Sunday, September 11, 2016

RapidKL Let Down Commuters Again



















Stranded commuters walking on the LRT track. Whether it is SPAD-approved or not – just by looking at the photos, you can straightaway tell if this is the correct thing to do or not! Image credit: http://says.com/my/news/rainy-day-lrt-failed-again
 
On Friday, the LRT train service experienced a technical glitch. According to operator RapidKL, the train service for Kelana Jaya LRT was on hold due to a power trip from Setiawangsa to KLCC.
 
And as if that was not bad enough, commuters on a train that stopped midway through the journey were forced to walk on the LRT track as they supposedly had to be evacuated and led to the nearest station.
 
The walkway serves as an emergency route and is part of RapidKL’s Emergency Response Plan – said to be approved by SPAD (Land Public Transport Commission) – and which is activated once something unexpected happens. That is what RapidKL tell us lah.
 
I have no wish to comment on the above because stupidity doesn’t deserve a response.
 
This can only happen in Malaysia. Strange but true.
 
Just two days earlier, thousands of LRT commuters were stranded due to a breakdown.
 
Malaysian customers are always shortchanged.  We do need to exercise extreme tolerance to survive in this country. Simply because we are governed by buffoons and often surrounded by birdbrains.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On Saturday, Celtic hammered Rangers 5-1 in their first league derby in four years.
 
And not only that but Moussa Dembele scored three of the five goals (33, 42, 83) – the French striker thus became the first Celtic player to score a hat-trick in an Old Firm league derby in 50 years.
 
The other two goals from this Scottish Premiership match came from Scott Sinclair (61) and Stuart Armstrong (90+2). Rangers could only reply once – through Joe Garner’s header in the forty-fourth minute.
 
This dominant performance sets Celtic up nicely for Tuesday's opening Champions League group game against Barcelona.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In an EPL match on the same day, Liverpool whipped Leicester 4-1 in their first home game of the season.
 
The Reds looked in control when Roberto Firmino converted James Milner's pass (13) and Daniel Sturridge backheeled to Sadio Mane to clip home in the thirty-first minute.
 
But Leicester were given hope when Lucas inexplicably passed the ball to Jamie Vardy who tapped into an unguarded net (38).
 
However, Adam Lallana sealed the win by firing a shot into the top corner (56) and Firmino got a second from Mane's pass (89).
 
A good game!

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