A netizen shared this heartbreaking story of the aging Mr Chiam See Tong, who has been soldiering on as the secretary-general of the Singapore People's Party despite various health ailments in the past few years.
"My brother and mom met him at Red star dim sum before, and that was a few years ago. he was already in a very bad state then.
I remember my mom saying that she went up to say hi to Lina Chiam and Chiam See Tong (CST), then CST was eating half way and had to slowly put down his chopsticks and then slowly shake my mom's hand. then they took photo together.
My mom said sorry after that because she felt bad that CST had to work so hard to shake hands and pick up the chop sticks...."