Chin Refugee Woman Hit to Death by Car in Malaysia
28 June 2012: Chin refugee woman Ma Seaung Koe, 22, died on the scene after being hit by a car in Kajang town in Selangor, about 13 miles away from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia around 9:30 pm last Monday.
The incident took place while the 22-year-old Khumi Chin, originally from Karameik village in Paletwa Township, Chin State, Burma, was crossing the road with her husband, Aih Aung Than, on their way home from shopping at night.
The Khumi Chin community in Malaysia sent their deep sympathies and condolences to husband Aih Aung Than and her family as well as relatives, who in remote parts of Chin State might not have received news about Seaung Koe’s untimely death.
Her body was first taken by the Malaysian police and kept in a mortuary at a local hospital in the region in Malaysia, according to the Khumi Media Group (KMG).
Ko Lwin Lwin, Coordinator of Paletwa Khumi Community in Malaysia, said a funeral service was held at the Sungai Buloh cemetery on Tuesday with over 40 Khumi Chin refugees.
It is estimated that there are about 800 Khumi Chin refugees currently stranded in Malaysia.
Reporting by Peter Lu