Home > News > Nation
Tuesday March 11, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday March 11, 2014 MYT 10:03:51 AM
by chew wan ying
Happier times: Liu and his wife Bao.
PETALING JAYA: Accomplished calligrapher Liu Rusheng, who was on board MH370, fought death six times, as detailed in an article he wrote in 2006.
The 77-year-old from Jiangsu province’s Nanjing city in China had travelled with his wife Bao Yuanhua, 63, to Kuala Lumpur for a three-day art exhibition themed “Chinese Dream: Red and Green Painting” before they boarded the Beijing-bound plane.
Liu wrote in his article, posted on Chinese websites, that he survived his first duel with death as an infant during World War II.
With four other older children in the family, his parents had no choice but to abandon him in their house a few times when they had to run away from Japanese soldiers.
“Actually, my parents did not expect me to survive. But whenever they came back, they were shocked to see me still alive,” he said.
“In the second incident, I just learned how to ride a bicycle and collided with a truck. I was trapped underneath the truck and was dragged.”
Later during a swimming trip with a few friends, Liu nearly drowned.
In his adulthood, he suffered several heart attacks – once when training at an army camp in 1971 and then on a train to Dunhuang in 1982.
He suffered another heart attack at home in 1993 but managed to cycle to a nearby hospital for help.
Amazed at his luck, he wrote: “After having escaped death several times, I enjoy and treasure life even more.”
It is said that he usually brought with him a rubber stamp that carries the words “shang cang hou wo”, which means “God bless me” in Chinese.
Also on MH370 was a family of five who came to Malaysia for vacation. Before their return to Beijing, Jiao Weiwei, 31, had posted online the photos of her vacation with her parents, her husband and their two-year-old son, reported Hong Kong’s Apple Daily.
In one of the pictures, she described her boy as a “gift”.
Jiao’s grandparents rushed to Beijing once they heard of the news. The two looked worried, with teary eyes.
Tags / Keywords:
Courts Crime, mas plane, MAS flight, KL, Beijing, missing flight, MH370
Bangkok bomb suspect uncooperative, says Thai army chief
Bersih 4: Twelve detained in Malacca over banned t-shirts
Radio station, deejay ordered to pay RM50,000 to magazine owner
Car jockey who stole drunk customer's car jailed one year
Court of Appeal reserves judgement in Sosilawati muder case
Sungai Besar Umno wants Muhyiddin to step down
Malaysians from all walks of life celebrate National Day
PM: I will not let Malaysia down
Dr Mahathir no-show at Merdeka celebration
Historian: We must recapture vision of founding fathers
Five unusual ways to build endurance for a marathon
Volume: The disruptive voice of the future
All set for trash sorting
Croatia forward Perisic swaps Wolfsburg for Inter
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)