The Straits Times
Published on Jan 20, 2013

Housing, transport policies criticised


Transport and housing policies came under the most fire from the Workers' Party yesterday, as speaker after speaker pointed out the inadequacy of government measures in these two areas.

While some changes have been made since the 2011 General Election, such as the new MRT expansion announced last week, the lapses in transport and property policies showed the need for more opposition in Parliament to pressure the Government to do more, they said.

Several lambasted the series of MRT breakdowns since 2011 even as bus and train fares go up and the two public transport operators continue to turn in large profits.

Just last month, a breakdown in the North-East Line would have inconvenienced many Punggol East residents, said Mr Toh Hong Boon, one of WP's candidates for Moulmein-Kallang GRC in 2011.