M'sian man, 47, who passed away in S'pore worked for Certis Cisco, next-of-kin sought to collect body

A public appeal for help.

Belmont Lay | November 06, 2020, 12:13 AM

A man from Ipoh, Malaysia, passed away in Singapore recently and his family members are being sought to inform them of his passing and to collect his body.

Multiple appeals have since been out up on social media calling for the public to spread the word about the unfortunate incident in hopes that the deceased man's family in Malaysia can be reached.

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According to the appeals, the deceased, Lim Jee Meng, 47, was from Ipoh, Perak.

He was working for Certis Cisco Security Pte Ltd in Singapore.

Lim passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, due to liver failure.

The appeal for information has been shared to various groups online, including the Malaysia-Singapore Border Crossers Facebook page.

The residence shown on the deceased's Malaysian identity card is located in Ipoh.

The appeal said his company and colleagues have been unable to contact his next-of-kin.

Certis Cisco statement

Certis Cisco Security has since issued a statement:

We are deeply saddened by the passing of one of our officers. Since his demise, we immediately called his listed emergency contact in our records. Unfortunately, we are still unable to contact his family. We have also reached out to the High Commission of Malaysia for assistance, and are continuing with our efforts.

We would like to clarify that Certis did not publish the deceased’s personal details on any media or social media platforms out of respect to our officer and his loved ones.

Our immediate priority now is to be able to connect with his family as quickly as possible. Certis is committed to providing our full support to one of ours and to be able to offer our condolences to his family during this difficult time.