Murdered engineer's kin troubled by reports of impersonator

Ms Cui's decomposed remains were found in Lim Chu Kang (above) last Wednesday. Lianhe Zaobao reported that a man claiming to be Ms Cui's father solicited donations at a Chinatown food centre on Saturday.
Ms Cui's decomposed remains were found in Lim Chu Kang (above) last Wednesday. Lianhe Zaobao reported that a man claiming to be Ms Cui's father solicited donations at a Chinatown food centre on Saturday.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

The parents of murdered engineer Cui Yajie, who are believed to have arrived in Singapore from China yesterday, are alarmed by reports that a man had impersonated the father to get donations, said a lawyer representing the family.

Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao reported on Sunday that a man claiming to be Ms Cui's father solicited donations at a Chinatown food centre on Saturday.

Lawyer Chung Ting Fai said the family was troubled by this impostor, and want to get their side of the story out. They are expected to issue a statement or speak to reporters soon.

Ms Cui, 31, a Chinese national from Tianjin, was reported missing two weeks ago and her decomposed remains were found in Lim Chu Kang last Wednesday.

She graduated from the University of Southampton in Britain and worked at semiconductor firm MediaTek. She was last seen in Fusionopolis Walk in Buona Vista at about 9.15pm on July 11, close to where her firm is located.

Leslie Khoo Kwee Hock, 48, who works in a laundry business, has been charged with her murder.

The Singaporean is accused of killing her between 8am and 10.11am at Gardens by the Bay East in Marina Bay on July 12.

Yesterday morning, Khoo was seen by reporters taking part in a crime scene re-enactment at the park, accompanied by two plainclothes police officers. His feet and hands bound with black restraints, Khoo was seen talking to the officers but quickly hid behind them once he spotted the media, Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported yesterday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 26, 2016, with the headline 'Murdered engineer's kin troubled by reports of impersonator'. Print Edition | Subscribe