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A guiding light for lepers


Home for healing: The Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement comprises weatherboard chalets and a lush green nursery enclave, a place that Tan (below) hopes to preserve as heritage.

Home for healing: The Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement comprises weatherboard chalets and a lush green nursery enclave, a place that Tan (below) hopes to preserve as heritage.

PETALING JAYA: Twelve years of mingling with residents of the Sungai Buloh Leprosy Settlement has left Tan Ean Nee with a treasure trove of heartwarming – and sometimes heart-wrenching – tales.

The former newscaster and TV host recounted a visit by a leper couple’s daughter, who was put up for adoption at birth due to a policy enforced in the colony before.

   

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