Yahoo Poll: Will new SMRT CEO Neo Kian Hong fix train breakdowns?
It is the poisoned chalice of poisoned chalices: on Wednesday (1 August), former Chief of Defence Force (CDF) Neo Kian Hong began his tenure as the chief executive of rail operator SMRT.
He replaces the embattled Desmond Kuek, also a former CDF, who tendered his resignation in January 2018 after six years at the helm. Neo was appointed after a “global search” for Kuek’s replacement, said SMRT in April.
Kuek’s tenure was marked by an increasing frequency of rail breakdowns and by numerous incidents such as a tunnel flood that resulted in a 20-hour disruption in train services, as well as a train collision that injured 38 people.
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