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Frustration mounts over uncertain future: Sister

WORRY: Ms Cynthia Yong says she has not thought about how her brother's hospital bills would be settled.

My brother is a tough man and lying in bed helplessly is very frustrating for him, said Ms Cynthia Yong.

Mr T. Z. Yong was supposed to have gone for an operation yesterday, but he did not feel comfortable to proceed to surgery, she said.

"He was very agitated because he does not know what was going on and he doesn't know what the future holds," added Ms Yong.

Mr Yong was very close to his mother, who died after a five-year battle against cancer. She was 59.

Ms Yong said she has not thought about how her brother's hospital bills are going to be settled. The siblings' Medisave accounts were wiped out after paying their mother's medical bills.

They were living in a two-room flat in Sengkang, where Mr Yong, who is single, now lives alone. His sister moved out after her marriage.

She said they might have to hire a caregiver for Mr Yong in future.

After their parents were divorced, their father went back to Malaysia.

He has been visiting Mr Yong every day since the accident, but he was too distraught to speak to The New Paper yesterday.

Mr Yong's boss, Mr Henry Ho, who has known him since he was 12, described him as a "very, very good worker".

Mr Ho, who has a Class 5 licence (all kinds of vehicles), is in charge of transport operations in the company.

He said of Mr Yong: "He is well liked by the suppliers and it is not easy to find such a worker these days.

"I'm very grateful to him for joining my company because he gave up a high-paying job as a cement truck driver."


He is well liked by the suppliers and it is not easy to find such a worker these days.

- Mr Henry Ho, describing Mr Yong as a 'very, very good worker'.