The Straits Times
Published on Feb 23, 2013

Brunei police probing death of Malaysian woman found in cement block


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI (AFP) - Brunei police are probing the death of a Malaysian woman found encased in a block of cement in her friend's garden, in the latest violent death to shock the sleepy sultanate.

Voon Su Ching, 39, was reported missing by her husband on February 13 after she did not return home from an errand to buy their son's birthday cake.

Police found her body five days later at the home of a friend, who had asked her to check on the property while she went travelling over the Chinese New Year holidays.

Royal Brunei Police Force spokesman Pengiran Abdul Salam Ghani said an autopsy had been completed and police were awaiting the post mortem examination report to establish the cause of death.