SIBU: The parents of the Malaysian student who was found murdered in Taiwan on Thursday have flown to Taipei to make arrangements for her funeral, said the family’s lawyer, Yap Hoi Liong.
Yap, who was contacted by Bernama, named the deceased as Irene Chung and said that her parents flew to Taipei at about 2.15pm today.
Sibu police chief Stanley Jonathan Ringgit confirmed that the deceased’s mother, Ting Ching Ching, 45, had lodged a report at the Sibu Central Police Station on Thursday saying she had received a call from her daughter’s university informing her of her daughter’s murder in the mountainous district of Alian in Kaohsiung.
Chung, 24, was reported missing on Thursday morning and CCTV footage showed her walking alone close to a railway overpass near the university at around 8pm on Wednesday.
Taiwanese police arrested a suspect on Thursday and he confessed to strangling the victim with a rope before dumping her body. The suspect was detained for voluntary manslaughter and sexual assault.
Yesterday, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Su Tseng-chang apologised to the family as well as Malaysians over the murder.