Give ex-cons a 2nd chance?

Sunday Times

Sunday Inbox

May 27, 2012

Public sector should lead in hiring ex-cons

Last Sunday’s article, “Prison visit inspires young leaders to help”
reported that 1,586 prison inmates found jobs last year before their release, which was an increase of 35 per
cent over the previous year.

The public sector should set the example by employing offenders.

How many of the 1,586 were employed by the public sector, and how many former offenders in total are currently employed in the public sector?

Leong Sze Hian

About the Author

Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.