Hong Kong protests: This is not the city I know, says MTR veteran

Above: Mr Mak Pui Tung says he is saddened that the protests have caused a divide between metro staff and commuters. Right: A protester securing the gates at Admiralty station with cable ties on Tuesday. The metro operator has been targeted by protes
A protester securing the gates at Admiralty station with cable ties on Tuesday. The metro operator has been targeted by protesters, who have caused damage to multiple stations. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
Above: Mr Mak Pui Tung says he is saddened that the protests have caused a divide between metro staff and commuters. Right: A protester securing the gates at Admiralty station with cable ties on Tuesday. The metro operator has been targeted by protes
Mr Mak Pui Tung says he is saddened that the protests have caused a divide between metro staff and commuters.

Mak Pui Tung says pride in serving commuters has been replaced by feeling of anxiety after protesters started targeting the rail operator

HONG KONG • The joy of interacting with commuters, some of whom are like old friends, is the thing Mr Mak Pui Tung has looked forward to the most in his 31-year career with the city's train operator.

MTR Corporation, he says, is a reflection of Hong Kong's success through the years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 06, 2019, with the headline 'This is not the Hong Kong I know, says MTR veteran'. Print Edition | Subscribe