Home > News > Nation
Thursday February 27, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday February 27, 2014 MYT 8:15:08 PM
by m. kumar
KUALA LUMPUR: They stood huddled together in the corner of the crowded waiting room of the mortuary.
Speaking in hushed voices, the family of Koay Jia Hong, five, and his 18-month-old half-brother Melvin Selvam Joseph just stood there, their faces gripped with sorrow.
They declined to speak to reporters and gathered around the boys’ mother, shielding her from the limelight.
Koay Wan Nee, 27, showed no emotion until she was asked to identify the bodies.
In tears and overcome with grief, she was led out of the morgue and away from the camera flashes.
Irritated by the media attention, a sobbing family member shouted at the reporters: “Leave us alone! I will sue you.”
The family claimed the bodies at around 6.45pm.
The two children and an Indonesian maid at their household were found with their throats slit at their home in Taman Sri Putra in Sungai Buloh, near here, at around 7pm on Tuesday.
An official at the morgue said Jia Hong died from a single slash to his throat while the younger child suffered two slashes.
Melvin’s father, Selvam Joseph, 44, said he was shocked and confused at what had happened.
“From the time I knew her (the maid), she was close to my son and loved him.
“I do not understand how this could have happened,” he said at the hospital yesterday.
Selvam, a freelance IT consultant, said he and his wife had separated for about a year.
Jia Hong’s paternal grandfather was calm as he left the family house yesterday.
“I feel sad but there was nothing left to do,” he said, adding that his son (the boy’s father) had not answered his calls since the incident.
He remembered his grandson as a “healthy and lively” child.
An ordinary day with a gory ending
Maid believed to be an illegal immigrant
Screen maids and bosses for mental health, says Mama
Tags / Keywords:
Courts Crime, Family Community, murder, sungai buloh, step brotyhers, maid
Former MIC members protest over 'invalid' CWC meeting
FRU to get rid of outdated tactics
Malaysian tourist critically hurt in hot air balloon crash
IGP: Malaysians joining IS go transit to evade detection
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Hollywood slams Sony, movie theatres for canceling 'The Interview'
TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice for Destinations on the Rise 2015
Remembering Tsunami 2004: ‘I wanted to know’
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)