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Monday May 21st 2018

Homeless jobless man attempted suicide twice and feeling lost

Hi Gilbert ,

Things are slowly turning I don’t know for the good or bad.

The leasing company towed away my vehicle and starting charging me for the excess for the accident despite the fact it was under the Traffic Police investigation.

I urgently wanted the vehicle I did not read the clause properly.

Their accident excess on their insurance paper was $2000, they charge us driver $3000 and $6000 if it is overseas.

Everything was impounded by them. I ended up on the streets with only my hp and power bank.

A friend who was also the bailer for my 2nd attempt suicide has been helping me since.

He managed to find a bed space for me at $300 per month at Jurong West, but it will only be available on 15 this month.

I did not want to disturb you because you are in your mourning period. Tried to reconcile with my parents only to get ignored.

The social worker helped me appeal for housing but HDB rhas ejected it because I am not 35 .

I asked only for a 2-rm or 3-rm which I saw at Bukit Batok, I have about $120k in my CPF ordinary account which I believed can cover most of the cost.

They rejected it citing my age and asked me to buy from the open market,  based on my understanding, even if I were to buy from the open market, it will also be rejected because I do not qualify for HLE , job and family nucleus.

I have read on the comments from the post you posted about my situation. I noted there were some who asked who I voted for.

I can frankly tell you, the address in the last GE I had was in Whampoa and I voted for Workers Party.

Last PE, I voted for Mr Tan Cheng Bock as I was raised in Teban where he was the MP for many years.

I never forgive the reigning party for making me lose my flat in Jurong East when I wasundergoing my divorce in 2011. The MP did nothing to help me appeal to retain my flat.

My dad who was the bailer the first time I attempted suicide by swallowing 78 valiums at one go did not want to talk to me.

I have again and again tried to talk to him but it always got ignored.

I did not even know I was on bail. I was released by TTSH without the yellow piece of bail bond.

I went to see my sons and ex wife and that night  I took 120 valiums at one go.

End up again no problems but because I post a comment on my Facebook that I could not take the pressure I got into trouble with the law again.

I was sent to IMH for assessment, doctors did not believe the amount I took  till blood tests came out showing the concentration level.

I’m not mentally crazy but depressed. Discharged from IMH that night and a friend who straight away came to bail me after I asked him to.

No matter which method I try my parents ignored me. Friends told me my father won’t bailed me if he did not care.

I feel it’s more of a responsibility than care he came to bail. During this period I was also in touch with the SOS. Believed it was one of the IOs who contact her as I very long did not email her. ¬†Sadness … I lost myself . Confidence…gone.

The leasing company who towed my vehicle back did not want to let go of my stuff like clothes . He only allows me to take back my medicine, my bail bond and my passport.

I have entirely nothing left. Some advise me to return to IT. I asked them… in my current situation and appearance who will hire me? Yes I do have experience in IT and my last drawn salary was $3800.

I am willing to drop but now with my stuff gone.. Who will hire me? One who is just wearing a T shirt and pair of bermudas.

I really don’t know what to do now. ¬†Lost my house, lost my family in fact I lost myself.



Editor’s note: We are trying to meet up with the writer but to no avail.

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One Response to “Homeless jobless man attempted suicide twice and feeling lost”

  1. Johnny says:

    A company related to my company is hiring a IT technician. If Stephen is interested, I can email the job information. The place of work is at Sembawang.

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