- POSTED: 15 Sep 2013 16:49
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Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean urged society to help reintegrate offenders back into society.
SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Affairs Minister Teo Chee Hean on Sunday urged society to help reintegrate offenders back into society.
On Sunday, 10,000 runners took part in this year's Yellow Ribbon Prison Run. The theme for this year’s event is The Road to Acceptance.
Mr Teo flagged off the event and joined the participants in the run.
Mr Teo said: "Those who may have taken the wrong path at some point of their lives, if they are prepared to make the effort, we should give them a helping hand along, to help them to make the effort to reintegrate back into society and become fully contributing members of society so that we can have a safer Singapore."
Since 2004, the Yellow Ribbon Project has organised several initiatives to encourage the acceptance of ex-offenders who have changed for the better.
Separately, more than 1,200 participants formed Singapore's first-ever giant yellow ribbon on Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Yellow Ribbon Project.