Penang hit-and-run victim cremated today

MOHAMED BASYIR

GEORGE TOWN: A 58-year-old woman who was killed by a hit-and-run motorcyclist at Jalan Burma here on Thursday – the video of which went viral on social media and outraged netizens – was cremated at Mount Erskine Cantonese Cemetery today.

Foo Swee Wah’s wake was held beginning Friday at the Kwangtung and Tengchow Association Funeral Parlour, where relatives and friends paid their last respects.

About 100 of Foo’s loved ones attended her Christian funeral today, with many clad in white shirts.

In his eulogy, Foo's 29-year-old son said that motorists should be extra careful while on the road.

"Such a tragic incident should never happen again," he said.

Foo was rammed into by a speeding motorcyclist while she was traversing the road at Jalan Burma’s zebra crossing at about 1.20pm on Thursday.

She died about ten hours later at the Penang Hospital.

The motorcyclist, Nazri Che Lah, 44, who had sped on after the collision without even looking back, was tracked down and arrested.

He claimed trial today to the offence.

The case is being investigated under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act for reckless driving resulting in death.