Family of murdered student arrives back home from Taiwan

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 04 Nov 2020

SIBU: The atmosphere was sombre when the family of Irene Chung, who was murdered in Taiwan, arrived home with her ashes at the Sibu Airport on Wednesday (Nov 4) from Taipei.

They had transited at the KL International Airport and Kuching International Airport before finally touching down in Sibu at 6.10pm Wednesday (Nov 4), where they took a swab test.

Prior to that, they had already done a swab test at KLIA.

Chung's parents, Desmond Chung and Ting Ching Ching, were dressed in black.

Ting was the only one heard weeping. Their elder son, Daniel, followed behind carrying the urn which contained Chung's ashes.

The family did not talk to anybody and were immediately whizzed to a car which took them to the Nirvana Memorial Park for them to place the urn in the columbarium.

Among those who waited for them at the airport were members of Sibu Hakka Association, led by its adviser, Kapitan Connie Loh; members of Wesley Methodist Church and the political secretary to the Chief Minister, Michael Tiang.

The family's lawyer, Yap Hoi Liong, said the family would like to thank the State Disaster Management Committee headed by Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah for granting them a special five-day funeral service at Nirvana Memorial Park.

"After the funeral service, they will observe the 14-day quarantine period at home," he said.

Yap added that church funeral service would take place at a date to be decided soon.

"They will also hold a press conference after that," he said.

The couple had flown to Taiwan on Oct 30 following news of their daughter's death. Chung 24-year, a student of Chiang Jung Christian University in Tainan, Taiwan was found dead on Oct 29 and a suspect has confessed to the killing.

According to a CNA report, the suspect admitted killing Chung by strangulation and then disposing of her body. CNA reported that the victim had been abducted.

She was found missing on the evening of Oct 28. The police arrested a suspect named Liang the next day.

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