Local comedian Mark Lee and his wife, Catherine Ng, have warned on Facebook that there is someone trying to raise $200,000 on the social media platform by using his daughter Calynn Lee’s photo. In a post uploaded on Thursday (30 August), the couple asked Facebook users who have come across the scam post to send it to them immediately, so that they can report it to the police.
Comedian Mark Lee’s daughter Calynn, who is battling a rare autoimmune disease, is getting better, although it will take more time for her to fully recover, according to her mother Catherine Ng. News broke earlier this month that Calynn had glomerulonephritis, a condition that results from an overactive immune system attacking one’s kidneys. Ng had shared her five-year-old daughter’s condition after setting up a Facebook page called “Cheers for Calynn Lee” on 6 August.
Army horror stories have a special place in every Singaporean male’s heart. Like roller coaster rides, they’re probably the safest and most convenient way to experience some measure of excitement and unpredictability, especially when you’re an NSF who’s stuck in camp. Besides “which camp are you from”, they’re the second best ice-breaker when it comes to talking to other random Singaporean male strangers — and they’re the basis for local horror film 2359: The Haunting Hour.