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Maid’s body cremated as employers await trial

Mey Sichan, the 24-year-old maid whose March death led to murder charges for her Malaysian employers, had been cremated after a closed-casket funeral, rights workers and officials said yesterday.

Liva Sreedharan, the anti-trafficking program officer for NGO Tenaganita, said JUMP, a coalition of Malaysian NGOs, would also be organising a memorial service this Sunday.

Mey Sichan’s employers were charged last month with murder, and police had previously told the Post she was suspected of having died from starvation and physical abuse.

The police officer in charge of the case, Baha Rudin, said a trial date had not yet been set.

Employers Soh Chew Tong, 43, and his wife, Chin Chui Ling, 40, face a mandatory death penalty by hanging if found guilty of murder. 

To contact the reporter on this story: Cassandra Yeap at



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