Family to get RM300,000


Compiled by C. ARUNO, GERARD GIMINO and R. ARAVINTHAN

THE family of Malaysian Irene Chung (pic), who was murdered in Taiwan in October 2020, will be receiving over T$2mil (RM300,000) in compensation from the Taiwanese authorities, Sin Chew Daily reported.

Her family had filed an application for bereavement damages, which was later approved by the Ciaotou District Prosecutors’ Office in April.

The family was awarded around RM300,000 under a provision of the Crime Victim Provision Act to compensate for funeral and interment expenses, as well as the emotional distress suffered.

It was earlier reported that Chung, who was a 24-year-old business management student at a university in Tainan, was found dead in Kaohsiung’s mountainous Alian district on Oct 29 last year after the university reported her missing the day before.

Police later arrested a 28-year-old man, who confessed to strangling Chung with a rope and dumping her body in the mountains of Kaohsiung.

He has been charged with sexually assaulting Chung and killing her, and could face the mandatory death penalty, if convicted.

Her parents flew to Taiwan on Oct 30 last year to bring back her remains, and she was laid to rest at the Nirvana Memorial Park in Sibu, Sarawak, on Nov 21.

> In an attempt to refute allegations that the organisation is “unpatriotic” as it “neglects” Malaysian history in the examinations, educationist group Dong Zong published a video on how the syllabus for the Unified Examinations Certificate (UEC) History subject was determined, China Press reported.

The two-minute video clip, narrated in Bahasa Malaysia, said that 53% of the content in history textbooks was based on Malaysian history and vetted by local historians.

The above articles are 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 a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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