Singapore’s Elderly Poor: The Hawker’s Assistant

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Singapore’s Elderly Poor: The Hawker’s Assistant

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"At night, yes, I will feel lonely. I will cry." He's been so broke he couldn't afford meals, but Mr Ong Hock Soon's greatest regret is his children. "I want to say sorry to them. Dad was wrong last time. I hope you will forgive me," says the 69-year-old hawker's assistant.

This is part of CNA Insider's regional series on elderly poverty.

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