The MTR, which is majority-owned by the government, owns and manages extensive commercial and residential estates on top of its rail business. Photo: Sam Tsang
Mike Rowse
Opinion

Opinion

Mike Rowse

Hong Kong MTR’s troubles are rooted in its identity crisis

  • Is it a private company first or a public service provider? A rail operator or property developer?
  • The train crash last week, the latest in a string of scandals, indicates massive governance failure and brings home the need for a complete overhaul

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The MTR, which is majority-owned by the government, owns and manages extensive commercial and residential estates on top of its rail business. Photo: Sam Tsang
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