They left a lasting impact on his life

As a student, he loved playing rugby. But he was not good at it - or so he thought.

However, he still got a chance to don the Victoria School colours, thanks to one Mr Mok Khoon Yam, a rugby teacher who believed in him.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2018, with the headline 'They left a lasting impact on his life'. Print Edition | Subscribe