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.

The devastated father of William Yau Zhen Zhong is appealing to the public to allow him and his family privacy to mourn their loss. While thanking Malaysians from all walks of life for their concern and sympathy, Yau Kok Kang said: “We are tired and wish to be left alone while we grieve.” He, however, promised to hold a press conference when he and his wife are more composed.

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.

Related articles:
- Help find missing boy, William Yau Zhen Zhong
- Severely decomposed body of boy found
- Parents identify body as that of William Yau
- William Yau's body found - How did he die?


  1. Latest update from The Star @ 11:16:29 28Jan confirmed the DNA matched. The whole nation is waiting for water drop rock out *seoi lok sek ceot - canto* how did he die?

  2. this news was sad.. it was quite some time people talking about this liao~