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To be filed in "You-should-have-done-it-earlier".

In the first time he's actually done something I'm impressed with since he became Prime Minister, Pak Lah took a ride on the city's LRT:
He said the existing services were not systematic, there were not enough coaches and coverage was not comprehensive, leaving many areas not serviced.


"I just saw the plight of people using the trains to get to work every morning. They were jostling to get on board every time a train arrived. There appeared to be no system.


"I'm not happy with this because the people are not getting satisfaction from riding the trains. This we must fix," he said.


"I found the trains really packed with so many passengers. Some had waited for three trains and yet could not board.


"There's no queue. People push their way in, women with children and old people are pushed aside," he added.
I'm glad you've finally noticed, Mr Prime Minister, even if it has taken you four bleeding years to realise it. If only you'd done something like this before you raised the petrol price.

Not everything's about boats you know!

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