QuickCheck: Was a body found floating in a lake in Ipoh?

THE discovery of a dead body in a public place is generally a shock, given that we live in a peaceful country.

As such, any news of a discovery of this nature tends to go viral - such as a recent claim that a dead body was found floating in an Ipoh lake.

Is there any truth to this?



The Ipoh police confirmed that a body was found floating in a lake in the Lahat Mines area in Ipoh on Saturday (Feb 24).

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Hassan said in a statement that the body was found based on information from the public and added that the body has been identified as that of a 22-year-old Chinese woman.

“The death has been confirmed by the assistant medical officer from the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital, Ipoh.

“There are no elements of a crime found, and the case is classified as sudden death while awaiting the results of the post-mortem examination,” said ACP Yahya.

The police request that people with information about this case contact the investigating officer, Inspector Josin Amatin at 016-2222491 to assist in the investigation.

Those suffering from problems can reach out to: Mental Health Psychosocial Support Service (03-2935 9935 or 014-322 3392); Talian Kasih (15999 or WhatsApp 019-261 5999); Jakim’s Family, Social and Community care centre (WhatsApp 0111-959 8214); and Befrienders Kuala Lumpur (03-7627 2929 or www.befrienders.org.my/centre-in-malaysia a full list of numbers and operating hours).

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