Tuesday, May 5, 2009

AWARE and civil society

I was so glad to read about the AWARE EOGM over the weekend (and was getting SMS updates from friends). It wasn't about Christians versus homosexuals as some people were trying to make it out to be.

It was really about many people taking a stand against what they felt was unfair - and that was the takeover of AWARE.

On a bigger scale, I think this bodes very well for civil society in Singapore. People have said Singaporeans are apathetic - but over the weekend, many people stood up to be counted and to have a voice. I am immensely happy to see that.

There was a good article about this and the ramifications of the AWARE saga in Today.

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