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Wednesday March 26, 2014 MYT 11:10:35 AM
Dearly missed: Tan and his Taiwanese wife Chuang leave behind two sons, aged 14 and 12. Their eldest son was on board the flight.
IPOH: Family members of civil engineer Tan Ah Meng pleaded to be left alone, saying his elderly parents will be adversely affected by the presence of reporters outside their home.
When reporters called to the family from outside the house in Kampung Baru Kanthan in Chemor, one of Tan’s brothers came out and said the family was grieving and did not wish to speak to anyone.
“My parents are very old. One is 84 and the other is 82 and both suffer from heart ailments. We are afraid they might not be able to take it and would just collapse.
“They are already very heartbroken and your presence will make them feel worse,” the man who declined to give his name said.
He said his mother had been crying since the announcement that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had ended in the Indian Ocean.
Tan, 46, his Taiwanese wife Chuang Hsiu Leng, 48, and their eldest son Tan Wei Chen, 19, were among those onboard the flight to Beijing.
The couple has two other sons, aged 14 and 12, who have been staying with relatives since the aircraft went missing on March 8.
Tan’s brother said he and several other family members would be leaving for Kuala Lumpur.
“We are just waiting for a call from Malaysia Airlines to tell us when they will take us to Australia,” he said.
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