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Four in a family brutally murdered in Sibu

THIS was not what I wanted to highlight as my first post for 2012.

It is so sad to learn that four family members have been brutally murdered in Sibu. Two of them were children!

How anyone could attack a seven-year-old girl and her 10-year-old brother to death is beyond us all as human beings.

The girl, Amy Ling, and brother David, were found dead in different places at their house in RTM Road.

Their eight-year-old brother is currently in Sibu Hospital’s intensive care unit with severe head injuries. A previous report from Bernama had claimed the boy died. I do apologise for the incorrect reporting and call upon everyone to pray for this poor child.

Also murdered were the children’s 36-year-old father — a timber and shipping businessman — identified as Ling Tock Hock and their 76-year-old grandmother Leong Nyuk Lan.

Ling’s wife — 28-year-old China national — Li Xiao Lan apparently managed to escape through a window on the first floor.

Sibu police chief ACP Shafie Ismail said it is believed that the family was attacked with both blunt and sharp objects by more than one person.

This is a devastating and horrific crime and the police must act swiftly to ensure justice is served.

Terror must not be allowed to reign in Sibu!

Let’s pray for the family and hope those left behind can one day rebuild their lives.

The report from The Borneo Post:

Four members of family murdered, one in critical condition

SIBU: Four members of a family were brutally murdered here at about 7 am today.

Sibu Police Chief ACO Shafie Ismail said a 36-year-old businessman, his 80-year-old mother, his two children aged eight to ten were brutally attacked. The third child at press time is in ICU, Sibu Hospital. The four were found dead in their house at Lane 13B1, RTM Road here.

The police believed they were attacked with blunt and sharp objects by more than one person.

Sarawak Police deputy commissioner Datuk Law Heng Soon said the dead have been identified as businessman Ling Tong Hock, 36, his mother Leong Nyuk Lan, 76, son David Ling Chei Qi, 10, and daughter Amy Ling Zi Jiun, seven.  Tong Hock’s son Kelvin Ling Chei You, eight, is gravely injured on the head.

Law said Tong Hock’s wife, Li Xiao Lan, 28, fled unharmed through a window to a neighbour’s house after she heard a commotion downstairs and some people trying to kick down the bedroom door of the house.

He appealed to eye-witnesses to come forward to help the police and asked the media not to make any speculation which can hamper investigations.

The report from The Star:

Businessman and three members of his family murdered in Sibu


SIBU: Four members of a family were brutally murdered and another seriously injured in their double storey terrace house at 1H Lorong RTM13B, about 5km from here, about 7.30am on Tuesday.

Police have identified the victims as Ling Tong Hock, 36; his son David Ling Chei Qi, 10; daughter Amy Ling Zi Jiun, 7; and his 76-year-old mother Leong Nyuk Lan.

Tong Hock’s eight-year-old son Kelvin Ling Chei You, who was seriously injured in the attack, has been warded in the Intensive Care Unit of the Sibu Hospital.

All the victims sustained serious head injuries, believed to be caused by a hard object. Tong Hock and his mother were also slashed on their throats while Kelvin had a slash wound at the back of his neck. No weapon was found at the scene.

Tong Hock was a businessman involved in shipping and the trading of timber slabs.

Sibu police chief ACP Shafie Ismail said police believe robbery was not the motive of the murders as initial investigations revealed no valuables were stolen.

“We believe there was more than one assailant. We have taken the CCTV footage from the house and hope it could be useful in our investigation,” he added.

Tong Hock’s was found in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor together with his mother. The body of Amy, who shared a room with her grandmother, was found in the bedroom beside the kitchen.

David’s body was found in a room on the first floor.

The children were from Ling’s first marriage.

Ling’s second wife, 28 year-old Li Xiao Lan, who is a Chinese national, escaped unhurt through a window of the master bedroom on the first floor.



7 thoughts on “Four in a family brutally murdered in Sibu

  1. What happened?? the story is not that clear enuf..

    Posted by Datuk Seri | January 5, 2012, 15:44
  2. Hate it. I’d say becareful of marrying wives from china.. never knew wat they are really up to. Heartbreaking news.

    Posted by MizzMore | January 5, 2012, 09:38
  3. This is too much, the murderer should not be let loose. From the picture it seems like a teres house, there should be a lot of witness during that time.

    Posted by Marcus | January 3, 2012, 16:22
  4. Not a good start to 2012 for Sibu.

    Posted by rimau atas kerusi | January 3, 2012, 14:54
    • I heard about the bad news from my family in Sibu, we were totally shocked and devastated,especially when there are children and elderly involved in the murder.

      I hope the authorities will solve the case fairly and promptly. I don’t think we should be biased against the Chinese wife, she was probably just lucky enough to escape from the tragedy. Anyway, everybody is innocent until proven guilty.

      I am thinking of little Kelvin who is fighting for his life in the hospital, very gloomy path ahead…………. even if he survives, I can’t imagine the reality he has to face when he wakes up. I hope he makes a good recovery and reunites with his mother, I presume she is with him now.

      My heart goes out to the family and friends of those are involved……………..

      Posted by grace | January 6, 2012, 05:43
      • Yes Grace, the nationality of the person(s) involved is not of concern. As long as justice is served fairly.

        Indeed all our thoughts and prayers are with Kelvin and those left behind.

        Posted by Parochial Sarawakian | January 6, 2012, 07:57

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