Generation Grit: Mum's death turned gangster's life around

The guilt of causing his mother’s death made him shake off his gangster past. Today, Wilson Peh is counselling troubled youth in the latest in this series of millennials who have beaten the odds.

Mr Wilson Peh was arrested twice, for gang-related activities and drug abuse, and placed in the Boys' Home. He turned over a new leaf and is now a social worker helping at-risk youth.

SINGAPORE - Moments after she saw her 15-year-old son arrested by the police in their flat for assault, Mr Wilson Peh's mother collapsed in front of him.

The hairdresser had suffered a stroke.

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