Home > News > Nation
Saturday July 12, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Sunday July 13, 2014 MYT 10:16:34 PM
Beautiful job: Soosalu modelling at an event in this photo posted on her Facebook page.
PETALING JAYA: Friends of Regina Soosalu have set up a Facebook page in memory of the Estonian model, who died under mysterious circumstances on Pulau Rawa.
The page, which was created on Wednesday, is entitled “In Loving Memory of Regina Soosalu 7/Dec/1984-1/Jul/2014” and attracted 1,189 likes.
“This page is fully contributed to the remembrance of Regina Soosalu, on how she lived as a loving, caring, fun and beautiful person that we all loved,” wrote the administrator.
A video consisting still photos of the 29-year-old model, created by her friend known only as Jeremy Z, is also found on the Facebook page.
The three-minute-18-second YouTube video, which is accompanied by the song Gone Too Soon by Simple Plan, is accompanied by the caption: “A short video I created for all of us to remember her by.”
A friend said both Soosalu and her boyfriend, Tunku Alang Reza Tunku Ibrahim, were well known among the club scene in Kuala Lumpur and described them as “party animals”.
Apart from being an ardent surfer who enjoys water sports, Tunku Alang Reza was very passionate about the island, said the friend.
“He even has Pulau Rawa as his address on his identity card and jokingly told girls he was wooing that they could be the Queen of Rawa,” he added.
He said he was also under the impression that the entire island had belonged to Tunku Alang Reza and his family.
The family actually leases the land where the two resorts are located.
The friend said he remembered Tunku Alang Reza as being very quiet and reserved when he was much younger.
“He’s very protective of the people he cared about,” he said.
However, he said he was not surprised to hear about Soosalu’s death, attributing this to the risky lifestyle choices made by many models.
The manager of a modelling agency said many Estonian girls entered Malaysia on a social pass to work as models, adding that they had to work illegally.
“They can’t get work permits as freelance models,” he said, adding that he remembered Soosalu was hired to attend various F1 parties last year.
News of Soosalu’s murder was picked up by the online news portal of the Estonian Public Broadcasting, which quoted a report from The Star.
The brief news article was followed by a two-paragraph description of the case.
The Estonian Foreign Ministry confirmed that it had been informed about the incident.
“We have been in contact with the family of the deceased and we are advising them on the necessary arrangements,” said Mariann Sudakov, who is from the ministry’s press department.
The Malaysian authorities, Sudakov stressed, were leading the investigations.
Cops await lab test results before deciding on further action
Tags / Keywords:
Nation, Courts Crime, Facebook tribute for Regina Soosalu
Man escapes gallows after Federal Court acquits him of drug-trafficking charges
Malaysian woman sentenced to six weeks' jail for stealing Singapore casino chips
Appeals Court upholds Thai woman's drug trafficking conviction
Cops rule out CBT in Melbourne property deal
Police set to interview former PetroSaudi exec
Najib: Fitch upgrade a reflection of Govt's economic policies
Home Ministry issues show-cause letter to The Edge over 1MDB reports
Dr Wee back on social media after undergoing surgery
AirAsia partners with roKKi to offer Twitter access to on-board guests
Celebrate Raya in style with GEMFIVE
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
Francis Yeoh donates RM4.2mil to struggling Rome opera
Djokovic, Sharapova turn up heat as Wimbledon sizzles
Apple assessing next steps after e-books antitrust ruling
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)