Kota Baru Murder Victims Laid to Rest

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Three siblings bury three members of their family who were murdered allegedly by a lone killer.

Kha Eng Ni, 42; his wife, Chua Joo Seok, 37; and their son, Kha Zee Hanz, 13; who were murdered at Wakaf Mek Zainab in Kota Baru, were laid to rest at a cemetery in Kampung Merabang, Bachok, yesterday afternoon.

About 300 relatives and friends attended the burial which started about noon.

Earlier, relatives and friends paid their last respects to the deceased at their home in Kampung Balai early in the morning before their coffins were taken to the cemetery about two kilometres away.

Also seen at the cemetery were the couple’s three other children – Xing Fei, 19; Xing Rhuu, 15; and eight-year-old Xing Shyen.

Zee Hanz and Xing Rhuu’s classmates from Sekolah Menengah Chung Cheng also attended the funeral to give their moral support.

Relatives of the couple’s three children kept the press at bay.

“Give them some space. They are still traumatised over the incident, especially Xing

Rhuu. We are trying our best to assist them,” said a close relative to the New Straits Times.

In the 2.30pm incident on Nov 15, the couple and their son were murdered at their house-cum-store in Taman Bahagia.

Xing Rhu survived the attack, while Xing Shyen, who was also at the scene, was reported to have hidden under a chair during the incident.

A manhunt has been launched, with the police seeking the assistance of Interpol, for a 31-year-old suspect identified as Sharat s/o Eh Wang @ Pot, from Kampung Jubakar Darat, Tumpat, an employee of the family.

Earlier reports:

Nov 17, Suspect of Kota Baru Triple Murder Was Close to Family

Nov 16, Manhunt for Suspect in Kota Baru Brutal Triple Murder