Penang highway shooting victim gets clown send-off

Friends of Mr Choi Hon Ming, dressed up as clowns, carrying his coffin during his funeral on Dec 5, 2016.
Friends of Mr Choi Hon Ming, dressed up as clowns, carrying his coffin during his funeral on Dec 5, 2016. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Friends and family of Mr Choi Hon Ming, who was hit by a stray bullet in a shooting along Lim Chong Eu Expressway on Thursday (Dec 1), bid farewell to him at the Batu Gantong crematorium here.

Mr Choi's wife, Ms Sun Siew Chin, 32, described him as a wonderful man and expressed her pain at having to bid goodbye in such manner.

"I just want you to know that I love you very much and may you be an angel up there. You are a good person and I am thankful for having you in my life," she said in her eulogy.

Before his cremation, Mr Choi's fellow entertainer friends dressed up as clowns and released 32 balloons into the air.

Ms Loey Lew, who is the owner of party planners Parteeboo where the deceased had built his career as a clown, said it was still hard for her to accept Mr Choi's death.

"His stuff is still in our office and it is hard for us to accept that he will no longer be with us. May you rest in peace my dear friend. You will surely be missed," she said.

 

Some 100 people attended the funeral.

Mr Choi, 32, was cremated at 11.40am.

Datuk Ong Teik Kwang, 32, who was allegedly shot by his bodyguard in the incident on Thursday, was also laid to rest in Relau.

A large number of people attended the funeral at Khoo Kongsi funeral parlour, where several lorries of flowers and tiger floor mats were seen.

Three people were shot dead while four others, including RTM cameraman Muhammad Amirul Amin Amir, 27, were injured in Thursday's shooting.

All of the injured victims are reported to be in stable condition.