Since then, there have been so many nonsensical utterances by politicians to warrant at least another two volumes. But close on the heels of these howler-prone specimens come corporate leaders, especially those in government-linked companies.
Let me make a qualification before my comments. I am a train lover and had my first train journey on a steam engine train from Klang to Kuala Lumpur in the 1950s.
Then in the 1960s came the diesel-powered rail cars which covered the same route. I had also travelled to Singapore by the “Night Mail”.
When travelling overseas, it is always public transport. When studying in Berlin in 1991, I took the night train to Warsaw and Prague to avoid paying for hotels by spending the night on trains.
Then when posted to London...