The life saver of Penang Bridge


Tow truck service runner Tan Chin Leong, 39 (right) who is better known as Ah Heong and passersby rescueing a woman who attempted suicide on the Penang Bridge in Dec last year.Star pic by ASRI ABDUL GHANI/The Star/06 Jan 2016//courtesy pix / 28 DEC 2015

BUTTERWORTH: As tow truck service runner Tan Chin Leong rides his motorcycle back and forth across the Penang Bridge daily, he is not just looking out for vehicles that break down but also keeping an eye for people who look like they are about to jump off the bridge.

Fondly known as “Ah Heang”, the 40-year-old bachelor is one of the winners of this year’s Star Golden Hearts award for rescuing more than 10 people from ending their lives over the past decade.

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