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It could have been avoided, said Ms Cynthia Yong, after her brother was taken to the intensive care unit (ICU) with injuries suffered in an industrial accident two weeks ago.
The New Paper reported last Tuesday that Mr T.Z. Yong, a lorry driver, was pinned against a pillar twice by a reversing forklift.
He was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital after the accident at Amtech Building on Sin Ming Road.
"I called the TNP hotline to share the story because I did not want future accidents or other victims and families to suffer the pain that we are going through," said Ms Yong, 31.
The advertising sales executive said the report was heart-warming.
Mr Yong has since been discharged from the ICU, but still has to undergo a series of operations as the wounds are serious.
His sister added that he is frustrated as he used to be very active. The accident had affected him very much as it happened so suddenly.
Ms Yong has been reading TNP since she was a teenager.
"I like the paper for the fact that the news (catches) the hearts of Singaporeans," she added.
Another avid reader of the paper is Mr Muhamed Haris, 39. He has been reading TNP cover-to-cover every day without fail for the past six years.
He was driving along near Upper Dickson Road in Little India when he saw a crowd of about 30 gathering near a shop.
There had been a scuffle between the shop owner and a drunk man. The report was published last Tuesday.
"I wanted more people to know about the incident and didn't want to just walk away or ignore (seeing the incident)," said the senior business development manager, who keeps TNP's hotline number saved on his handphone.
He said he called TNP first because the paper keeps in touch with its readers by following up with them after the story is published.
Another caller, 32, called TNP after a fire broke out in a Jurong West flat.
She had hoped our story would help to spread fire safety awareness.
The civil servant, who declined to be named, said: "TNP appeals to the younger generation and fire safety should start from young."
It was reported last Wednesday that the family of five living there escaped unscathed after one of them tried to put out the fire.
"TNP is good because it puts out the news in a way that is easily readable and gets the message across," she added.
She liked our report and showed it to her husband, Mr Syed Ahmed Riadh, 39, a driver, to read.
She has been reading TNP every day since she was a secondary school student.
For their tip-offs, the three readers will each receive a $100 Burger King voucher.
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