Dear Vui Kong,
Happy Birthday. To me you’re just a child. 23 is so incredibly young. When I was 23 I was often told I was innocent and green. I fear that you were even more so, when you resorted to trafficking. I feel that you had no idea what trouble you were getting yourself into.
I feel this gnawing ache that you are in prison on your birthday aware of the fate that awaits you. I pray that you can get a second chance. It would definitely renew my faith in humanity and my country. I just feel in my heart that giving you a second chance is the right thing. My heart tells me that you are a good boy who is loved by his family.
I came across this blogathon on Kirsten’s blog and thought I should write a little note to you as well. I am sure that you are in the prayers of many people in Singapore and people who have heard your story.
Kirsten said it best, and I hope as many people who come to this little space on the interweb get a chance to read her moving letter at Funny Little World.