SB-MOHe would be up early in the morning tending to our vegetables and he was very proud of our garden. I think that he got that from his mother. His mother is a fantastic gardener. Even in her old age she has a yard full of fruit trees and vegetables and he still goes to her for gardening advice. He spent a lot of time gardening in the last 6-7 months leading up to his abduction.

Ng Shui Meng, from an interview conducted by Kearrin Sims in April, 2014. Sombath’s mother passed away in June.