No foul play detected in developer's death, say Penang cops

GEORGE TOWN: Police have ruled out foul play in the death of Ewein Bhd founder and executive chairman Datuk Ewe Swee Kheng.

Penang deputy police chief Datuk Fisol Salleh said CCTV footage at the scene, including from inside his house, revealed no signs of intrusion.

"We have recorded statements from the deceased's 55-year-old wife, 24-year-old son and 21-year-old daughter.

"They said there was nothing unusual and he was behaving normally before the incident.

"The three family members were asleep when he fell from the balcony on the 16th floor.

"There was no note left behind and no traces of alcohol or drugs detected," said Fisol in a press conference Wednesday (Oct 6).

He said the case has been classified as sudden death after the post-mortem found Ewe to have died from multiple injuries due to a fall from height.

On Tuesday (Oct 5), Ewe, 53, died after falling from a luxury condominium in Jalan Kelawai.

The prominent property developer is believed to be linked to the Penang undersea tunnel project.

Those suffering from problems can reach out to the Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service at 03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392; Talian Kasih at 15999 or 019-261 5999; Jakim’s (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia) family, social and community care centre at 0111-959 8214; and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur at 03-7627 2929 or go to for a full list of numbers nationwide and operating hours, or email

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Ewe Swee Kheng , Death , Police , Penang


Next In Nation

Indonesia proposed as second country for VTL, say Foreign Minister
DOE collects more than 2,000 tonnes of e-waste this year, exceeding target
Consumer Affairs Ministry issues eight notices to check on higher vegetable prices in Penang
Eleven Sabah Bersatu divisions agree to two-term limit proposal for CM
Work hard to provide best service to community, Dr Wee advises MCA members
Covid-19: Health Ministry closely monitoring WHO, other countries over Omicron variant, says Khairy
Covid-19: Unimas, Sibu CRC to continue monitoring new variant
Sabah govt must resolve Labuan immigration loophole, says Ongkili
Study needed on proposal to register GRS as official coalition, says Bung
Covid-19: Primary pupils to undergo weekly tests every Wednesday on schooling days

Others Also Read