By John Isaac
A MALAYSIAN student, Irene Chung who was murdered in Taiwan was laid to rest at the Nirvana Memorial Park, Mile 23, Jalan Sibu-Bintulu after a funeral service yesterday.
Among those present at the ceremony were her family members, relatives, friends including Progressive Democratic Action Party (PDP) president, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing and the family lawyer who is also former Dudong assemblyman Yap Hoi Liong.
Irene’s younger brother Daniel Chung in his eulogy said her sister was a loving and kind person.
“She always remembered our family’s birthday. While she was here, we always discussed and made plans on what to buy as gift for our parents on their birthdays,” he said adding that her sister would continue to do so even though she was in Taiwan.
Meanwhile, Irene’s close friend, Bryan Hii in his eulogy, said she was a very special person who would bring joy to whom she met.
The late Irene,24 , was a student of Chiang Jung Christian University in Tainan, Taiwan. She was found dead on Oct 29 at Mount Alian in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
She was previously reported missing by her university after not appearing to meet her classmates on the night of Oct 28.
According to reports in the New Sarawak Tribune, recordings through closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras showed the deceased walking alone next to the railway track near her university around 8pm the same night.
Based on the same footage, Taiwanese police had also found and arrested a 28-year-old man who later admitted to strangling the student with a long rope and dumping her body in the Kaohsiung Mountain.
Following the news, the parents of the deceased, Desmond Chung and Ting Ching Chung rushed to Taiwan on Nov 1 to bring home her remains that were placed in an urn, and they returned on Nov 4.