Give ex-offenders a second chance at life

The Yellow Ribbon Project seeks to engage the community in giving ex-offenders a second chance at life and to inspire a ripple effect of concerted community action to support ex-offenders and their families. Many in Singapore support the initiative and several thousands turn up every year for the Yellow Ribbon Run as a visible show of…

One brown person’s musings about the brownface ad

I heaved a sigh of relief when I read Preetipls and Subhas Nair’s second, “unconditional” apology . One can hope that this apology (certainly not referring here to the first parody of an apology) settles the rage of the vocal, “cerebral” minority and the end of my social media timelines being inundated with half-baked “discourse” about racism in…

Lessons SG can glean from the HK protests

The 2019 protests in Hong Kong against the passing of an extradition Bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kongers to mainland China are reminiscent of the 2014 Occupy Movement where protests were against the proposed reforms to the Hong Kong electoral system. In both instances, there are extremely large crowds, plenty of umbrellas, injuries to…

An invasion by any other name would still be as bad

Vietnam is currently upset at Singapore because our Singapore Prime Minister had to audacity to refer to Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia in 1978-1979 as an “invasion”. Vietnam feels the term “invasion” is inaccurate because they are of the opinion that Vietnam’s military was in Cambodia to “liberate” Cambodia from Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime. How did…