NETIZENS have applauded newly-minted Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook for a job well done following news of how promptly escalators at LRT stations – which had been broken for years – were fixed as a result of his visit to some LRT stations to obtain a first-hand understanding of its issues.
Loke was also pictured with a non-functioning elevator, trying out the lift and inspecting a roof leak at the MRT Muzium Negara station, which connects to the LRT at KL Sentral.
Twitter user @lady_bugg11, for example, noted:
This escalator outside the Dang Wangi LRT station has been spoilt for a few years.
See how fast things move when you have a fantastic minister! Anthony Loke Siew Fook pic.twitter.com/xLIE7iwYFJ
— CIKY🔺NIE (@lady_bugg11) December 10, 2022
Meanwhile, another user pointed out that:
It’s quite a sad state of affairs that things only move when there is a change of administration. There’s something wrong somewhere.
— Kelvin L (@kelvinlym) December 11, 2022
In response to both tweets, user @pak51271585 said:
It needs reform to have accountability to the public. Not just a cushy job in GLC. there needs a system in place between media, public feedback tracking, audit, digital report card for public especially private company owned by governments. Else all the politikus will want those
— 帕克,パコ,Pak (@pak51271585) December 11, 2022
There was also widespread disappointment towards the Rapid KL management as it took a minister to come and solve the issues that could easily be solved without the intervention of a higher up official, with some netizens even questioning the role of Rapid KL’s management team.
This had prompted user @ketuakampong to remark:
So it takes a minister to get an escalator fixed ! Seriously ? The LRT maintenance director should be taken to task, surely. Very soon only the pm will be approving repairs for potholes. Where are the ones paid by taxpayers to handle such works.Thanks Loke, take prasarana to task
— Julian Putra (@ketuakampong) December 11, 2022
“Thanks Loke, take Prasarana to task,” he added. – Dec 12, 2022