Saturday, January 23

Murdered student laid to rest


Irene’s family members at the interment ceremony before her burial.

SIBU: Irene Chung, the student who was murdered in Taiwan recently was laid to rest at Nirvana Memorial Park, Mile 23 Oya Road here after an interment of ashes ceremony yesterday.

Her brother Daniel in his eulogy described her as a caring and kind person who remembered all their birthdays.

“We discussed and planned what to buy for our parents for their birthdays even when she was in Taiwan,” he said and shared fond memories in his eulogy.

Tiong pays his last respect.

Meanwhile, her friend Bryan Hii said Irene was a special person who brought so much joy and had touched the lives of so many people.

The family of the late Irene, relatives, friends, president of Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing and the family’s lawyer Yap Hoi Liong were present to bid their final farewell before the urn was buried at the memorial park.

The 24-year-old student of Chiang Jung Christian University in Tainan, Taiwan was found dead at the mountainous Alian district in Kaohsiung  Oct 29 after she was reported missing the day before. She failed to show up for a meeting with a classmate on the evening of Oct 28.

CCTV footage showed her walking alone close to a railway overpass near the university around 8pm the night she went missing and based on the footage Taiwan police arrested a 28 year old man who later confessed to strangling the student with a length of rope before dumping her body.

Her parents travelled to Taiwan on Nov 1 to make arrangements for her funeral there and returned to Sibu Nov 4.