Friday, July 17, 2009

Teoh Beng Hock begins last journey home

KLANG, July 17 – With plaintive chants of “follow us home, brother”, Teoh Beng Hock’s sister exhorted his spirit to follow her as she claimed his mortal remains from the morgue at 6.30pm this evening.

Teoh Lee Lan, 29, red-eyed and teary-voiced, was praying in Hokkien while gazing with sorrow as Teoh’s body, resting in a metal casket, was loaded by morgue attendants into the Nirvana Memorial hearse for his last ride home.

Older brother Teoh Beng Kee, 33, had to comfort a sobbing Soh Cher Wei, the ashen-faced girl who was to have been the blushing bride of the DAP political aide today.

No comments or autopsy report was issued by morgue officials.

The body has been taken from the Klang General Hospital to the Nirvana Memorial centre in Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur for funeral preparations and possibly another medical inspection tonight.

It will then make the two-hour journey to his family home in Alor Gajah, Malacca, where the funeral will take place at 11 am on Monday.

His final resting place however, will be a memorial park in Semenyih.

Earlier in the evening, Daniel Chong, assistant to Selangor state executive councillor Ronnie Liu, told The Malaysian Insider that he last spoke with Beng Hock on Wednesday, when they talked about Beng Hock’s plans to take up law studies.

The next day, he got a call informing him that the political secretary to DAP’s Ean Yong Hian Wah was found dead just outside the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Shah Alam.

Teoh’s future in law, his political career and dreams of starting his own family, all these will now not happen.

And why that is, the nation is waiting to find out.

By Lee Wei Lian
17th July 2009

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