Saturday, April 14, 2012
Mohd Zin's job is to make sure trains run on time
YOURSAY 'KTM is losing over RM130 million a year, and the staff are supporting BN for keeping their inefficiency intact.'
'KTM chief allows BN flags installed at train stations'
Longjaafar: A body like KTM (Keretapi Tanah Melayu) should be impartial, non-political, service-oriented, and cater to all customers, without alienating anyone who does not share the same political belief.
More so, KTM is in a financial crisis, with its chief executive officer (CEO) being changed every other year. It is bleeding money, it cannot keep schedules, and it is constantly receiving brickbats from passengers.
In fact, it has the whole gamut of problems around its neck. And here comes the politician chairperson who wants to use it to help relaunch his political career.
Chuath: That KTM chairperson Mohd Zin Mohamed does not remember signing any directive ordering BN flags to be put up in all KTM train stations is not proof of anything.
After all, the police can say they don't remember punching anyone when a report is made against them.
If he has any sense of integrity, he should authorise all party flags to be taken off. Why, if our education system is so good, do we always get twits like this running our country?
Ferdtan: Mohd Zin, a KTM chairperson who cannot make his trains run on time with the constant breakdowns should be sacked for not doing what the rakyat are paying him for, instead of indulging in politics.
The trains at peak hours are always packed and are so inefficient that many users have to seek alternative transport.
A year back, my daughter used to take KTM to work but because of the packed-like-sardine coaches at peak hours, she preferred to go back by bus. Isn't that telling on the uselessness of KTM and its head, Mohd Zin?
If Pakatan Rakyat were to take over Putrajaya, they must put professional managers to work instead of these Umno honchos who know nuts about running a business. They are only good at Umno apple-polishing.
Lim Chong Leong: "I did not issue any directive. But if they want to put up the flags, there is no problem, just don't obstruct any signage," said Mohd Zin.
Who are "they"? If you did not issue the directive, you think they will be so coordinated to put up BN banners?
Your simpleton denial explains the deplorable state of our national train system. KTM stands for Keretapi Tanah Melayu. As long as it continues to run with delays, accidents and financial loss, we will not seek a more appropriate Malaysian name.
It looks like the KTM staff are too busy with political campaigning even when GE13 has not even been announced. And isn't the display of political banners before the campaigning period an offence?
Again we see two laws - one for Umno-BN and the other for Malaysians. While they are at it, why don't they force passengers to wear BN badges too and disallow anyone who refused to wear one?
Bystander: This KTM chief certainly has an agenda to allow the display of BN propaganda media in KTM premises, and conveniently attributed it on a sympathiser within his staff to give the perception that Selangor under Pakatan is not in good stead.
That's the trouble with having unqualified people like Mohd Zin to hold such position and this is exactly what the present government is seemed to be practising all these years. They just don't know, or too arrogant to know, where to draw the line when discharging their duties.
Ex-wfw: KTM is losing over RM130 million a year, and the staff are supporting BN for keeping their inefficiency intact. We have been encouraging such attitude for over 50 years. One shouldn't be surprised.
Avatar 111: This is exactly the problems we faced when unqualified people are appointed to the position by virtue of political preposition and not because of their ability.
Mohd Zin is more interested in paying tribute to his political master than doing the job at KTM.
Dove: KTM, after being privatised by Umno, is now in a miserable position. The privatisation was inked by Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, now the president and CEO of TNB, whose objective there was to dispose all KTM's strategic and valuable landed properties.
This Umno man has been described as a vulture who fleeced all the meat leaving only the bones to KTM employees. With most of the landed properties gone, KTM has been left with broken locomotives and railway lines.
Before privatisation, KTM employees used to enjoy annual bonus like other government employees. Now KTM's earnings could hardly pay their basic wages, and the union sees no future as a privatised entity.
Meanwhile, Cik Khalib has overstayed in TNB, almost eight years, and when he finally leaves, TNB would have lost most of its valuable landed properties, a fate similar to KTM.
He defended the sale of landed properties as a way to reduce TNB's borrowing, but today TNB is still saddled with a total borrowing of almost RM20 billion - that's the price of privatisation.
Doc: I think KTM should lace all the ‘komuter' seats with BN flags. It's better to sit on the BN logo than look at it. - Malaysiakini