12 Mar '18, 9am

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What do you tell someone who is 59 years old, jobless for two years, a breadwinner, owed HDB almost $10,000 with 6 months of mortgages, used to earn a good income and constantly think of killing himself so the family can live better with the insurance money? Raj never smiles once when we met for two hours and twice he broached the subject of killing himself and it is all serious though his face betrays the agony of having to resort to that horrible thought to make things better for the family. He later agreed with me that it will destroy his family if he commits suicide and his children will not feel proud to have a father who kills himself though the reasons are laudable. His HDB home mortgage of $1800/month – now payable in cash is the main irritant and HDB is already pursuing him regularly to pay up through nasty legal letters and phone calls. I feel that it will only t...

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