Son on his late father Richard Magnus: 'When I lost him, I also lost my best friend'

The late Mr Richard Magnus (right) with his son Keith (centre) and grandson David, in Amsterdam in Dec 2019. PHOTO: KEITH MAGNUS
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SINGAPORE - The late Mr Richard Magnus once had $50 in cash when he went to a petrol station to refuel. He instructed his young son, Keith, to ask the attendant to pump just $47 worth of petrol.

Puzzled at the odd number, Keith did as he was told. When his father returned from the cashier, he handed the attendant a can of Coke, a snack and a small tip.

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