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Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 8:31:14 AM

Mum advised teacher against climb

KUALA LUMPUR: The sixty-three-year-old mother of Ng Pee Tat was at a loss for words after identifying her youngest son’s body at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary yesterday.

The 32-year-old science teacher fell to his death at Bukit Tabur late Tuesday while hiking with his friend and colleague, 29-year-old David Spencer.

“I only found out about my son’s death at 2am yesterday,” said the grieving mother, identified as Ho.

She said she had always advised Ng against mountain climbing.

She said Ng had done wall-climbing a few times but Bukit Tabur was his first attempt at outdoor rock-climbing.

“I am tired and heartbroken. I can’t believe that my son left just like that. I wish I could have gone in his place instead,” she said.

Ng’s 36-year-old brother and a female friend were at his mother’s side when she identified his body.

The brother said Ng had led an active lifestyle including playing football and frequenting a fitness centre.

Related story:

Teacher killed at Bukit Tabur

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, bukit tabur. eric ng pee tat

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