Bangkok blast: Final rites for Singapore PR killed with 4 family members

Family and friends paying their respects at the funeral of Ms Lim Soo See, a victim of the Aug 17 Bangkok blast , at the Berapit crematorium in Bukit Mertajam on Aug 23, 2015.
Family and friends paying their respects at the funeral of Ms Lim Soo See, a victim of the Aug 17 Bangkok blast , at the Berapit crematorium in Bukit Mertajam on Aug 23, 2015.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

BUTTERWORTH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The remains of Singapore permanent resident Lim Soo See, 52, who was among five Malaysians killed in a bomb blast in Bangkok, Thailand, were cremated in Malaysia at the Berapit Crematorium on Sunday (Aug 23).

Relatives and friends turned up to pay their last respects at Ms Lim's house in Taman Dedap.

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

Ms Lim's former husband Loh Wai Leong, 57, a hostel operator in Singapore, was also present.

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 Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) leaders led by Bagan MCA deputy chief Lim Hai Song, state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's political secretary Wong Hon Wai and Batu Kawan MP P. Kasthuriraani.

Ms Lim was among five family members who were killed in the bomb blast at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine on Aug 17.

Others killed were Ms Lim'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.

Mr Lee and Jing Xuan were cremated on Friday.

The funeral of Ms Lim Saw Gek and Mr Neoh was also held on Sunday at Taman Dedap.

After the last rites conducted by a Taoist priest, the coffins of Ms Lim Saw Gek and Mr Neoh were carried by family members and friends for about 500m 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, Ms Lim Saw Gek's husband Neoh Hock Guan, 55, and their daughter Neoh Ee Ling, 33, survived the bomb blast.