It has been reported by Straits Times that SMRT’s chief operations officer for rail Alvin Kek was arrested for drink driving at Woodlands Checkpoint on Saturday morning
The police said to ST that a 50-year-old man was arrested for drink driving at Woodlands Checkpoint at about 5am on Saturday, without giving further details.
When queried by media, SMRT’s vice-president for corporate communications Margaret Teo said: “This matter is currently under police investigation. It is not appropriate for the company to comment as it concerns a personal matter. We request that the privacy of our staff, especially under the circumstances of his recent bereavement, be respected.”
SMRT announced his appointment as chief operations officer (rail) on Feb 1, saying that he would oversee operations for the North-South and East-West Lines, the Circle Line and the Bukit Panjang LRT system.
Mr Kek is one of the “military” hires by outgoing SMRT CEO, Desmond Kuek in 2013. Prior to his employment at SMRT, Mr Kek spent 14 years with the Singapore Armed Forces, where he was a colonel and a chief engineering officer.
Police investigations are ongoing.