Duo fight over right to bury hubby


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  • Tuesday, 09 Mar 2004

KUALA LUMPUR: An 83-year-old restaurant owner who died of liver failure last Saturday, “has yet to find peace” as his two wives are fighting over the right to bury him. 

The late Chan Fong Long’s second wife, claiming she was legally married to him, had applied for a court order to stop his China-born first wife from conducting the last rites. 

The two women and their family members got into a heated argument at Chan's residence in Jalan Ipoh yesterday and police had to be called in. 

Sentul OCPD Asst Comm A. Thaiveegan said the second wife had a court order to keep Chan's body until tomorrow.  

“The China-born wife, whose marriage to Chan was never registered, wanted to bury the body today,” he said yesterday. 

“We told them to settle the matter amicably,” Thaiveegan said, adding that both sides agreed to leave the body at a funeral parlour so that they could carry out the last rites.  

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