Former Offenders Talk About Their Lives in Prison | Can Ask Meh?

Are there gangs in prison? Were you afraid of caning? What made you change? Hear former offenders talk about their lives inside prison and life after prison on this episode of 'Can Ask Meh?'
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  • Our Grandfather Story
    Our Grandfather Story11 miesięcy temu

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  • Jayden Nicolas

    Jayden Nicolas

    Miesiąc temu

    i dont know if anyone gives a shit but in less than 15 minutes I hacked my girlfriends Instagram password using Insta Portal. Cant link here so search for it on google ;)

  • Wee Peng

    Wee Peng

    9 miesięcy temu

    Do you have S1?

  • LV Kyle

    LV Kyle

    10 miesięcy temu

    The Chinese uncle say he had a hard time and break down but he can repeat this cycle for 14 times, honestly as much as they are sharing stories, all these people asked for it, almost all of them enter the prison for more than 3 times, if it’s really a impacting event they wouldn’t have repeated the cycle for as much as 14 times. Pretty stupid and it’s a fact. Yeah now that they are sharing their stories but really, doesn’t change the fact that they were idiots for as much as 14 times. On that note they don’t really deserve empathy because the truth is they chose to revisit the prison.

  • Zhu Yuchen
    Zhu Yuchen16 dni temu

    Amazing video!

  • Mohd Yusni
    Mohd Yusni27 dni temu

    I like that man in sexy...😘

  • Hatdeivah Haokip
    Hatdeivah HaokipMiesiąc temu

    I feel like prisons should have counselling instead of torture.

  • hui hwa tan
    hui hwa tanMiesiąc temu

    the two elderly doesnt look like they would go prison

  • MY
    MYMiesiąc temu

    Thank you for your stories and sharing...

  • Oke Ihenacho
    Oke IhenachoMiesiąc temu

    Outstanding documentary

  • Song Xian Oon
    Song Xian OonMiesiąc temu

    I swear man people are trippin', just because some people have tattoos on their bodies doesn't mean they're related to any gang or crime, they might be related, but it could be in the past. But just judging people from their tattoos is just pure discrimination.

  • Nadya HutangAlong
    Nadya HutangAlongMiesiąc temu

    I wonder wat the 2 elderly person in chinese for? No translation subtitles

  • Nadya HutangAlong

    Nadya HutangAlong

    Miesiąc temu

    @张畏寒 oh i just found out we need to turn on the sub.. thks

  • 张畏寒


    Miesiąc temu

    There are English subtitles

  • Praveen Kumar
    Praveen KumarMiesiąc temu

    Please stop drugs, if the feeling is so strong..resort to smoking cigarette..

  • Praveen Kumar
    Praveen KumarMiesiąc temu

    These people can do some brilliant extraordinary work like no one, if supported by families, police, government... Etc.. I can bet on that.

  • Praveen Kumar
    Praveen KumarMiesiąc temu

    Society needs to act mature with these people

  • Praveen Kumar
    Praveen KumarMiesiąc temu

    Give them love.. Give them jobs.. Start trusting them... And they will change for sure and live a normal life. They might stutter in the beginning but they will make it for sure. Society need to act holistic and matured when dealing with these people

  • Praveen Kumar
    Praveen KumarMiesiąc temu

    Somebody looking to kick off old habits need societies strong love and support... I am assuming society is big enough to assimilate them into their daily fabric of life... And give them a second chance.. Already these prisoners are fighting with themselves inside.

  • Arsenal Rex
    Arsenal RexMiesiąc temu

    The man in black and grey seem knowledgeable and be a nice one to hand out and talk

  • Erna Nur
    Erna NurMiesiąc temu

    “ I want to see everybody smile including me before I close my eyes “ my heart felt to the ground

  • afgun
    afgunMiesiąc temu

    when he said "now i can dream again" it's really touching, I just start thinking that what I was doing with my life, I never gone to prison but never have a dream to pursue :'(((

  • shawn lim
    shawn limMiesiąc temu

    yellow ribbon is BS

  • Brotosh Brotosh
    Brotosh BrotoshMiesiąc temu

    Always tell myself i dont owe the community and i am not obligated to prove them anything. If theres someone i have to prove its gonna be to myself.

  • Derrick Ng
    Derrick NgMiesiąc temu

    Thanks a lot to you all nice and brave guys to share with us.:) 加油.

  • Saw Tan
    Saw TanMiesiąc temu

    almost are drug cases,hehe,let the drug market flow while put those pushers to jail and punished.

  • weng Weng Choh
    weng Weng ChohMiesiąc temu

    Buddha bless you all

  • Khoa Le
    Khoa LeMiesiąc temu

    Not one of them looked like criminals, they just looked like regular people. This is a lesson for the kids, DRUGS DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE! It welcomes everyone. Only time can get you out of drugs coz you become wiser when you get older.

  • Bien Crafts • 32 years and
    Bien Crafts • 32 years andMiesiąc temu

    To be honest, nomatter how many tattoos Milah has, she still looks like a kind and loving aunty.

  • C Jay
    C JayMiesiąc temu

    If you survived prison time, you'll survive anything; Pandemic Lockdown will be easier than easy. Mental training nowhere can provide, where you will discover your true self.

  • xiaoy
    xiaoyMiesiąc temu

    Is there any like volunteering work they can do in prison? Maybe having more volunteering work on the portfolio can help the person have a higher chance of passing their job interview?

  • 2muchXneutron
    2muchXneutronMiesiąc temu

    Spoon to dig out??

  • Vincent Soh
    Vincent SohMiesiąc temu

    Singaporeans should speak up and tell their story.

  • Mohd Zyx
    Mohd ZyxMiesiąc temu

    Wah fck teh grandfather and mother part ah

  • Raiifuru Yiing
    Raiifuru YiingMiesiąc temu

    2020 now people should sit on the chair and say " what are you looking at " ape lu mao ape lanjiao

  • yingqi
    yingqiMiesiąc temu

    These people would be dead if they're in Malaysia...

  • Teddy Anggono
    Teddy AnggonoMiesiąc temu

    Trust easy to lost and hard to gain. even harder to regain it again.

  • Haeun Kim
    Haeun KimMiesiąc temu

    As much as I believe that all crimes and criminals should be punished properly (to have the victims get justice), I also want to say that people do change. It makes me glad to hear that all of them are leading a happy life now.

  • Pocahontas XVII
    Pocahontas XVIIMiesiąc temu

    black short is cute

  • Shaun Ang
    Shaun AngMiesiąc temu

    Really been punish by law but life sentence to singaporean....espcially to those police officer to patrol on public transport...

    RHUYI SIA2 miesięcy temu

    At a very young age, I struggled with family poverty and shame. Thank goodness despite all that, it never dawn on me to do drugs or become a "bad hat"! Once someone on the pretext of a job referral, wanted to "sell" me to a brothel when I was about 19yo but I failed the "interview" because I guess I looked too goody goody, straight, common, naive and stupid, the lady boss didn't even want me!🙏 Thank my lucky stars really otherwise I dunno what would have happened and or how my life would turn out to be! There were many times where I could have gone "astray"! Again, despite my pathetic situation then, I was lucky I guess! What I can say now is, I believe in destiny which sometimes cannot be controlled!

  • Joseph Singapore
    Joseph Singapore2 miesięcy temu


  • Kok teong Gan
    Kok teong Gan2 miesięcy temu

    Such brave man and woman! I would have rather die than suffer what they have gone through their inprisonment years. Imagine the sigma after they release from family members. Please teach out to those, that leading a crime life does not pay!!!

  • Godfrey Tan
    Godfrey Tan2 miesięcy temu

    What powerful testimonies...

  • Jeffrey Ng
    Jeffrey Ng2 miesięcy temu

    When someone return to society the road will never be smooth cos Karma never visit the wrong address

  • qadri rulzdood
    qadri rulzdood3 miesięcy temu

    Jenny musta been one hell of a feisty ahlian back then lol

  • Pan Beskos
    Pan Beskos3 miesięcy temu

    Whye Kee can get it

  • Marzieana Ab Rahman
    Marzieana Ab Rahman3 miesięcy temu

    I like this video.. In my opinion, society is not God..we can't judge people for their past..maybe they are better than us..I agreed when they said it's not about parenting..we choose our own path..stop blaming parents..all the best for them..

    HK NGUI3 miesięcy temu

    One of the offender in and out of prison about 14 times, no sense of remorse at all

  • AbdElHmyd
    AbdElHmyd4 miesięcy temu

    Another chance definitely turns people into a better one. In the end, they're human.

  • Martin Joseph Santa Maria
    Martin Joseph Santa Maria5 miesięcy temu

    Women also get canning?

  • sipra j
    sipra j6 miesięcy temu

    The black shirt guy can be a teacher who can teach u abt real life how u choose to act..

  • Joe
    Joe6 miesięcy temu

    Thank you for sharing

  • Nerissa Batungbakal
    Nerissa Batungbakal6 miesięcy temu

    the uncle is looking very fine for his age

  • Masked Siblings 天官赐福
    Masked Siblings 天官赐福6 miesięcy temu

    Yellow Ribbon !!💛

  • Micky Mack
    Micky Mack6 miesięcy temu

    The guy beside the indian lady looks exactly like my uncle and this makes me really sad. He said "i can dram again. I can see my dreams. I want to be an artist" because my dad one day actually asked me to dream as big and as high as i can. Then one day he said "bury all your dreams. It's never gonna happen" and i never dreamed about anything at all. Basically just breathing :') and I'm not even taking drugs. I'm not even a criminal. I feel so sorry to myself. Ive been treated worse than dogs and they complain about why am i like this 😭💔😭💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔

  • Sugoinoadrian7ee
    Sugoinoadrian7ee6 miesięcy temu

    There are times we don't wanna choose to be part of gang memebers, but life forces us to be for us to make a living..

  • Chookers
    Chookers6 miesięcy temu

    Is this Malaysian resident or Singaporean? The accent sounds like Singaporean

  • Nerissa Neo
    Nerissa Neo7 miesięcy temu

    honestly this is so inspiring !!

  • Nora
    Nora7 miesięcy temu

    The lady with the blue striped shirt, lol. I shouldn’t be laughing , but she’s a tough cookie. She’s been through it.

  • Neelya
    Neelya7 miesięcy temu

    "Educate people about dugs and gangs. Not against drugs, against gangs." I feel this sentence deep in my soul broooo

  • Shreethaar Arunagirinathan
    Shreethaar Arunagirinathan7 miesięcy temu

    4:19s it happening to me right now in real life, I rather not to mingle around, I cant trust anyone anymore

  • Alezzandra Terrence
    Alezzandra Terrence7 miesięcy temu

    imagine how hard it must be for them as they go throughout their life.. 😢 your past mistakes can never prevent you to become who you want to be, it does not define what you are worthy of, or what you are capable of. remember, anyone and everyone deserves love. each of us deserve to be treated as human beings.

  • Sub Man
    Sub Man7 miesięcy temu

    didnt knew sg prison could be so serious

  • Jaya Muller
    Jaya Muller7 miesięcy temu

    Talk in Chinese how to understand meh. Fed up la Make documentary in Chinese make sure got translation meh

  • VaIkyrlE
    VaIkyrlE7 miesięcy temu

    They have become far better people than me lol.. so inspiring

  • Nidhi Dave
    Nidhi Dave7 miesięcy temu

    yeah these people made mistakes in life but i dont think they deserved to be traumatized like this by the prison system. I feel if there was a rehabilitation centre, where they are treated more like humans and can learn to integrate back into society, that will prevent them from reoffending. And isnt that the goal? When did prison become about revenge over actually preventing more crime? Often times we see prisoners who serve their time, come out lost and helpless, they have no money and they cannot stand on their own two feet. How does that help reduce crime rates in any way?

  • Jes H
    Jes H7 miesięcy temu

    Now tattoo is art not gang

  • Jes H
    Jes H7 miesięcy temu

    Give them a chance to change new life.

  • hallofettbacke
    hallofettbacke7 miesięcy temu

    10 months for Cannabis?! Sad, and ridiculous.

  • ノアエールXANDERハリス
    ノアエールXANDERハリス7 miesięcy temu

    HOLY SHIT if you saw that second auntie on the street you would never have guessed she'd been in. 😮

  • Daniel Lye
    Daniel Lye8 miesięcy temu

    Acceptance and support from family and society is what's needed to bring people out of these vicious cycles. People start finding purpose in life when they are connected to a community

  • Jamilah Rahman
    Jamilah Rahman8 miesięcy temu

    Importantly.....make urself happy...focus on wat u have(job/family)....n moved on....given back to society...tat if able la...🙆‍♀️

  • Laura Cordero
    Laura Cordero8 miesięcy temu

    Next time put in subtitles for the people that are telling their stories in another language!

  • Ah jing Teo
    Ah jing Teo8 miesięcy temu

    Prison (and punishment) first and foremost is mainly to punish the offenders and to protect the rest of the society, and hopefully the threat of punishment will deter the would be offenders. That is the first objective. That was what our ancestors who came up with the concept intended. But having achieved the first objective, it is good and even necessary to see how we can try and have a heart change in the offenders but also in the society so that the former can reintegrate effectively back into society.

  • 家慧張
    家慧張8 miesięcy temu

    I'm so glad that these people are now happy and free

  • Fariha Mohamed Hilmy
    Fariha Mohamed Hilmy8 miesięcy temu

    14:50 That sounds like a total life changer 😊

  • Farah Hannah
    Farah Hannah8 miesięcy temu

    i would love to learn pottery from the black shirt guy 😂

  • Zachary Alexander
    Zachary Alexander8 miesięcy temu

    Caning is really very evil. How we still do it is ridiculous. We’re a civilised secular society. The way we treat drug abusers too... it’s just, no.

  • Gabriella Gianova
    Gabriella Gianova9 miesięcy temu

    One of the best videos I've watched on PLclip. Thank you for this.

  • Charmaine Eng
    Charmaine Eng9 miesięcy temu

    really really meaningful, thank you

  • Shi Hui Lee
    Shi Hui Lee9 miesięcy temu

    Thanks for making this series. It’s amazing

  • omg1979
    omg19799 miesięcy temu

    They are inspiration to do good, to give back because in so doing, is good for them and good for society. Joining gang is a wish to be part of a larger body, to feel cared and mean something. I'm glad now they have found their place in main stream society.

  • Sharon Frederick
    Sharon Frederick9 miesięcy temu

    Thank you thank you for talking n sharing. All your thoughts n comments make so much sense. MORE People need to hear them. You are paying back to our society w kindness n care now. How humble.. n admirable. God bless you all 🙏🏼🌈

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl9 miesięcy temu

    Has the guy in black given a TedTalk by now??? If not, we need him to! He was able to actually use the right words to express what they were feeling and to help others understand.

  • My Face SG
    My Face SG9 miesięcy temu

    Subtitles will be good

  • Xinli WANG
    Xinli WANG9 miesięcy temu

    I volunteered at Boys' Home for 4 years when I was studying in Singapore; I believe many of them ended up on the wrong path due to circumstances, not because they are bad people. So glad you're willing to share your stories and wish you all the best!

  • Fathima Farahna
    Fathima Farahna9 miesięcy temu

    Being in Singapore n dare to commit attrocity. These are really brave🙄🤐

  • cuqidv .-.
    cuqidv .-.9 miesięcy temu

    imagine being there-

  • Hey Sisters
    Hey Sisters9 miesięcy temu

    The grey shirt uncle seems to be a nice person now , he looks so friendly

  • Lucian LuLu

    Lucian LuLu

    2 miesięcy temu

    Both of them look like typical uncle aunty at the neighborhood, kinda mind blown

  • Daniel Chong
    Daniel Chong9 miesięcy temu

    They should run for MP. Else Yellow Ribbon Project is just lip service.

  • Chang Tang
    Chang Tang9 miesięcy temu

    the guy in black shirt took 9 strokes to the butt and laughed it off like a joke, what a chad

  • Sanamana _
    Sanamana _9 miesięcy temu

    Sending drug abusers to prison is like sending rabid dogs to the zoo.. send them to help them rehabilitate or something Tf Singapore? They’ll come out and do drugs again because no one is giving them goals ambitions reasons to live

  • yubbadubbadubba yubbadubbadubba.

    yubbadubbadubba yubbadubbadubba.

    9 miesięcy temu

    Also even with rehab, it's a process. Most have to go in more than 1 or 2 times because chances of relapse are high. But to just send them to prison with no support, is not a good way.

  • Alice KOK
    Alice KOK9 miesięcy temu

    Hang in there. Not everyone in the society are fearful. Your unhappy journey has ended - wishing you all the very best in life! KUDOS! 加油⛽

  • tiger0 kind
    tiger0 kind9 miesięcy temu

    actually this video was veryyy eye opening for me.

  • KL Jump Roper PK
    KL Jump Roper PK9 miesięcy temu

    How I wish to know mandrin to know the older people's story..

  • Rena Ong
    Rena Ong9 miesięcy temu

    does exercises so your butt is firm so you don't feel the pain

  • Sheryl Lee
    Sheryl Lee9 miesięcy temu

    Thank you, Our Grandfather Story, for this amazing video, and thank you so much to these former offenders for sharing their stories.

  • Wei Wen Teng
    Wei Wen Teng9 miesięcy temu

    2:22 the way she described so funny xD shes my favourite

  • Beatrice Hew
    Beatrice Hew9 miesięcy temu

    the old uncle who said "Lord let me love you more than I love drugs" and he suddenly didn't have that inclination to take them anymore and even flushed them down the toilet bowl had me in tears....

  • Gongyu Zhang
    Gongyu Zhang9 miesięcy temu


  • Undead_widow
    Undead_widow9 miesięcy temu

    Whye kee is kinda cute :) but he needs alot of facial care .

  • Undead_widow
    Undead_widow9 miesięcy temu

    I really want a tattoo. But I'm afraid I'll be branded as a bad guy :(

  • Mohamed Farvez

    Mohamed Farvez

    7 miesięcy temu

    Depend on the tattoo u get , nowadays not everyone with tattoo is a bad guy but u can see from their tattoo. Some is to scare others some is personal meanings

  • Khai Tan
    Khai Tan9 miesięcy temu

    To really be honest, Singapore should address some very controversial issues and sensitive issues like drugs, and gang. We cannot just sweep everything under the carpet, we should talk about it, talk about how to help and solve the issue and not treat people who make mistakes as if they deserve it. Everyone’s situation is different and knowing how to treat everyone accordingly is displaying empathy, you cannot expect everyone to do the same, it is impossible, what we and the government can do it to form a better culture at address it. We could be a better society for our future generations to live in, we just need the government and the community to start the culture and not treat it as a menace.

  • limin757
    limin7579 miesięcy temu

    I wonder if got an interview of the families or significant others that had to deal with their loved ones inside.