Thursday, January 29, 2009
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Monday, January 12, 2009
A few days prior to his execution at dawn last Friday, he had requested that his kidneys, liver and cornea be donated, his elder brother Tan Chor Juay told The Sunday Times on Saturday.
'He said that since he could not take these organs with him when he died, it would be better to use them to help others than let them go to waste,' Chor Juay, 48, said at the wake for his brother in Hougang Avenue 3.
The 42-year-old, notoriously known as the 'One-Eyed Dragon' because he was blind in his right eye, faced the gallows for murdering nightclub owner and former friend Lim Hock Soon.
On Feb 15, 2006, Tan tied up Mr Lim's wife, teenage daughter and maid in their Serangoon Avenue 4 flat. He then fired six bullets at Mr Lim, 40, in an adjacent room, allegedly over a money dispute.
Tan fled to Malaysia and was caught in a hotel room in Kuala Lumpur 10 days after the killing. He was extradited to Singapore in March and was sentenced in May 2007 to hang for the murder. Appeals fell through and his application for clemency from the President in August last year was turned down last week. .
When asked what his brother's final words to him were, Chor Juay (Tan's Brother) kept quiet for a long time. Then, wiping away a tear, he said: 'He knows I like to drink so he told me not to drink so much beer and to drink more tea.'
Chor Juay also noted that his brother's final three hours before his execution were spent with a Buddhist monk.
'He became much more religious the past few months. He used to have a really quick temper but, since going to jail, he had toned down a lot. The monk told us that he walked away peacefully.'
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
“Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped.”
"I might be disabled, but I live a fulfilling life."
"I have shown to disable people that they don't have to sit back and watch the world go by. They too can go to school, get a job and be included in everyday's life."
- Rick Hoyt
Amazing Feats!!! Total Respect!!!
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
Drinking $1.10 Teh-Peng