'We are kind, but we could be kinder': Professor Tommy Koh
Tommy Koh gives his verdict on S'poreans' graciousness, urges the public to do more
Most Singaporeans are kind, but people can still aspire to be kinder to all who share the places where they work, live and play, Ambassador-at-large Tommy Koh said on Saturday.
There are certain areas that the public can work on to create a gracious society, he added.
For example, Singaporeans could be nicer to the elderly, the disabled, foreign workers and one another. Bosses could also be kinder to their employees by respecting work-life balance and practising profit-sharing.
Professor Koh, the rector of Tembusu College at the National University of Singapore, also called on the public to "stand up against the minority of selfish people who oppose dormitories for foreign workers, hospices, facilities for the elderly in their neighbourhood".