Changi Airport opens donation channel to help cleaner’s family

Those who wish to help the family of the cleaner who died after being run over by a hijacked taxi on Saturday morning can now do so.

The Changi Airport Group (CAG) has opened a donation channel to the public to help the distressed family tide over hard times after the passing of Chandra Mogan, 34.

In a note published on its Facebook page on Monday, CAG said it has heard and is responding to the calls and e-mails from concerned members of the public for a way to make donations.

Those who wish to do so may now mail their cheques, addressed to “PUSPARANI A/P MOHAN”, to:

The Mogan Family c/o Changi Airport Group
Corporate Communications
PO Box 168
Singapore Changi Airport
Singapore 918146

For cash donations, there is a collection box at the CAG corporate reception, located on Level 4 of Terminal 2.

CAG told Yahoo! Singapore that a collection among its staff and those working at the Budget Terminal has also started for the Mogan family.

Donations, whether in cash or cheques, should reach CAG by 30 March. Contributors may wish to indicate their names at the back of the cheque or envelope.

Mogan, 34, leaves behind his mother, his wife and four children aged 9, 7 and 5 years and 2.5 months. His wife works as a cleaner at Terminal 3.

As of Tuesday evening, CAG’s Facebook post has garnered some 180 likes and 130 shares.

Among the over 30 comments on the post as, one user shared that he has “dropped what little I can afford as an unemployed man in this afternoon.”

“You see, the thing is, I can get another job cos I don't have kids to worry about,” wrote Chong Kaixiang. “This guy is dead, and his widow needs to care for his kids such that a job might be problematic. He was a cleaner, he didn't sign up for mercenary work or soldiering or police work. He did not expect to get turned into chaff with his work tools on a nice morning.”

Another Facebook user, Joses Lim, responded by saying that he “shall share this to get more donations”.

An outpouring of concern for the man’s family came after news broke that a cleaner was instantly killed when he was hit by a hijacked taxi at the Budget Terminal on Saturday.

The suspect, a 30-year-old Chinese national who took over the wheel after an argument with the original taxi driver, has been charged with voluntarily causing hurt in committing a robbery. Investigations into Mogan’s death allegedly caused by the suspect are ongoing and police are expecting more charges to be tendered against him.