The recent Singapore MRT breakdown is given the all too familiar Malaysia bashing treatment, as headline news no less. "KL-born SMRT CEO under pressure over breakdowns."
"Singapore’s Straits Times reported today that the Kuala Lumpur-born Saw who built her career in the retail and marketing sector has now found herself “very much the villain” and is taking most of the heat for the breakdowns said to be Singapore’s worst to date."and gives a brief bio,
"Born in 1954 Saw studied at Convent Bukit Nanas here before leaving for Singapore to do her “O” Levels. She eventually graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1978. Saw was DFS Venture Singapore’s regional president in charge of Singapore Indonesia and Malaysia from 1981 to 2002 before her appointment as SMRT CEO."Here is Bloomberg's bio on Madam Phaik Hwa Saw,
Ms. Phaik Hwa Saw has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of SMRT Corp. Ltd. since December 2002. Ms. Saw has a wealth of experience in retail and international business. Ms. Saw served as Regional President for DFS Venture Singapore (Pte) Ltd., in charge of businesses in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Her 19-year career with DFS Venture Singapore (Pte) Ltd. Ms. saw her rising through management ranks to her final position. She has been a Director of ... SMRT Corp., Ltd. since March 20, 2003. She serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of SMRT Trains Ltd., and SMRT Road Holdings Ltd. Ms. Saw is a Director of The Esplanade Co Ltd. and Singapore Tourism Board. She serves as a board member of the National Environment Agency and the Health Promotion Board. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Singapore Management University, the Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund and Youth Business Singapore. She is a member of the Sports Sub-Committee of Singapore Totalisator Board. Ms. Saw is an ardent practitioner of taiji and sits on the Council of the Singapore Jian Chuan Tai Chi Chuan Physical Culture Association as President and as Vice President on the Executive Committee of the International Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation. She also serves as Governor for Singapore and Malaysia for the international body of Wu’s Tai Chi Chuan Academy as well as 3rd Vice Chairman of Singapore Wushu Dragon & Lion Dance Federation. She was conferred the Leading CEO Award, organised by the Singapore HR Institute in 2005 and a Medal of Commendation at the 2007 May Day Award. Ms. Saw graduated with an Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Singapore. She also attended an Advanced Management Programme at the University of Hawaii.Madam Saw is not a point of my discussion.
The focal point is The Malaysian Insider's consistent and farcical habit to besmirch our country to the extent of a flimsiest of Malaysian connection.
Since The Malaysian Insider finds themselves perfectly at ease denigrating our country at every opportunity, I suggest they they do an image makeover and rename their outfit The Malaysia Outsider.