New Nation writes to MP Denise Phua

Posted on 27 January 2011

Dear Ms Phua,

I am Terence, editor for newnation.sg, a brand new online magazine for young adults covering current affairs, personal finance, and lifestyle.

Recently, a Singaporean, writing under a pseudonym, described on our website his experiences as an autistic person, which were, how shall we say, rather pessimistic.

The article can be read here: http://newnation.sg/2011/01/like-%E2%80%98hell-on-earth%E2%80%99/, and has generated a good discussion.

As a non-autistic, it is an education for me to peek into the life of an autistic Singaporean, and I do wonder if the situation is as grim as it seems?

As such, I hope you will seriously consider contributing a letter to our website to address ‘Aaron’ and the issues he face. You may want to highlight some avenues that are out there for autistic people.

I note your previous comment that 85% of comments online are anti-PAP, but I would like to assure you at newnation.sg, we have a balanced approach towards online engagement.

Our humble website is new, but it has drawn an average of 200 unique visitors a day for the past two weeks.

Your letter would provide some much-needed balance to an online discourse that is decidedly skewed against the government. I’m sure our readers will appreciate your response.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Cheers,

Terence Lee
Editor, Newnation.sg

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