Mr Gan Thiam Poh, MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, tries to explain comments made by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew on possible transport fares hike.

Social Media is making the ruling party more accountable. Here we see a need for politicians to make clear statements. Clearly he has not got the ‘formula’ right.

On a serious note, why not make this so-called formula public and allow the bright citizens among us to either say ‘Yeah, that makes sense and fare hike is necessary.’ or ‘Hey, have you thought of this way to pay people fairly while keeping fares down?’.

That would be a more sincere way to have a dialogue.