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Slain Datuk was heading home


Last farewell: Cheow paying her final respects to Ong at the funeral parlour in Bandar Baru Farlim. — Bernama

Last farewell: Cheow paying her final respects to Ong at the funeral parlour in Bandar Baru Farlim. — Bernama

GEORGE TOWN: Datuk Ong Teik Kwong was on his way home to have dinner with his wife on the mainland when he was shot dead on Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway.

Ong’s wife Datin Vivian Cheow, 29, said his bodyguard had come to see her husband on Thursday morning.

“It was the first time I saw him. My husband then went out with him. My husband and I had planned to have dinner together that night.

“In the evening, he called to say he was on his way back but traffic was quite heavy.

“At about 7.30pm, a friend told me that something had happened to my husband. About 15 minutes later, I heard the terrible news,” a teary-eyed Cheow told reporters in Mandarin at the Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi funeral parlour in Bandar Baru Air Itam yesterday.

The couple had been married for three years and have no children.

The bodyguard, said to be mentally unstable and on his first day in the job, had allegedly opened fire, killing Ong and two others on the expressway.

Four others were injured by stray bullets.

The 37-year-old bodyguard and Ong’s driver and business partner, Lim Boon Leng, 32, who was allegedly pistol-whipped on the head by the bodyguard, have been remanded until Dec 8.

Bernama reported Cheow as saying that the family would take legal action against the security firm which provided the bodyguard.

“We will seek justice for my husband,” she said, describing him as someone who loved to do charity and help the underprivileged.

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