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Wah lan SMRT CEO so cock isit?

In Corporate governance, Infrastructure, Temasek on 07/12/2017 at 5:09 am

Scholar and ex-SAF commander is so useless that Khaw, Temasek and SMRT thinks he needs more supervision, a lot more.

It’s not me or angry commuters or the anti-PAP mob saying this. It’s the constructive, nation-building media reporting comments by Temasek, SMRT and Khaw.

If he’s so in need of supervision, why not fire him? Or cut his salary by half? Meritocracy? What meritocracy? Meritocratic hubris/ Who defines “meritocracy”

Here’s how MediaCorp reported the story. ST’s report is along similar lines so maybe there was a dictator dictating the narrative?

Temasek-backed Pavilion Energy’s CEO Seah Moon Ming will step down to focus on his role as chairman of train operator SMRT.

CNA

That shows that Temasek thinks he needs more supervision.

And so does SMRT because

In a separate media release, SMRT said it is “pleased” that when Mr Seah took on the chairmanship in July this year, he had planned to prioritise more time in the role.

“Under the guidance of Mr Seah and our board, SMRT remains focused on delivering key initiatives such as asset renewal efforts, while it continues its multi-year effort to strengthen management, operations and maintenance teams, and build robust engineering and operational capabilities for future needs,” SMRT said.

“The board, CEO and management of SMRT welcome the opportunity to work even more closely with Mr Seah from Feb 1 2018.”

Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/pavilion-energy-ceo-seah-moon-ming-stepping-down-to-focus-on-9470572

As to Khaw, Desmond’s public defender

Earlier on Tuesday, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan called for more support for the SMRT chairman, after saying that the flooding of the Bishan-Braddell MRT tunnel on Oct 7 was not a failure of engineering, but a “failure of organisational management at SMRT”.

CNA

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The bigger question is why is Singapore short of talent that a CEO of one Temasek linked company takes the role of Chairman of another Temasek linked company as if the CEO does not have enough on his plate.

  2. I thought Pavilion is a private coy and he is really so altruistic .. Thanks to CNA for pointing out that its a Temasek-linked coy. and this brings up the questions as Chris Kuan say above are we really so short of talent in Singapore.

  3. Haha … really funny to see how so many sinkies don’t already realise that PAPies practice internal colonialism … old boys’ club … separate rules & regulations for the privileged.

    For the masses it is no crutch mentality … you die your biz. While for PAPies they usurp the meanings of “meritocracy” and “talent” to collect big bucks … plenty of crutch mentality and no reproachment, thank you very much!

    Why allow a PAPy to oversee 2 GLCs on part-time basis, but collecting full-time rewards?? Particularly when the 2nd GLC has serious operational issues & requires strong hands and tough minds?? Might it be the 1st GLC has not been providing sufficient rewards for the past few years (or going forward), seeing that it’s in the O&G space? Chair of 2nd GLC to make up shortfall?? Yet another example of PAPies crutch mentality at work???

    Continually giving rewards, breaks, plump shake-leg C-suite or political jobs, padding each others’ bank accounts has always been practiced for connected PAPies since the early 1990s, especially after the Old Guard died out or maneuvered into irrelevance.

    “Failure of organizational management”
    …. And yet none of the senior mgmt are walking the plank. If this is not PAPies-style crutch mentality & support of incompetence, I don’t know what is.

    I’m sure there are circles within PAPies that would like nothing better than to publicly hang the whole lot of senior mgmt in that 2nd GLC. But probably shouted down by more of the PAPies that prefer to maintain status quo …. and fearing the “execution” of one of their own may lead to internal strife & insurrection.

    The inability of PAPies to show an example like the British one that CI recounted previously (and many others in the history of “strong” rulers & govts) may be highlighting the fragile state (& incestual underpinnings) of current PAPies. For e.g. I find it hard to imagine that if Old Fart was still in charge, he wouldn’t have already hung those senior mgmt up by their balls in Raffles Place.

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