Not fooled by KMB

PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 November, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 26 November, 2001, 12:00am

I read with wry amusement the letter from KMB (South China Morning Post, November 21) attempting to justify the continuation of video advertising on buses.

They are fooling no one.

Regarding their 'customer survey', we all know that if you ask your questions in a particular way, you can elicit exactly the response you want.

Despite what they might claim, it is patently untrue that the vast majority of passengers are happy with this unwarrantable intrusion into their right to a peaceful journey.

All anyone has to do is stand by the side of the road and watch the buses going past. Virtually all the passengers are trying their best to avoid paying any attention to the screens, and are attempting to read, talk, look out of the window, or sleep, all of which were possible before the forced introduction of this 'service'.

I find it incomprehensible that the Government has stood back and allowed this to happen.

Hong Kong is deteriorating into a cheap, tawdry, noise-polluted city, more reminiscent of the Third World than the 'world-class city' it is desperately trying to persuade the outside world that it is. The only thing that matters here is money. The blame for this must lie at the door of the Government.