‘SDP calls for MND to give a full account of lift mishaps
In a media statement issued by Mr John Tan, Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), the party calls for the Ministry of National Development to give a full account of lift mishaps at HDB blocks.
The party notes that even after Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman's promise to improve lift safety in response to a lift incident where an elderly woman's hand was severed, there still have been lift malfunctions which have led to injuries and even one death.’
And these are the things that the SDP are askings and wanting the govt to take actions. Not ice the difference? They are not just asking questions but demanding answers and actions. Not just to ask questions for asking questions’ sake and be happy with whatever answers provided by the ministers. Read these,
‘Why did it take so long for Mr (Lawrence)Wong to tell the public of the measures his Ministry was taking to resolve the problem? Could more stringent and urgent steps have been taken? Could the injuries and death have been prevented?
The SDP calls on the MND to take immediate steps to prevent further mishaps from occurring. The Ministry should also publish a full account of the jobs done in the areas of maintenance and repairs of lifts throughout the island without further delay. The report should include the names of the manufacturers of the lifts and their countries of origin.’
The above questions are backed up by 7 incidents of breakdowns, dates and places and people injured or died. They don’t simply ask questions or make a statement and claimed to have done their job, end of matter, subject closed. Those MPs in Parliament, elected, nominated, NCMPs, should take a lesson on how to ask questions in Parliament from the SDP. SDP should conduct a course on how to ask questions in Parliament and the MPs, NMPs, NCMPs can use their Skills Future fund to attend and pay for it.
What do you think?