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Kovan murders: Funeral of victims on Tuesday afternoon

Mr Tan Chee Heong's 3-year-old son, who was not present at the wake earlier today, has just arrived. The funeral of the two victims of the Kovan murders will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Two hearses will go round the workplaces of both Mr Tan Boon S
Mr Tan Chee Heong's 3-year-old son, who was not present at the wake earlier today, has just arrived. The funeral of the two victims of the Kovan murders will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Two hearses will go round the workplaces of both Mr Tan Boon Sin, 66 and his son Mr Tan Chee Heong, 42 before heading to the Mandai Crematorium. -- ST PHOTO: PRISCILLA GOY
Mr Tan Chee Wee (centre), the son and brother of the Kovan double murder victims, at a prayer ceremony held at the Teochew Funeral Parlour on Monday evening, July 15. The funeral of the two victims will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Two hearses will
Mr Tan Chee Wee (centre), the son and brother of the Kovan double murder victims, at a prayer ceremony held at the Teochew Funeral Parlour on Monday evening, July 15. The funeral of the two victims will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Two hearses will go round the workplaces of both Mr Tan Boon Sin, 66, and his son Mr Tan Chee Heong, 42, before heading to the Mandai Crematorium. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The funeral of the two victims of the Kovan murders will be held on Tuesday afternoon. Two hearses will go round the workplaces of both Mr Tan Boon Sin, 66 and his son Mr Tan Chee Heong, 42 before heading to the Mandai Crematorium.

The elder Mr Tan owned a car workshop in Kaki Bukit while his son worked nearby. The two men were murdered last week and their bodies found about 1km apart in the Kovan neighbourhood. The suspect, Iskandar Rahmat, 34, was charged in court on Monday.

At the last day of the wake on Tuesday, three priests arrived at about 10.30am and about 15 family members took part in funeral rites. About 40 other friends and relatives are at the wake, with more visitors expected to stream in before the hearses leave the Teochew Funeral Parlour in Ubi on Tuesday afternoon.

Family spokesman Ong Boon Kok, 49, who is the younger Mr Tan's uncle, said he was thankful for the help from the police and those who provided eyewitness accounts or other evidence to the police.

He said he was also grateful for the younger Mr Tan's son's teachers, who had assured the family that they would help the boy catch up in his studies.