SMRT chief operations officer Alvin Kek arrested for drink driving at Woodlands Checkpoint
SINGAPORE - SMRT's chief operations officer for rail Alvin Kek was arrested for drink driving at Woodlands Checkpoint on Saturday morning (April 21), The Straits Times understands.
In response to queries from The Straits Times, the police said they arrested a 50-year-old man for drink driving at Woodlands Checkpoint at about 5am on Saturday, without giving further details.
SMRT's vice-president for corporate communications Margaret Teo said: "This matter is currently under police investigation. It is not appropriate for the company to comment as it concerns a personal matter. We request that the privacy of our staff, especially under the circumstances of his recent bereavement, be respected."
The Straits Times understands that Mr Kek's father died recently.
Mr Kek joined SMRT in 2013.
SMRT announced his appointment as chief operations officer (rail) on Feb 1, saying that he would oversee operations for the North-South and East-West Lines, the Circle Line and the Bukit Panjang LRT system.
Prior to his employment at SMRT, Mr Kek spent 14 years with the Singapore Armed Forces, where he was a colonel and a chief engineering officer.
Police investigations are ongoing.