Last rites for Malaysian victims of Bangkok blast

Last rites for Malaysian victims of Bangkok blast

BUTTERWORTH - The remains of Lim Soo See, 52, who was among five Malaysians killed in a bomb blast in Bangkok, Thailand, were cremated at the Berapit Crematorium.

Relatives and friends turned up to pay their last respects at Soo See's house in Taman Dedap here.

The final rites began at 9am when a Buddhist priest conducted prayers. Family members led by Soo See's only son Lu Pinquan, 24, also went around her coffin and placed offerings on a table.

Soo See's former husband Loh Wai Leong, 57, a hostel operator in Singapore, was also present. He took part in the final rites at about 10.30am yesterday.

After the final rites, the cortege left for the crematorium at about 11.15am for cremation at noon.

Among those present to pay their last respects were a group of state MCA leaders led by Bagan MCA deputy chief Lim Hai Song, state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's political secretary Wong Hon Wai and Batu Kawan MP P. Kasthuriraani.

Soo See, who held a Singapore permanent resident status, was among five family members who were killed in the bomb blast at the Erawan Shrine on Aug 17.

Others killed were Soo See's sister Saw Gek, 49, nephew Neoh Jai Jun, 20, Saw Gek's son-in-law Lee Tze Siang, 35, and his daughter Jing Xuan, four.

Tze Siang and Jing Zuan were cremated on Friday.

The funeral of Saw Gek and Jai Jun was also held yesterday at Taman Dedap.

After the last rites conducted by a Taoist priest, the coffins of Saw Gek and Jai Jun were carried by family members and friends for about 500 metres before they were placed in a hearse.

Both the bodies were laid to rest at the Sungai Lembu Chinese cemetery at about 4.45pm yesterday.

Two others, Saw Gek's husband Neoh Hock Guan, 55, and their daughter Ee Ling, 33, survived the bomb blast.

See also: More stories on the Bangkok bombing

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