Hundreds of people paid their respects to social activist, Irene Ong Ai Sam, who was stabbed to death on Saturday in Bukit Gasing. Her loved ones that included her relatives, friends, colleagues, and neighbors, gathered to bid farewell, to the women whose smile could light up an entire room.
“My mother was always active in charity and social work, even in our primary and secondary schools. Whether it was the Parent-Teacher Association or the Petaling Jaya Evangelical Free Church, my mother gave her time freely”, said her older daughter, Hui Ying who led the tributes yesterday in Gui Yan Crematorium, Petaling Jaya.
Hui Ying’s younger sister, Hui Wei also posted a very heartfelt blogpost about the incident called “My Mother, My Hero”.
My mum’s last words to me were “I love you so much” dying there, on the road. I watched it all. I watched it all slip out of my hands. Now my life feels so empty. I keep thinking to myself that this is all a dream. Maybe I’d wake up and be able to avoid this from happening. Maybe if someone pinched me I’d wake up from this nightmare. But this is reality, and I have to face the facts. I have to face the fact that I’m alone now. I have to face the sounds of crying and wailing from the other room. I have to face the facts that I’m going to grow up motherless, clueless and confused. It won’t be easy, but I will get through this.”
Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Tun Hisah Tun Hamzah has confirmed that four people have been arrested in connection to the murder of Madam Ong Ai Sam, and the suspects are between ages 16 to 18. The suspects were detained by police at Flat Sri Median and Flat Bukit Gasing Indian between 1am and 3am on Tuesday.