Writer of the week

Mr Cheang Peng Wah writes to alert people to system aberrations that may threaten Singapore's achievements.
Mr Cheang Peng Wah writes to alert people to system aberrations that may threaten Singapore's achievements.PHOTO: COURTESY OF CHEANG PENG WAH

Who: Cheang Peng Wah, a consultant in his 50s.

My family: Married, with one daughter.

My home: An apartment in West Coast.

My passions: To see, hear, touch, taste, feel, laugh, help and love.

I first started writing to the Forum page in...: 2001, after leaving the civil service.

What I write about: Suggestions to avoid system aberrations due to complacency.

Why I write: To alert Singaporeans and residents that we must watch out for danger signs that will undo our 50 years of achievements.

I read the Forum page because...: It reflects our intellectual capital and areas for improvements.

My wish for Singapore: We must not forget how Singapore was able to succeed despite the despair we once felt over our future.

We must continue striving for progress and happiness, by holding on to the vision of the country's pioneer leaders.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew, in particular, espoused a clean, just, pragmatic and compassionate meritocracy enabled by diversity.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2015, with the headline 'Writer of the week'. Print Edition | Subscribe