SMRT CEO, Ms Saw Phaik Hwa Must Resign to Take Responsibility!
Petitioning: All stakeholders in Singapore
Petitioner: Ken started on August 22, 2011
Petition Update on 17 Dec 2011:
This petition was created a few months ago because Ms Saw and her team had been proven to be incapable of managing SMRT. Again, Ms Saw and her team have shown that they lack the ability to manage not only the company and worse - any emergency situation.
An apology that 127,000 were stuck in trains for hours while she was probably trying to manage the situation in the comforts of her own home or nice office is not good enough an act. MRT riders are not just SMRT's income generating commuters; they are also hardworking people who have entrusted their ride home to the company and its management.
As I write, there is apparently another breakdown today. Hear this Ms Saw "YOUR RESIGNATION IS NECESSARY!" Be responsibile and resign.
I also urge those affected to band together and consider taking legal action against SMRT and demand for compensation. A few hours of suffering is no joke and we should be actively demanding for the company to take responsibility.
We are unhappy that a security breach has happened again. This time at at the Bishan MRT Depot. It was already surprising that SMRT was not aware of the first security breach until members of the public pointed out the vandalised carriages. This second breach proves that the current CEO, Ms Saw Phaik Hwa, has not been discharging her duty as SMRT’s CEO.
Ms Saw is so far lucky that the two breaches had not been acts of terror. If they were, the results of the breaches would not simply be vandalised carriages but loss of lives. Yet, she has only started to take this seriously after the second breach. Her recent statement “we cannot have another incident” should have been said and done since the first breach!
We are already unhappy with SMRT’s consistent request to increase fares to maintain their profitability. If Ms Saw is only able to maintain profit through fare hikes and at the same time is unable to ensure the safety of their trains and the lives of the commuters, then she is the wrong person for the job as CEO of SMRT.
We are therefore petitioning for her immediate resignation to take responsibility for the matter. We also urge her to continue to be involved in the investigation and undertake any further responsibility needed for the security breach
SPH very thick skin
She knows she will stay if she wants to
She has already said she wont resign
Not even shareholders can push her off
Because SMRT is 54% owned by Temasek and Temasek CEO is her good friend Ho Ching and Temasek is wholly owned by gobblement aka PAP
With her SGD 1 million+++ pay this Malaysian can continue to drive her Mercedes 500 live in a posh condo and dine at St Regis while putting down commuters with her insensitive comments (maybe learnt from her good friends father in law)
She only knows creating retail outlets in MRT stations and linkways aka "exchanges" to collect more $$$$ for rent
All the more her good friend wont do anything to jeopardise her ca$h cow
No accountability/responsibility at all and she has been given TOO MANY chances
Till now been with SMRT for 15 years , i too agreed that our Ms Saw should go. Cannot reveal much but have witness enough the so call "changes" internally.She tends to forget we SMRT have a social responsibility to this country. I am still proud of our SMRT but sad that we are being derail by her.
With S$191.727MM profit in 2010, profit should not be SMRT no. 1 focus, but should be Customer Safety and Efficiency and Low Cost for public transport. Shouldn't SMRT be following LSL 2011 motto of Cheaper, Faster & Better...
If SAW is not capable of the right focus then she should resign and leave after clearing up her mess.