No interview today for Channel News Asia because of the quake in Pakistan. I can't say that I'm particularly sorry that I don't have to do it :)
Just spoke to a lady who mentioned her friend doesn't want to sterilise and she wants me to call and speak with her, which I am going to do. However, she said she didn't want her name mentioned. I can understand it's sensitive and that these situations are very delicate, especially when friends and relatives are involved. If we do want town councils to stop taking anonymous complaints though, then perhaps we have to set the example by coming forward and giving our names.
Another thing is that often people will have a very good idea who complained anyway. A town council told me yesterday that the complainant said that the person she complained about came up and scolded her. The complainant asked why the town council released her details, but they didn't - the complainant guessed. I find that in most mediations people DO have a strong suspicion who is complaining and they're usually right. They will then ask why that person doesn't just speak to them directly.