Body of missing man fished out of the sea near Penang

Body of missing man fished out of the sea near Penang
The Penang Bridge.
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GEORGE TOWN - Four days after his motorcycle and personal belongings were found on Penang Bridge, the worst fears of Lim Goot Kian's family was confirmed when his body was fished out of the sea.

Personnel from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency recovered his body 1km off Pulau Rimau. It was later handed over to authorities at the marine police base in Batu Uban at 8pm on Friday.

His younger brother Goot Uei, 50, said Goot Kian's remains would be cremated in Berapit today.

"He had asked for his ashes to be interred in Lunas but we could not fulfil his wish. After discussing with my mother and other family members, we decided to put his urn in Sungai Lembu, the same place as that of my father."

"It is easier for us to offer prayers next time," he said when contacted.

Goot Uei said his mother Goh Kew Juat, 73, and other family members had come to terms over his brother's death.

"We have prepared to face the worst since he disappeared on Monday," he added.

Balik Pulau OCPD Supt Lai Fah Hin said the case had been classified as sudden death.

Those suffering from problems or contemplating suicide are advised to contact the Befrienders at 04-281 5161 (Penang), 05-547 7933 (Ipoh) or 03-7956 8144 (Klang Valley)

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