No influence

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 May, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 May, 2001, 12:00am

The recent debate over the noisy broadcasting on buses only shows that public-service companies put profits before the well-being of customers.

Citybus's argument that it must explore its 'revenue base, because we hope to keep our fares stable' (article, South China Morning Post, April 13) further demonstrates that point. What they're saying is, 'Bear with the noise or pay higher fares, because we must make profits.' So, passengers either pay from their wallets or with their sanity.

What's more disturbing is that the situation also demonstrates how little our Government cares about ordinary citizens. As always, it does a great job protecting big companies' interests and profits, at the expense of 'the little people'. We make these companies rich, but our opinions count for little.


Sai Ying Pun