Sadly all of this re Alan Khoo (Kim Heng) are true. For reasons unknown he took his own life in Lower Hutt, New Zealand on the 26th Dec 2010.
Alan had turned 60 on the 3rd Dec 2010. He had suffered chronic back pain after a badminton accident several years ago and also had a house with what is called in NZ "Leaky House Syndrome" (Google it - it is very serious indeed). We will never really know what pushed him over the edge but the NZ police do say there was nothing anyone could have done to stop him. He was very determined.
We will all miss him terribly and we will spend endless hours trying to work "Why" & "What If". Tragedy like this should not happen.
We hope that Alan is now in a better, happier and pain free place.
The above was left as a comment in my blog by a friend of Alan 3 years ago.
I do not believe Alan took his own life. He was a determined and tough nut to crack and would not have killed himself for whatever reason or reasons.
I have this nagging suspicion that Alan was murdered.
Alan left SQ years ago, probably in the mid 1990s. He had a lot of money,half of it from the sale of his house in Lucky Heights left by his late mother. He acquired at least a hundred thousand SQ shares and sold them at a profit and immigrated to Sydney. In short, Alan was a rich man.
After living in Sydney for a couple of years, he fell in love with a relatively young ex-convict from New Zealand. He moved to NZ to be with his lover . Then, that's where the trouble started. He severed ties with his friends in Australia and Singapore. No one knew what he was doing and how was he getting on.
Alan was to me an excellent IFS. I was on his flights a few times and I have never fail to give him outstanding reports on his work. He was also a respectful IFS and those who were hardworking always like to work with him. Naturally, the lazy and skiving crew did not like Alan.
His friends from London as well as from Sydney tried contacting him but to no avail. Then came the shocking news that Alan hung himself on 26 December 2010.
Who murdered Alan?? I do not have the answer and if I do have I'll be too scared to tell.