Sunday, January 27, 2013
William's family appeals for space to mourn their loss
What is just an ordinary day for most of us, is yet another sad day for the Yau family of Yau Kok Kang and wife Goh Ying Ying, parents of William Yau, the boy who went missing whose body was later found in the Klang River.
Yau and Goh have returned to their family house in Taman Seri Krubong in Malacca to make arrangements for William's funeral.
It has been reported that William's body will be released to the family after the post mortem at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang. The body is expected to be cremated at the Malacca Memorial Park in Sungai Putat.
Yau said a ritual to “call back” William's soul would be performed at the spot where his body was found. (This is a Chinese ritual normally carried out so that the soul will not become a stray soul in the afterlife.)
More: The Star..William’s family appeals for privacy during time of grief
Police have asked members of the public and the media to give William Yau Zhen Zhong’s parents the space they need to grieve the loss of their son.
Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said the parents have been deeply traumatised by the whole incident.
“The parents, especially the mother, have been crying non-stop since identifying the body.
More: The Star..Cops: Give the Yaus some space
Although William’s parents identified the body as William’s based on the shorts and underpants he was wearing and scars on his head, police are still awaiting the DNA test results to be 100% sure.
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