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Founder of Home Bridget Tan recovering in Batam

Published on Jun 3, 2014 10:13 AM
Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics founder Bridget Tan at the Ang Mo Kio - Thye Hua Kwan Hospital. She will be moving to Batam to continue her recuperation from a stroke. -- PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

The founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (Home), a foreign workers' advocacy group, is moving to Batam for a few months to recover from her stroke.

Ms Bridget Tan, who turns 66 in September, said that the slower pace of life and more relaxed environment on the Indonesian island will help in her recovery.

"In a way, I don't want people coming to the hospital to visit me, that's why I want to get to Batam," she said with a laugh yesterday.

Although she was weak and used a wheelchair to move around, she was alert and chatty when The Straits Times visited her at the Ang Mo Kio - Thye Hua Kwan Hospital yesterday, where she was recuperating. She has been recovering at the community hospital since April and is expected to be discharged this Friday.

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