Appreciate safe environment we live in

As a Singaporean, I find it heartening to read the letter by Mr John Driscoll ("Lessons US can learn from Singapore"; yesterday).

It takes such a writer to remind us how fortunate we are to live in a country where safety and security are well taken care of.

As a regular reader of and contributor to the Forum page, it is comforting to know that our main concerns and debate in Singapore centre on how to improve our excellent safety and security records, and not about senseless death and violence in our midst.

Singaporeans should count their blessings that we have a government that does an excellent job of preventing violence, rather than one that constantly has to worry about damage control after each incident.

The next time we grumble about little inconveniences, let's not forget that others are worried about death and violence in their neighbourhoods.

Seah Yam Meng

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 17, 2016, with the headline 'Appreciate safe environment we live in'. Print Edition | Subscribe