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Overworked Malaysian, drops dead outside his door just before daily commute from JB to Singapore

The 31 year-old man had been working at a glass factory in Singapore for the last nine years

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A Malaysian, who braved the horrendous traffic between Johor Bahru and Singapore daily to earn just S$1,000, tragically died at his doorstep after suffering a fatal heart attack. The incident occurred on Saturday (23 Feb) morning, according to Malaysian publication, China Press.

Chua Beng Thong, had been working at a glass factory in Singapore for the last nine years. On Saturday, he suddenly fell unconscious at the entrance of his house in Skudai before leaving to commute for work.

Chua was pronounced dead due to cardiac arrest, after he was rushed to the Johor Bahru General Hospital. The hospital reportedly alerted the police of the death around 11.30am on Saturday and the police have since ruled out any criminal element in the case.

Chua originally hailed from Malim Nawar, Perak. His 71-year-old father last saw his son during the Chinese New Year holiday. Heartbroken, he told The China Press:

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“My son used to travel back and forth from Malaysia to Singapore every day. Yesterday, he was getting ready to head out since it was a weekend but he suddenly fainted upon stepping out of the door.”

Chua’s family reportedly told the publication that he had once complained that it was exhausting for him to travel to Singapore on a daily basis. His grieving father said that he had advised his son to return to Malaysia and find another job that would be easier on him.

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