Tag: Khaw Boon Wan

Netizens fume as Khaw Boon Wan claims higher public transport fares are necessary to combat rising subsidies

Netizens on social media are fuming after Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan asserted in Parliament on Monday (8 July) that higher public transport fares are necessary to combat rising subsidies for the young, elderly and underprivileged. The ruling People's Action Party (PAP) politician said that...

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan says transport operators need regular fare adjustments

Singapore – According to Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan, the current transport fares are not able to meet the high costs of operating and maintaining Singapore's rail networks. The minister, who was responding to a parliamentary question made by Member of Parliament Sitoh Yih Pin...

Photo of Khaw Boon Wan lookalike on the train goes viral

Much to the amusement of many netizens, a photo of someone who looked like Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan sleeping on the MRT has gone viral. The photo, which received 1,100 reactions and almost 400 comments in a few hours showed a man who resembled...

Malaysian Transport Minister said he understands the RTS project better after Khaw Boon Wan took him on a tour of Woodlands North MRT

Singapore— After the suspension of the Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link had been announced, Singapore Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan took his Malaysian counterpart, Anthony Loke, on a tour of Woodlands North MRT station on the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). When the...

Khaw Boon Wan — Singapore will spend billions of dollars in the coming decades on air traffic services

Singapore— The country’s Transport Minister said on May 16, Thursday, that the price of maintaining air traffic services will cost Singapore a few billions of dollars in the coming decades. This is needful, he said, considering that we have one of the most heavily-used...

New centre will allow LTA to test trains without affecting MRT hours and services

Singapore – Daily passenger services will no longer be halted when the Land Transport Authority (LTA) builds its new testing centre that can check trains and railway systems. On April 24 (Wednesday), the LTA released details on its new Integrated Train Testing Centre (ITTC) which...

Khaw Boon Wan on bilateral relations: you can always forge some win-win solutions

Kuala Lumpur—On the eve of the ninth annual Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat, Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced that the country is adopting a "prosper thy neighbour” perspective so that there will be a “win-win” on all sides. In a joint press conference with Anthony...

Malaysia’s Firefly flights to Singapore are back, permanent Restricted Area over Pasir Gudang suspended

Malaysia – Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and his Malaysian counterpart Anthony Loke released a joint statement on Apr 6 regarding the commencement of Firefly flights to Singapore effective Apr 2019. On Dec 2018, Malaysian budget airline Firefly halted its flights to Singapore after...

MOT says its “possible” for Malaysia to be given a 6-month extension for RTS link, but with mutual consent

Singapore—In a statement dated April 4, Thursday, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) has said that its “possible” for Malaysia to be given a six-month extension concerning matters related to the RTS Link Project, but with an agreement from both countries. In answer to questions from...

Sembawang MPs to man the fort for Transport Minister Khaw while he’s on medical leave

Sembawang Members of Parliament (MPs) will step up to fill in for Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and the Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan who is currently on medical leave due to a fractured arm. Sembawang Group Representation Constituency (GRC) MP Amrin Amin told Channel NewsAsia that...