Expat was a loving hubby, says widow


  • Nation
  • Friday, 19 Aug 2005

SEREMBAN: The widow of a Taiwanese expatriate who was slain on Tuesday remembers him as a loving and affectionate husband. 

The 50-year-old Taiwanese woman, who declined to be named, said she never regretted marrying Ku Li Yen, 53.  

The couple have two children, aged 16 and 20. 

The woman fought back tears before answering queries from reporters at the Seremban Hospital mortuary yesterday. 

“He called me up on Tuesday asking how we were.  

Ku's wife (centre) being consoled by a family member while her daughter stands beside her at the Seremban Hospital mortuary on Thursday.

“I told him we’re all right and not to worry about us. That was the last time I spoke to him,” she said. 

She said Ku telephoned every week and returned home to visit his family thrice a year. 

“I hope the police will do us justice and arrest those involved,” she said.  

A slight drizzle and the chanting of prayers by a group of people from the Tzu-Chi Foundation made the atmosphere even more solemn and Ku’s wife and children wept openly. 

Ku died from multiple stab wounds and other injuries shortly after he had dinner with a group of friends and colleagues in Bandar Baru Nilai. 

His remains will be cremated and his ashes brought back to Taiwan. 

Executive assistant to the representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia Wu Ching-chuan said they were told about the incident on Wednesday morning. 

He hoped that the authorities would expedite investigations to nab those responsible. 

State CID chief Asst Comm Huzir Mohamed said they had yet to make any arrests so far. 

Those with information are urged to call the district police headquarters at 06-601 3222 or the nearest police station.  

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