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Coronavirus: Two migrant workers taught me human values

The Straits Times, Singapore, 17 May 2020 - I realised recently that I've never had a real conversation with a migrant worker, not one where we talk to each other as equals.

This came as a rude surprise, since I've always thought of myself as rather enlightened when it comes to such matters. After all, back in 2008 when I lived in Serangoon Gardens, I had refused to join my neighbours in signing a "not in my backyard" (Nimby) petition against the construction of a foreign workers' dormitory in our estate. I had asked readers then to consider how they would feel if they or their child were treated likewise in another country.

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Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/two-migrant-workers-taught-me-human-values

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