Life after addiction: Irene Ang and her mother share their stories

Entertainer Irene Ang endured trauma as a child - her mother was addicted to drugs, and her father to gambling. She and her mother tell The Sunday Times how they picked up the pieces and moved on

FLY Entertainment CEO Irene Ang recently shared how she grew up with absentee parents. The Straits Times caught up with Ms Ang and her mother, Madam Tan Ming Choo, and had them interview each other.
Madam Tan Ming Choo now works as a cook at her daughter Irene Ang's company, Fly Entertainment.
Madam Tan Ming Choo now works as a cook at her daughter Irene Ang's company, Fly Entertainment.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

Earlier this month, entertainer Irene Ang opened up about the trauma she and her brother suffered as children.

Her family was racked by addiction: her mother to heroin and tranquillisers, and her father to gambling.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 25, 2018, with the headline 'Life after addiction'. Subscribe