Friday, November 7, 2008

Mr Toilet and Mr Condom?

Barun Roy writes in Business Standard “Remember Mr Condom? There was a time when even the mention of his name would evoke laughter and ridicule, but Mechai Viravaidya, the indomitable condom crusader from Thailand, is today a respected name in the global fight against AIDS. It’s because of his campaigns that condoms have become a legitimate public-interest topic, even in prudish India. No winks, no blushes.

Now meet Mr Toilet. His name is Jack Sim and he is from Singapore. Like Mechai, he is also a man with an unusual mission. Having made a little fortune in the construction industry, he retired from his business while he was still very young, only 40, and decided to devote the rest of his life to a public cause he believes is very important: Toilets 

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