10 Jul '12, 9am

From miyagi.sg: Before I was one of We The Citizens #pledgeSG

From miyagi.sg: Before I was one of We The Citizens #pledgeSG

When I was enrolled in pri­mary school, one of the first things taught was the National Pledge. It was like any other song/poem/story/dance taught at that young age, and I took to learn­ing the words with gusto. It was only when I was in Pri­mary Four that I learned I had not been a cit­i­zen of Sin­ga­pore . That year (1979), my par­ents took my brother and I down to Empress Place, I think it was, and I don’t remem­ber if we swore an oath of alle­giance or said the pledge, but I was given a Cer­tifi­cate of Cit­i­zen­ship then. I felt slightly guilty but mostly con­fused that I had been wrong­fully say­ing the pledge all those years, call­ing myself one of Singapore’s cit­i­zens, dis­re­gard­ing race, lan­guage and reli­gion and help­ing to build a demo­c­ra­tic soci­ety in pri­mary school. I know I’m not alone in say­ing that back in those days, we were a bunch that mixe...

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