The Executive Secretary of the National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU) reported that 3 bus captains were assaulted while they were on duty yesterday (31 Dec) afternoon and that the union is very concerned. The assailant is suspected to be the same person for all 3 incidents.
A police report has been lodged and NTWU urged the authorities to quickly identify and arrest the assailants. NTWU also appealed for any eyewitnesses to the 3 incidents to come forward to assist in the investigation.
Executive Secretary of NTWU (who is also an MP for Tanjong Pagar) Melvin Yong said, “Our bus captains deserve our respect as they work hard to perform the important task of transporting our commuters safely to their destinations.”
He added: “Such acts of violence or any form of abuse towards our public transport workers should not be tolerated.”
Mr Yong asked the public to respect and appreciate transport workers so that they can work in a safe and secure work environment.
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