Parents want murderer caught

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 09 Jul 2003


BAHAU: It has been about a year since 25-year-old accounts clerk Tai Pei Shy was found murdered at a hostel in Taman Semarak, Nilai, but her parents are still hoping that the culprits will be brought to justice. 

Claiming that the police had not given priority to the case, Pei Shy’s father Tai Ah Lek, 56, said: “I know that my daughter is not a high-profile case but as her father, I want to see justice done for her sake.”  

“She did not deserve to die this way and the culprits got away scot-free,” he said in an interview here yesterday.  

Pei Shy: Found murdered in a Nilai hostel last year.

Pei Shy was found strangled on July 15, last year, at about 10am, with her hands and legs tied up.  

The victim, who shared the same room with three other colleagues, was found wrapped in a blanket under the bed. 

Tai's wife How Siew Ling, 47, had been suffering from an emotional breakdown since the demise of their eldest daughter. 

“Pei Shy has been a source of strength to her four siblings. Her death is a blow to us,” he said with tears in his eyes. 

Tai said that on Saturday a good Samaritan had offered RM10,000 as reward to those who could provide information on the culprits. 

He had also sought the help of Lobak state assemblyman Khoo Seng Hock and state MCA assistant secretary Chow Wai Fatt to highlight his case. 

On April 2, this year, Khoo said the police informed them that investigation was still ongoing as three suspects who were arrested earlier had been released. 

SEEKING JUSTICE: Khoo (right) and Chow (behind) talking to Tai and How about the couple's daughter in Seremban Tuesday.

“We hope the police will set up a special team to solve Pei Shy’s senseless murder quickly,” Khoo added. 

In another case in Ipoh, the parents of Leong Kah Yee, 17, whose decomposed body was found in some bushes near an orang asli village on June 11, this year, are also urging the police to speed up investigations. 

The victim’s father Leong Ah Kau, 52, a former hawker, said his family had gone to the police station several times to ask about the progress of the case but the only reply they got was that the police were still investigating the matter. 

“We don’t know why and how my daughter was killed. She was such an adorable girl and we can’t understand why someone could murder her so cruelly,” he said. 


Leong said several patrons of a mamak stall in Jalan Simpang Pulai told the family that they heard a girl, believed to be Kah Yee, calling for help at about 2am on June 2. 

“They told us that the girl was with three men and that the girl tried to flee but the men caught and pushed her in a red car and drove off. 


“Three of the patrons gave chase on their motorcycles but could not keep up with the car. 

“They saw the car a few hours later with three men in it and lodged a report in the Simpang Pulai police station,” he said. 

Kah Yee’s decomposed body was found nine days later near the place where they spotted the car on June 2. 


Kah Yee’s mother Lai Yoke Sum, 49, said her daughter started working in a pub here a month before the incident. 

Ipoh CID chief Deputy Supt Mazlan Mansor said the police were still investigating the case.  

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