Barely enough to survive: Mr. Tan’s story
Mr Tan, aged 67, lives with his wife and two adult children. His relationship with the family is estranged and they are not on talking terms despite living under the same roof. In 2006, Mr Tan was diagnosed with Myastehnia Gravis – a neuromuscular autoimmune disease that affects his breathing, arms and legs. He is unfit for employment and tries his best to spend minimally to save money for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment on his tight muscles.
After the funds from his CPF withdrawal were exhausted in 2019, Mr Tan’s children have …