Senior Ministry of Manpower officer killed in car accident

She was hit by her husband, who witnesses said had reversed his car by mistake.

The senior deputy director at the Ministry of Manpower’s foreign manpower management division died on Tuesday (April 25) after being hit by her husband’s car.

Sixty-four-year-old Quek-Ng Siew Fong had barely got off the car at the carpark of Block 332 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 at around 8pm, when her husband began reversing, said a witness.

Quek-Ng was struck by the movement, fell to the ground and immediately screamed out. The witness said at this point, her husband appeared to panic and stepped on the accelerator, creating a huge impact that left her bleeding from the head.

She later died in Tan Tock Seng Hospital.  

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin, who was Minister of Manpower from 2014 to 2015, took to Facebook to express his sadness for the incident.

“We just lost a well-loved and respected colleague in Singapore Ministry of Manpower. She has been a dedicated officer who actively looked out for the well-being of the workers working here,” said Tan.

“A most unfortunate and tragic accident and our thoughts are with her family during this time of bereavement. RIP Siew Fong.”

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