PASIR GUDANG - A bus ride turned tragic for an elderly sinseh (traditional Chinese medicine practitioner) when a freak accident caused him to become a cripple and partially lose his hearing and memory.
As a result of his memory loss, Ng Mong Hua, 73, cannot clearly remember his origins or past and has lost touch with his family, as he had lost the contact numbers of his loved ones in the accident.
Singaporean sinseh Ng Mong Hua, who became partially paralysed with hearing difficulties following an accident while getting off a bus.
All he remembers is that he is from Sabah but had been residing in Johor Baru for more than 30 years, and that he has a daughter living in Singapore.
In the accident which occurred more than a year ago, Ng was about to alight the bus but the vehicle moved before he could step out of it, causing him to be flung off the bus.
"When I woke up, I was already on a hospital bed and the nurse told me that I had been badly injured on my head due to the accident," he said at his home in Kota Masai yesterday.
Since then, Ng could not work and had been receiving financial aid from a Good Samaritan, who had previously been his patient.
"I cannot recall much of my past and I am clueless as to how to find my children," he said.
Ng also revealed a Singapore identity card matching his name and face but he could not confirm if he was a citizen there.
"All I know is that I have a daughter staying there, but I am unable to locate her as I cannot remember her number or where she lives," he said.
The identification card states that Ng was born in Singapore and his address is "Apt Blk 628 Bedok Reservoir Road #06-1678 Singapore 1674".
Permas public complaints centre supervisor Syed Othman Syed Abdullah said he would assist Ng in finding his identity and hopefully his children.
"I have set a date to take him to refer his case at the National Registration Department and also help him seek aid from the Social Welfare Department.
"I hope that anyone who recognises Ng would come forward to help us locate his family," he added.