thing is, aren’t you supposed to make sure that things are running properly?
The lift misalignment of between 15 to 25cm was, according to an engineer, due to overspeeding which could have caused wear and tear.
The lifts in the area are supposed to be about 20 years old.
Complaints about this particularly “deadly lift” were already made up to a year ago.
How come there’s still no proper checks to make sure that the internal mechanisms are working well?
This isn’t a game of cards leh, this is your life and mine and Uncle Lim’s and a lot of other residents too ok.
Surely the MP should be checking to see if his subordinates are doing their job properly, even if he doesn’t micromanage them?
Lastly, if lift parts don’t function well, blame lift and change parts. If MP doesn’t function well, then how ah?