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SINGAPORE: SMRT Group chief executive officer Neo Kian Hong said on Friday (Nov 16) that there are no "deep-seated cultural issues" within the company as suggested by predecessor Desmond Kuek, and stressed that he will use a hands-on approach to engage staff.
Speaking to reporters at the Kim Chuan Depot, Mr Neo, a former chief of defence force, used a military analogy to emphasise that the SMRT management has to take responsibility for the company's performance.
"In some militaries, they use this term - 'there are no poor soldiers, there are only poor leaders'," said Mr Neo. "This is a team sport. The whole organisation is required."
"I've been walking the ground for some months now and I've seen very enthusiastic people, very hardworking people," said Mr Neo. "I don't agree with the term 'deep-seated culture', because that's not my experience when engaging with the ground."