WITH the ashes of Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang scattered into the sea, he is “free” now.
According to China Press, Pang’s family decided to give him a sea send-off near Pulau Ubin on Monday.
His manager Dasmond Koh shared the message from Pang’s parents on Facebook along with a photo taken on a boat at sea.
“Pang’s father and mother want me to convey this: Aloysius is free now,” he wrote in Chinese.
“The weather in the afternoon was cloudy and windy, the waters were calm as the boat was moving at sea.
“At a spot near Ubin island, we saw you descending slowly into the sea.
“After endless farewells, it is time to finally put on a full stop.”
He added that Pang did not like to trouble other people when he was alive, as always.
“Thank you for trusting me and for working so hard throughout the years.
“As you venture into your free-spirited adventure, remember to wait for me,” he wrote.
Cpl First Class (National Service) Pang, 28, an armament technician, was crushed by a lowered gun barrel in the howitzer he was repairing during a military training stint in New Zealand on Jan 19.
The reservist, who sustained injuries to multiple organs, died on Wednesday.
> Hong Kong star Cecilia Cheung left the identity of her third son’s father blank when registering the birth.
The 38-year-old singer and actress had admitted recently that she gave birth to her third son, Marcus Cheung, in November last year, Kwong Wah Daily reported.
Quoting Hong Kong’s Next Magazine, the birth certificate of Marcus Cheung recorded that he was born at Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital on Nov 18.
However, the father’s name was not stated.
According to Hong Kong law, it means the child has no legal relationship with the biological father and will have no rights to the estate.
● The above article 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 this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.