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Lawyer and family find closure over missing dad Print E-mail
Monday, 19 October 2015

9he Star

YONG PENG: Fifteen years after his fatherís disappearance, lawyer Datuk Roger Tan and his family have finally found some form of closure following the final rites conducted for his father and mother.

Tanís father, Tan Sue Yong, who would have been 98 this year, had been missing since May 23, 2000, after a walkabout near here.

Tan said it was his motherís last wish that the last rites for his father were to be conducted along with hers.

His mother Swee Mei died peacefully on Oct 14 at the age of 90.

ďIt is a form of closure for us all following my dadís disappearance some 15 years ago,Ē he told The Star at the funeral here yesterday.

His father was symbolically bu≠ried in a tomb beside his mo≠therís remains at the Foo Chow Chinese cemetery following Buddhist burial rites.

The couple left behind two sons, five daughters, nine grandsons, eight granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren.

It was reported in The Star that the elder Tan, who suffered from Alzheimerís and dementia, went missing after the walk.

He kept active and would often wander off into the jungle, as he formerly worked in the rubber estates.

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