Melaka native helped colleagues and was well-liked

Corporal Kok Yuen Chin, who died on Sunday, "would always help people, never complain and never give up", said a batchmate.
Corporal Kok Yuen Chin, who died on Sunday, "would always help people, never complain and never give up", said a batchmate.PHOTO: KOK YUEN CHIN/FACEBOOK

Corporal Kok Yuen Chin, a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) full-time national serviceman who died during a celebration gone wrong, was well-liked by colleagues for his optimism and determination to push through challenges.

The Melaka native, who was known as "Kok" to his friends, would never give up during exercises and was always smiling, said a batchmate who went through a three-month firefighting course with him in 2016.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2018, with the headline 'Melaka native helped colleagues and was well-liked'. Print Edition | Subscribe