Final farewell for entrepreneur killed in Malaysia car crash

Final farewell for entrepreneur killed in Malaysia car crash

SINGAPORE - Family and friends said their final farewells to nightspot entrepreneur Kwek Kon Chun, who was cremated yesterday afternoon.

The 35-year-old son of Hong Realty managing director Kwek Leng Keow and nephew of billionaire Kwek Leng Beng, was killed early Sunday morning after he lost control of his Porsche 911 Turbo and slammed into a road divider on the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway in Desa Petaling.

Mr Kwek, an avid racer, and his passenger, Mr Franco Toh, 43, died on the spot.

Mr Toh was cremated yesterday morning at Mandai Crematorium.

In the afternoon, more than 300 family members and friends attended a funeral mass for Mr Kwek at the Church of St Ignatius in King's Road.

Sombre relatives dressed in black declined to speak to the media.

A statement released by Hong Leong Group on Monday said the family was still in shock and requested privacy for them to grieve.

The cortege left the Catholic church at about 4.15pm for Mandai Crematorium.

According to Malaysian police, investigations into the accident are still ongoing, and may take some time.

"The cause of the accident is believed to be speeding, but this has not been determined," said Deputy Superintendent Markandan Subramaniam, Kuala Lumpur's staff officer for traffic investigation and regulation, on Wednesday.

"The investigation could take months, and it will take time to put together reports from the post-mortem, chemists, impact assessment and to check for vehicle defects."

calyang@sph.com.sg


This article was first published on Nov 14, 2014.
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