KUALA LUMPUR: MCA leaders and friends have expressed shock over the brutal murder of the party’s Youth central working committee member Mah Ann Ann.
Describing Mah as an active Youth leader, party president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said his tragic death was a loss.
Ong, who also expressed his condolences to Mah’s family, said he hoped the police would detain those who had committed the heinous act as soon as possible.
“I strongly condemn this cruel act and I did not believe that I would hear of such news,” he said after the launch of the Malaysian International Landscape and Garden Festival at Taman Tasik Perdana here yesterday.
Ong said he hoped the people would co-operate with the Government to prevent and eradicate violent crimes in the country.
“We have to allow police to complete their investigations and wait for the outcome,” he said.
Negri Sembilan MCA chairman Datuk Hon Choon Kim, who visited Mah’s family to offer words of comfort to Mah’s wife Wong Mei Ling and his two children at their home in Seremban, described Mah’s death as a great loss to the community.
“We have lost a good party worker and a jovial man,” he said, adding that the incident was “utterly senseless.”
Hon, who is also Seremban MP, said he was saddened by the brutal slaying of Mah and urged the authorities to expedite investigations.
Negri Sembilan MCA deputy chairman Datuk Dr Yeow Chai Thiam, who also extended his condolences to Mah’s family, said he had lost a “very dear colleague and friend.”
MCA Youth secretary-general Loh Seng Kok, 42, who described Mah as an “ideal leader,” said:
“Mah was a lively man and usually cracked jokes to make us laugh.”
Wanita Rasah division chief Lee Fook Moi, 51, said Mah was a workaholic who usually stayed up late in his office to finish his work.
“He was also a fiery orator and would fight for the rights of the people,” she added.
State Youth chief Foo Ming Chee, 39, said: “It is just unthinkable that someone would want to kill him.”
Mah’s gardener of 27 years, S. Kasirajah, said he had high regards for Mah whom he knew since he was a teenager.
“Besides tending to his garden, I also taught Mah the art of silambam,” said the part-time gardener, adding that Mah had recently given him RM200 to buy a new grass-cutting tool.
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