Challenge is to stay sane amid the uncertainty, say ex-offenders

Technician Allan Ong (far left) and Mr Kyaneth Soo, who is now self-employed, were detained at the President's pleasure for about 13 years and six months each before being released in 2012. Z, the teen detained for knifing to death Ms Annie Leong und
Technician Allan Ong (far left) and Mr Kyaneth Soo, who is now self-employed, were detained at the President's pleasure for about 13 years and six months each before being released in 2012. Z, the teen detained for knifing to death Ms Annie Leong under the directions of her estranged husband, was their neighbour in prison from 2004.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Two former offenders released after being detained at The President's Pleasure (known as TPP) for more than 13 years said their biggest challenge was to stay sane and not snap under the uncertainty about their release from prison.

The duo weighed in on the current case of Z, who was their neighbour in prison since 2004 when they were housed in different cells on the same floors.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 01, 2018, with the headline 'Challenge is to stay sane amid the uncertainty, say ex-offenders'. Print Edition | Subscribe