Tag: Khaw Boon Wan

“Insensitive” for Khaw Boon Wan to say “there is more to life than nCoV”

In a Facebook post on Thursday (Feb 6), Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan had urged Singaporeans to remember that, despite the challenge that the coronavirus (2019-nCoV)  posed to the country, there were other matters that had to be given attention. "There is more to life than...

“There is more to life than nCoV,” posts Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan

In the midst of worries about 2019-nCoV cases in Singapore, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has been doing his rounds and posting about the progress of the public transport sector. On Thursday (Feb 6), at 3.07 pm, Mr Khaw posted an update on the MRT network's...

Netizens complain after train fills with white smoke, call out minister for promising reliability

Netizens on a train at Raffles Place MRT Station this morning (Jan 10) took to social media to express their unhappiness after the train cabins filled with white smoke. SMRT Chief Communications Officer Margaret Teo said: "We have confirmed that the smoke emission was due...

Khaw Boon Wan: JB-S’pore RTS Link set to proceed, but suspension extended to April 2020

Singapore—In an answer to a parliamentary question on November 4, Monday, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said that the suspension of the construction of the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project has been extended to April 30, 2020. Mr Khaw’s announcement comes on...

M’sian Transport Minister says details of JB-SG rail link will be finalised by month end

Kuala Lumpur—The long-awaited details concerning the railway between Singapore and Johor Baru will be announced within the next two weeks, according to an announcement from Anthony Loke Siew Fook, the Transport Minister of Malaysia. This means that Malaysia will be meeting the deadline, set for...

Khaw Boon Wan on rail sector issues: Our common customer is the Singapore commuter

Singapore—While Khaw Boon Wan, the country’s Transport Minister, admitted on October 14, Monday, that maintenance had not been the priority of rail operators in year past, he also warned against future overspending. Mr Khaw also voiced the need to be cautious about regulatory capture, which...

Netizens lash out against possible transport fare hike

Following the announcement of the possibility of bus and train fares increasing by up to 7 per cent next year, many Singaporeans have lashed out. Another reason for their gripe is that the two fare hikes come in tandem with announcements that record amounts of...

Khaw Boon Wan: Commuters may have to wait longer for trains during off-peak periods

Minister for Transport Khaw Boon Wan has announced the possibility of extending the intervals between trains during off-peak hours of the day. The longer wait times are part of efforts to better match demand and supply, and also help to reduce unnecessary wear and tear...

Lee Bee Wah wants the Government to temporarily ban PMDs like e-scooters

Parliament is set to debate the use of Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) and the laws governing the use of PMDs when it sits on Monday (5 Aug). The Senior Minister of State is set to deliver a ministerial statement on PMDs, on behalf of Transport Minister...

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...