Singaporean victim in Erawan blast a loyal friend to peers: AXA Singapore

SINGAPORE - AXA Singapore has expressed its condolences to the family of Ms Melisa Liu, who was its employee since Nov 2013.

Ms Liu, 34, was killed when a bomb exploded near the Erawan Shrine in central Bangkok on Monday night. Seven other Singaporeans were injured in the explosion at the popular tourist destination.

"Melisa was a valuable member of Claims team liaising with the AXA Assistance network and partners across Asia," CEO of AXA Assistance Singapore Philippe Demangeat said.

"She built a keen interest in claims handling that prompted her to undertake underwriting courses to support her career ambitions. "

The French multinational company said in a statement Wednesday that Ms Liu was also the Secretary of AXA Assistance Singapore's Fun Club, where she helped to organise several employee engagement and corporate responsibility events.

"Melisa was a loyal friend to her peers and well-respected by all," AXA said.

"She will be remembered for these great qualities and her spontaneous personality and hearty laugh."

Ms Liu's husband Ng Su Teck, 35, who was injured by glass shrapnel, told The Straits Times that he plans to return to Singapore on Wednesday.