What readers are talking about this week

Tuesday night's MRT breakdown saw many readers writing in; some were upset at SMRT's recovery process, while others recounted how adversity brought out the best in people.

Readers also weighed in on the Great Tuition Debate, with many saying that it was a necessary evil in today's society, given the high standards of exam questions these days and dual-income households leaving parents little time to help their children with schoolwork.

Here are some of these letters:

Why hasn't SMRT learnt from past breakdowns?

Overhaul current train maintenance system

Train disruption: Recovery leaves much to be desired

Making good out of a bad situation

Tuition a sign of a developed economy

Tuition a necessary evil

Read more Forum letters here