I want to fight apathy, says Mr Justice

I want to fight apathy, says Mr Justice

SINGAPORE - He wants commuters to give up their seats to senior citizens and urges people not to jaywalk, or smoke at sheltered walkways and playgrounds.

He is "Justice", a moniker that the self-styled masked "superhero" for courtesy and graciousness has adopted for now.

You may have seen him in his red and white suit on Aug 19, speaking with commuters aboard the MRT train between Choa Chu Kang and Woodlands stations. The 21-year-old Singaporean also appeared in a post on citizen-journalism website Stomp on the same day.

A five-minute YouTube clip of his exploits was published on Aug 22, too.

Speaking with My Paper last week on the condition that his real name would not be revealed, Justice said he lives in Choa Chu Kang and completed his full-time national service more than a year ago. He is currently unemployed.

Justice explained that he donned the superhero costume to be a vigilante who "enforces morality and instils good core values", among other things.

Noting that many commuters do not give up their seats to senior citizens, Justice felt that "we lack the moral courage to do what's right, fearing that we might draw unwanted attention and unnecessary problems".

"My purpose is not to patrol the trains and (find fault with) those who fail to give up their seats," he said.

"Instead, I try to convince members of the public to have the initiative to give up their seats to someone who needs it more than they do."

He said he was not hired by anyone to promote graciousness, but did so of his own accord.

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