A letter from Dave D'Aranjo. His Email address garbled.
Sunday, January 17, 2010 5:39 PM
From: "Dave D'aranjo"
Dear Mr Nair,
Just writing a note of encouragement to you, and wishing you all the best in 2010 and for the next decade.
I check in on your blog from time to time. I applaud your efforts. I wish I could help.
I'm troubled by how eagerly people like to lambast and ridicule oppositional viewpoints in this town.
I myself am an ex-Singaporean who refused to serve National Service. I'm lucky, though - I am still able to come 'home' as a tourist.
My own story aside, all I really wish to say is thanks for keeping strong and continually writing.
At heart, I think you and I are motivated by a vision of a better state of affairs.
You catch hell for it now, but down the line I do hope Singaporeans will realize that a democracy is nothing without dissent.
The pledge aims to "build a democratic society, based on justice and equality", does it not? :)
All the best to you, keep up the good work, and great success to you in 2010.