Friday, June 3, 2011
Transport Minister takes public transport - where's the surprise?
Would anyone be surprised that the pastor actually reads the Bible, that the plumber actually opens the clogged sink drain, that the mee goreng man actually makes mee goreng?
Why then make comments like "Hurray, Mr Lui Tuck Yew is so down to earth", when Mr Lui was just doing his job when he took the bus and the MRT?
I however, cannot understand how the Transport Minister can open the Today newspaper fully to read on the bus. He seems to be sitting in the back seat and so probably had enough space to fully open the paper. But the driver must also have been driving very carefully, without braking too much or making sudden stops, so that the Transport Minister does not fall forward.
Mr Lui (who was the former Minister for Information, Communication and Arts) has also done a good job of promoting the mainstream media (Today and My Paper), on his rides in our public transports.
Err...who is the photo taker ah?
Some people commented on the link of this post on FB that "the CEO of pizza hut does not make pizzas" and that the "CEO of taxi company does not ride taxis". They are missing the point of this post. What I am saying is that there is really no surprise if the pizza chain boss tosses pizza, or the taxi company chief drives taxi.
But wait, perhaps Mr Lui was trying to play undercover boss.
The only thing is, almost everyone recognised this new boss of public transportation.