Malaysian student found killed in Taiwan, kin rush over

Gone too soon: Cai had travelled to Taiwan to study at Ming Chuan University and had been working as a model and live streamer.

PETALING JAYA: The family of a 24-year-old Malaysian woman who was killed in Taiwan has flown to the country to arrange for her funeral.

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Teco) press and media division director Benjamin Hong Zheng-bin said the family had completed all the necessary procedures to travel to Taiwan immediately after being notified.

The family had also requested for privacy, he added.

“So we are not going to share their travel plan,” he told Sin Chew Daily yesterday.

Hong said Teco had made arrangements to assist the victim’s family once they arrive in Taiwan.

Since Malaysians need not apply for a visa nor observe quarantine upon arrival in Taiwan, Hong said the family could immediately handle the funeral arrangements.

On Thursday, local media reported that a Malaysian student, whose surname was only known as Cai, was found dead in her apartment in Taipei.

There were signs of strangulation.

At about 5pm on Thursday, the police there received information that a 30-year-old man, surnamed Chen, had overdosed on over-the-counter medication and confessed to paramedics that he had strangled a woman on Dadong Road in Taipei City’s Shilin district.

Police then found Cai’s body at the apartment.

Chen, who has since been hospitalised at the intensive care unit, has regained consciousness.

However, his condition was still unstable for a statement to be recorded.

As at press time, Taipei police said the investigation was ongoing.

Sin Chew Daily also said that Cai, from Serdang in Selangor, had travelled to Taiwan to study at Ming Chuan University.

She had also been working as a model and live streamer.

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