M’sian student found dead in Taiwan, foul play suspected


SIBU: A 24-year-old Malaysian woman who was studying in Tainan, Taiwan, has been found dead, believed to have been murdered.

According to CNA, the woman went missing on Wednesday and an initial police investigation determined that she had been abducted.

A man who had been arrested in connection with the case on Thursday confessed to the murder.

The man admitted strangling the woman and disposing of her body, reported CNA.

Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Riggit said the victim’s mother lodged a report at the Sibu Central Police Station yesterday after being informed of the incident.

“The 45-year-old woman said she received news on Thursday night from Evergreen University Taiwan that her daughter Irene Chung, 24, had been killed and that her body was found in Alian Mountain in Kaohsiung.

“She lodged the report to request the Malaysian Government to monitor the investigation and to make known their wish to go to Taiwan to claim the body, ” he said.

Lawrence Tiong, chairman of the Sibu chapter of the Sarawak Taiwan Graduates Association, said the incident was something “unexpected” as Taiwan has been a very safe place.

He said the state body and the Malaysian Federation of Alumni Associations of Taiwan Universities made arrangements to get a special entry pass for the family to enter Taiwan without having to undergo the usual 14-day quarantine.

The victim’s family flew to Kuala Lumpur last night and would be meeting a Taiwan representative today to arrange for quick access to the country, he said.

After that, they would make arrangements for the funeral, he added.

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