Jacob Kam, the chief executive officer of MTR Corporation, at the railway operator’s offices in Kowloon Bay on May 6. Photo: Winson Wong

MTR chief Jacob Kam takes heat for plan to use Gurkhas as railway enforcers because they do not know Cantonese curse words

  • CEO Kam says Nepalese workers would be able to ignore Cantonese swear words, taunts and foul language – meaning fewer conflicts
  • But rights activists recoil, one calls Kam’s comments ‘discrimination right down to the bones’
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Jacob Kam, the chief executive officer of MTR Corporation, at the railway operator’s offices in Kowloon Bay on May 6. Photo: Winson Wong
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