Sunday, June 10, 2018

Do not discriminate ex-offenders

Ex-offenders, who have served their sentence, should be allowed to work in the public sector without discrimination.

The government should set a good example for the private sector.

If the government continues to discriminate against the ex-offenders, the private sector will certainly follow.

There is the belief that the ex-offender has a character flaw and is likely to repeat the offense. This belief is not justified.

The ex-offender is likely to learn the lesson. Furthermore, the employer is put on notice about the previous offense, and is likely to pay more attention to avoid a repeat of the past incident.

It is a risk work taking, to give a second chance to ex-offenders who have served their sentence.

What is the point of organizing "Yellow Ribbon" projects, when the government does not intend to set a good example?

Tan Kin Lian

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