Fam­ily of slain man lodges for­mal com­plaint at In­done­sian con­sulate

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KUCH­ING: Fam­ily mem­bers of the late Chung Soon Teck, who was al­legedly killed by In­done­sian police, have lodged a for­mal com­plaint at the In­done­sian con­sulate here yes­ter­day.

A closed- door meet­ing was held be­tween rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the con­sulate and the de­ceased’s fam­ily mem­bers, who had ear­lier claimed Chung’s body at the Sarawak Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal (SGH) mor­tu­ary.

A state­ment is­sued by the fam­ily said they were in­structed to lodge a com­plaint at the con­sulate here af­ter they were de­nied ac­cess to Chung’s post-mortem re­port in Pon­tianak, In­done­sia.

Prior to his death, 48-year- old Chung and three other friends were ar­rested at the In­done­sian check­point for al­leged in­volve­ment in drug smug­gling.

How­ever, the three friends were re­leased on the same night by the author­i­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, the In­done­sian author­i­ties claimed they were forced to shoot Chung – killing him – af­ter he be­gan act­ing ag­gres­sively while be­ing trans­ported to Pon­tianak through the En­tikong bor­der.

Chung’s fam­ily mem­bers gather in front of the In­done­sian con­sulate in Kuch­ing be­fore lodg­ing their com­plaint yes­ter­day. – Photo by Kong Jun Li­ung

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