Don't tar all with same brush

It is unfortunate that Mr Leslie Fong's article appears to tarnish the good name of Raffles Institution (RI) ("A morality tale about religion and fraud"; last Sunday).

He has implied, intentionally or unintentionally, that RI produces brilliant people who have no scruples.

Yes, some heads of religious organisations who have recently been found to have committed fraud came from RI, but that doesn't give anyone the licence to tarnish the good name of the school.

Many people have committed fraud, but that doesn't necessarily mean their alma maters were bad schools. If anything, it's a reflection of the person more than the school, for I am sure the school has produced many morally upright citizens.

A few rotten apples don't make the whole basket bad.

Foong Swee Fong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 13, 2015, with the headline 'Don't tar all with same brush'. Print Edition | Subscribe