One-eyed Dragon’s kidneys donated to ex-CK Tang chief?

The Straits Times has reported today that the kidneys of Tan Chor Jin (aka One-eyed Dragon) were donated to retail magnate Tang Wee Sung, who received them in an operation yesterday. Tan’s mistress said that Tan had made known he wished to donate his kidneys.

I’m just curious to know whether Tang was in line to receive the kidney, or if he jumped queue because of his power and influence.

Also, are there safeguards to ensure that death row inmates are not used for organ harvesting against their will, like in China, or that their executions are specifically brought forward to suit the needs of recipients? In the case of Tan, he had expressed a wish for his execution to be delayed so that he could hear his son call him ‘Papa’ a few more times.

Author: Gerald Giam

Gerald Giam is the Member of Parliament for Aljunied GRC. He is a member of the Workers' Party of Singapore. The opinions expressed on this page are his alone.

3 thoughts on “One-eyed Dragon’s kidneys donated to ex-CK Tang chief?”

  1. Well, it takes only a split second to change an entire perspective. it’s either self motivated or forced by circumstances.

  2. it would be good if there are audits done on HOTA receipients. What safeguards are there that all citizens, not just the rich amnd famous are given equal chances to receive HOTA organs (notwithstanding that in this case, Dragon may / may not have specified the recipient to be Mr Tang – again any independant audit on this? Signed statement, or only other evidencce??)

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