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Sad Story of Goh Kah Keow

Anyone who has read the story about 74 year old Goh Kah Keow must surely have felt a sense of injustice.

$400,000 Done in a Day (Straits Times 29th Jun 2014)

goh-kah-keowThis is a thrifty elderly cleaner, who had her life savings of $400,000 cheated by a group of con man from China.

Even though two of the five con artists were eventually caught and sentenced to a few years of jail, that does not bring any of her money back.

The three fraudsters who were not caught must surely be out there enjoying their ill-gotten gains.

Instead of just feeling a sense of injustice, what if some of us do something to help the unfortunate victim?

If 10,000 people donated just $10 each, she will be able to get back $100,000.

I contacted the journalist who wrote the article and she is helping to consolidate donations for Goh Kah Keow.

Anyone who would like to make a donation can write a cheque payable to Goh Kah Keow and send it to:

c/o Bryna Singh, The Straits Times Life! and SundayLife!
SPH News Centre, 1000 Toa Payoh North, S318994

Bryna will consolidate the cheques and pass it to Madam Goh next week.

Leave a Comment:

Joe P says 9 years ago

Any way to pay electronically ? I dont have cheques anymore

    Martin Lee says 9 years ago

    Dear Joe, I think you will need to get a friend to help you issue a cheque.

Jasmin says 9 years ago

Thanks Martin for initiating to help Mdm Goh.
Would there be some measures in place to, say disburse the donations monthly to prevent from being cheated or even like that case when 1 mil was gone within a year’s time?

    Martin Lee says 9 years ago

    I think there’s a difference between the two. In this case, she has always been a thrifty person, and managed to accumulate (and keep) that $400,000 without spending it away. So it is very unlikely that she will spend that money away in a year. For the other case, it was a sudden windfall and didn’t know how to manage the money. As for being cheated again, she is definitely more wary of people now.

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