Body claimed and cremated by mistake


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 15 Feb 2014

THE relatives of a dead man in Taichung, Taiwan, were shocked to find that his remains had been claimed and cremated by another family, reported Kwong Wah Yit Poh.

The family of Sung, who was in his 60s, had appointed an undertaker for his funeral on Jan 11.

However, a day earlier, a part-time worker for another undertaker mistakenly wheeled out Sung’s body, thinking that it was that of another man who was similarly dressed.

A spokesman for the undertaker said it had agreed to waive the funeral charges for Sung’s family as well as pay NT$400,000 (RM40,000) in compensation.


> A Singaporean couple cancelled their wedding after the groom found out he had actually been “married” to a woman from India during the solemnisation ceremony on Monday.

When 26-year-old Mohamad Norizuan Shazali’s particulars were typed into the computer system, records showed that a man with his name and IC number had married a woman from India in 2012.

He recalled losing his document in June 2012 and suspected that the card had been used by another man to register the marriage.

Mohamad Norizuan then bought a copy of the earlier marriage certificate and traced the address on the document to a flat in Tanglin Halt.

The unit had been vacant for over two years and no one had seen his Indian “wife”.


> Oriental Daily reported that roses were more expensive than gold in Beijing, China, due to Valentine’s Day.

A stalk of red rose imported from the Netherlands was being sold in the city for $380 yuan (RM208) while gold only costs $300 yuan (RM164) per gramme.

On normal days, the flower only costs $15 yuan (RM8) per stalk.

Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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