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Published: Thursday August 21, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday August 21, 2014 MYT 9:30:08 AM

Stewardess to be laid to rest near Ipoh home

IPOH: The remains of MAS stewardess Chong Yee Peng will be taken to her home in First Garden here.

Chong’s elder brother said a wake would be held tomorrow and Saturday followed by a Christian funeral service, all of which would be held at home.

Chong’s final resting place will be the Paradise Memorial Park in Tanjung Rambutan near here.

“We feel that she would have wanted to come home as she had been travelling the world for the past 18 years.

“Her ambition was to see the world and we are glad she got to live her dream,” he told The Star, adding that his 40-year-old sister was only 22 when she joined the airline.

Being the youngest child in the family, news of her passing shocked her loved ones.

“We are extremely sad that she had to go first. This is a difficult time for us, especially our mother, who at the age of 72, had to fly to Amsterdam to identify the body.

“Mum has been shedding tears since the incident took place,” he said.

The brother, who declined to be named, added that it was especially tough during the period when the family could not get any confirmation on whether Chong was still alive.

“Having no news is the worst,” he said.

Although devastated, he was glad that he was finally able to receive his sister’s remains and to give her a proper send off.

“It is somewhat (a) closure to at last have her home.”

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