Lend a helping hand


WHEN life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

Life was harsh on three brothers and a sister who have lost their parents in just a year due to illnesses. It is learnt that the siblings lost their father last year and their mother this year.

The siblings Khor Khai Wen, 18, Khor Hui King, 16, Khor Khai Sheng, 12, Khor Khai Ming, eight, continued to strive for success despite the unforeseen incidents.

Joseph (left) with Ocean Tuition Centre’s representative Oh Bee Hoon (in green), Khai Wen (right), Hui King (second right) and uncle of both teenagers.

The children are now living with their relative.

The heart-breaking plight of the children was noticed by their schools and a tuition centre.

Air Itam assemblyman Joseph Ng said the Ocean Tuition Centre has agreed to provide free tuition classes for three of the siblings.

Khai Wen has completed his Form Five studies.

“The centre has agreed to transport the children from their respective schools to the tuition centre after school hours,” Ng said after attending the Children’s Day celebration in SJK(C) Chung Hwa Confucian A in Jalan Ibetson today.

Choong (left) with four of the children at SJK (C) Chung Hwa Confucian A.

SJK (C) Chung Hwa Confucian A headmaster Choong Teik Keong also said the school was caring towards its pupils’ welfare and would do its best to assist them.

Also present were Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow’s wife Tan Lean Kee, state Tourism Development, Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin, and Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh’s representative Joseph Tan.

Story by Edmund Lee
Pix by Tan Kean Ming