A former election independent canddiate Zeng Guo Yuan is now selling tissue paper in Bugis to make a living after suffering from a terminal cancer in the nose. In an interview with the media, he said he has less than 6 months to live. Zeng Guo Yuan is now wheelchair-bound and drives a three-wheel motorcycle. The retired acupuncturist now makes a living by selling tissue paper in front of the popular Chinese temple in Bugis Waterloo Street.
Zeng Guo Yuan first appeared in the 1991 General Elections under the Workers’ Party. He later ran for Mountbatten SMC in 2006 but was unsuccessful. He has been criticized greatly for his political antics often telling people that he is of Islam, Buddhist and Christian faith.