9th March 2013
To: Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew
Dear Mr Lui,
Raymond Fernando’s letter to the press: Fatal accident at Buangkok Green - Transport operators can make are safer
A 28-year-old woman was killed at Buangkok Green, outside IMH. She died from head injuries. I can just imagine the pain the family must be going through. I hope they are given full support by the Government and the mental care providers because grieving is difficult to cope with – more so when a woman in the prime of her life dies so tragically.
I wrote to IMH’s management a few years to improve services there on several issues:
(1) A taxi stand to enable the public & staff to have easier access to commute. It was implemented, thanks to the former CEO of IMH, Prof Kua Ee Hock.
(2) A covered walkway that stretches from the road entering IMH right to the doorstep of IMH so that everyone is sheltered from the rain & the blazing hot sun. It’s implemented – thanks to Mr Leong Yew Meng, former CEO of IMH.
Now I’m appealing for a proper bus service which all can benefit from.
We all have to look out for one another, and if things are not right, let’s make it right. That’s the community spirit which I hope the Government will continuously promote at all levels.
My sentiments /suggestions on how we can save lives are best expressed in my letter to the press. I would like to thank The New Paper who has been very supportive of the causes I feel so passionately about.
Letter to The New Paper:
Fatal accident at Buangkok Green - Transport operators can make are safer
My letter to The New Paper on the above matter is published today, Saturday 9th March 2013 on page 21
I refer to the report “Reducing deaths on the roads” (The New Paper, yesterday).
I am glad that the Government is taking steps to make our roads safer.
Those guilty of speeding and placing themselves and others at risks must feel the long arm of the law.
But more needs to be done to protect and save lives.
Accidents such as the one in which a 28-year-old woman was killed at Buangkok Green, outside the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) can be prevented.