Writer Of The Week

Mr Wong Kam Wah feels writing to the Forum page is the least he can do to help make Singapore a better society.
Mr Wong Kam Wah feels writing to the Forum page is the least he can do to help make Singapore a better society.PHOTO: COURTESY OF WONG KAM WAH

Who: Wong Kam Wah, 53, bus driver.

My family: Married to a mother tongue teacher, 51, with two sons, aged 26 and 23.

My home: A five-room flat in Woodlands.

My passions: Sports and reading up on financial news.

I first started writing to the Forum page...: About 15 years ago.

What I write about: I normally write about things that promote moral virtues and fairness in our dealings with others, as well as on issues such as patriotism.

Why I write: There are many social issues faced by the community which have yet to be adequately addressed.

I am writing out of compassion and for the benefit of my fellow countrymen in the hopes that when these issues are brought to light, our lives overall might improve.

I write because this is the least I can do in contributing towards the betterment of Singaporean society.

I read the Forum page because...: It enables me to keep up with the current state of affairs in Singapore.

I believe there are always three views to reflect on for any issue - your view, my view and the correct view.

My wish for Singapore:

I embrace the ethos of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for an "inclusive society".

However, I hope more can be done for those whose working hours are "beyond" normal.

For example, the working hours for those in the public transport industry are indeed beyond normal.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2015, with the headline 'Writer Of The Week'. Print Edition | Subscribe