This year, 425 service stars were awarded to front line staff and drivers from the public transport companies and associations to honour their exemplary service for offering commuters a more pleasant travelling experience.
|See no evil, hear no evil....|
At another public place, security guard Mak exercised his initiative to shoo away a man peddling key chains at The Cathay's Open Plaza. When the peddler turned aggressive and attacked the guard, the latter's black belt in taekwondo came in handy. Unfortunately, in the eyes of officialdom, it was the wrong call. His employer said what he should have done instead was to contact the control room. The police apparently subscribes to similar protocol, encouraging "anyone with information to lodge a report so that they can look at the facts and circumstances of the case before taking any appropriate actions." In other words, follow the example of the long suffering lady, just take the torrential rain of saliva in good stride until the boys in blue finally show up. If they bother to show up at all.
The law intervened more weightily in the case of the dog who was put down because it turned aggressive and bit his owner. The law minister himself, no less, called for interested parties to lawyer up. Sun Xu, if you are reading this, we owe you an apology. Indeed, there may be more dogs than people in Singapore.