M’sian man, 36 & pregnant wife, 30, die in accident on the way to S’pore, leave behind son, 2

Local police say they self-skidded, but their family disagrees and hopes witnesses will come forward.

Kerr Puay Hian | March 17, 2023, 06:05 PM

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A Malaysian couple was killed in an accident at Tuas Second Link on Thursday (Mar. 16) morning while on their way to Singapore.

According to Shin Min Daily News, 36-year-old Low Kim Cheong and his wife, 30-year-old Tan Lay Ru, were riding a motorcycle when the accident occurred around 7am.

Three lives lost

Tan’s elder sister told Shin Min that the couple had been working in Singapore for many years and were on their way to Singapore.

"When I received the call from the mortuary, I thought it was a scammer," Tan's sister recalled.

"We just couldn't believe she had left us so suddenly."

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She said they had been married since 2018 and have a two-year-old son.

Image via Shin Min News Daily

“She’s also six months pregnant,” Tan’s sister added.

Local police said they skidded, family disagrees

Photos uploaded to Facebook showed that one of them was found lying face down on the road, while the other was perched on the crash barrier.

In response to media queries, Iskandar Puteri district police chief ACP Rahmat Ariffin said they believed the accident involved a single vehicle.

He said investigations showed that the motorcycle had skidded by itself.

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According to Shin Min's source, the investigators had come to the conclusion based on the marks left on the road barrier.

Hopes witnesses come forward with footage

The couple’s family is appealing for witnesses to come forward with footage as they disagreed with the local police’s conclusions.

Tan’s sister claimed that people saw a “grey-coloured Malaysian-made car” knock the couple down before fleeing the scene.

Couple wanted children to study in Singapore

Shin Min also interviewed Tan’s boss in Singapore, who said she was a very hardworking employee and had never been late for work.

“I find it weird that she never told me anything when she didn’t show up for work. Her husband also didn’t pick up my calls. I found out what happened when her sister called me later,” Tan’s boss said.

He revealed that Tan had told him she was considering furthering her studies here and wanted to apply for permanent residency.

"She was so hopeful for her unborn baby," Tan's boss recalled. "She was looking forward to having her children study here."

Top image via Shin Min Daily News & Facebook David Kua