Today we heard about the man who went to file a police report about a missing deed under his name, only to be told there was nothing they could do since as far as they were concerned he had been listed as dead.
Low Choo Choon from Malaysia wanted to transfer the name of a two-person gravesite that he and his wife had purchased over to a relative due to financial struggles.
But when he couldn’t find the deed for the grave, he went to file a police report, only to discover that he couldn’t do that either – as he’d been listed as ‘dead’.
The 71-year-old, funeral van driver of all things, was advised to lodge a complaint to the National Registration Department (JPN) after making the discovery back in January.
However his death status is still to be yet to be rectified.
Choon said “I have been working at a funeral home for so many years but I never thought that I would be listed as ‘dead’.”
Having been legally deceased for eight months, Choon has faced a number of difficulties when attempting to renew official documents.
This has proven to be particularly problematic for his job as a driver, as he was unable to get his road tax certificate renewed this year. Thankfully he was finally able to convince the Road Transport Department to extend it for at least 18 months, although it took numerous requests and visits to get the issue rectified.
But his driving licence is due to expire next month and in March he found that he was ineligible to vote in state elections.
And now he’s worried that his bank account and assets will get frozen unless the issue can be quickly resolved.
Officialdom seems to move at a snail’s pace but following all the recent publicity his case is at long last said to be under review by an investigation team at JPN – fingers crossed the situation is sorted and they’re able to bring him back to life.
Being a Tuesday I was joined once more by Margaret Mills.
Her subject today concerned a 16 year old boy, George Wright from Colchester who back in May 1879 was ruined by reading lurid and sensational literature, ended up with 4 months in prison coupled with hard labour.
Catch all the sensational details here: –
Hope to see you again next week,