WRITER OF THE WEEK

Tan Sin Liang: Hear the heartbeat of Singapore in Forum letters

Lawyer Tan Sin Liang writes about matters where he feels some wrong has been committed and the public needs to know about it. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF TAN SIN LIANG
Lawyer Tan Sin Liang writes about matters where he feels some wrong has been committed and the public needs to know about it. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF TAN SIN LIANG

WHO: Tan Sin Liang, 66, lawyer specialising in compliance law.

MY FAMILY: Married to a company secretary, 61, with two sons.

MY HOME: Silver Sea condominium in Marine Parade.

MY HOBBIES: Music, playing guitar, singing, drawing and painting, keeping puppies and fishes, and writing. I write for local and overseas professional journals.

I STARTED WRITING TO THE FORUM PAGE...: About 15 years ago.

WHAT I WRITE ABOUT: I normally write about matters where some wrong has been committed, especially against the disadvantaged, and the public needs to know about it.

I also write about issues, especially legal ones, when I feel the public needs to know about their rights.

WHY I WRITE: I write because I have the ability to articulate clearly certain issues, where others may not be able, or willing, to do so either because of a lack of knowledge or they feel otherwise. I write because I care about those matters.

I READ THE FORUM PAGE BECAUSE...: You hear the heartbeat of the nation.

MY WISH FOR SINGAPORE: That it will not be merely a wealthy and smart nation, but also a nation with a heart.