Her compassion is inspiring

Commanding officer Superintendent of Police Raymond Lo commended Corporal Michelle Kok for her dedication in helping the family.

He said: "Cpl Kok has gone beyond the call of duty to help Mr Ng Kuang Bong and his family.

"I am proud of her actions."

Singapore Kindness Movement's general secretary William Wan agreed, adding that Cpl Kok's compassion was inspiring.

He said: "It is good for the public to see the police as a friend and neighbour, and not just a stern no-nonsense enforcer.

"I think she has given a deeper significance to her vocation as a member of the police force."

A Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) spokesman said Mr Ng is on the MSF ComCare Public Assistance Scheme and receives financial assistance on a monthly basis.

Member of Parliament for Jurong Group Representation Constituency Desmond Lee said Mr Ng has been receiving assistance in the form of financial help and food hampers.

He said that when Mr Ng's wife died, a senior grassroots leader helped with the doctor's certification on the cause of death.

Arrangements were made with Chye Seng Undertaker for her funeral and the Singapore Prison Service allowed Mr Ng's daughter to pay her last respects to her mother.

Mr said that after the funeral, some grassroots volunteers helped clean Mr Ng's flat and one of them donated a sofa set and mattresses.

Mr Ng's grandchildren were also enrolled into a PAP Community Foundation (PCF) centre at a nearby block.

They pay only $3 a month each in fees after subsidies.

Mr Ng fell in his flat on Dec 11 last year and hurt his left leg. He had to be hospitalised. The cost of his hospitalisation was covered by the Public Assistance Scheme.