BUTTERWORTH: The family members of 20-year-old Moey Yun Peng, who was killed after his SUV plunged from the Penang Bridge, has urged the public to stop sharing pictures of his body on social media.
"We hope the public can stop speculating on the accident and stop sharing the pictures.
"We want to remember him as the handsome and cheerful boy and cherish the nice moments we had with him," a family member who declined to be named told reporters at the wake in Taman Baiduri.
Meanwhile, they thanked the rescue team for their hard work and effort in searching and retrieving the car and Moey's remains from the sea under Penang Bridge.
"We felt relieved when the team promised us that they will not stop searching until they found the body," he added.
It is understood that more than 150 personnel from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), Royal Malaysian Navy, Marine Police, firemen and civil defence personnel were involved in the three-day recovery operation.
The family also apologised to Penang Bridge users and thanked them for understanding and being patient despite the terrible jam after traffic was held up when the crane was deployed at KM4.0 to retrieve the SUV wreckage and Moey's body.
The funeral will be held on Thursday (Jan 24) and the hearse will leave for the Berapit Chinese cemetery for cremation at 10am.
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