BUTTERWORTH - The body of Malaysian law student Rebecca Melissa Edward will be flown home from Newcastle this Thursday after clearance by British authorities.
The 22-year-old student from Brickfields Asia College died of meningococcal meningitis on Oct 1 after two days of fever and vomiting.
Her father, Rev Edward M. John, said the family had encountered red tape before getting the green light to bring Rebecca home.
"We wish to thank Dr Alistair Gascoigne of the Royal Victoria Infirmary Hospital, Levi Pay from Northumbria University Newcastle, the Malaysian High Commission and funeral director Mark for doing their best to help," he said.
Rev Edward said Rebecca's remains were expected to arrive at KLIA at 7.30am before being taken to her grandmother's home in Jalan 9, Taman Selayang Baru, Batu Caves. A wake will be held at 8pm the same day.
The funeral service will be held the next day at 11am at the St James Church in Jalan Ipoh, Sentul, before burial at the Meru Christian Cemetery in Klang.