A 39-YEAR-OLD Malaysian woman was murdered and her body cemented into a wall at a friend's house in Brunei. Voon Su Ching, who was dealing in car wash and repair businesses in Bandar Seri Begawan, had gone there to keep an eye on the bungalow for the owner, who went back home for Chinese New Year. She was given a set of keys to the premises.
When the owner returned on Sunday night, she spotted the 3m-high strange cement slab in the garden with a stench coming from it. She lodged a police report the next day, leading to the recovery of the body–five days after Voon went missing last Wednesday.
It is believed that the murderer had covered Voon's body with zinc sheets before pouring cement on her.
Police have detained a man, in his 40s, to assist in investigations. He was spotted sending two trucks of cement to the crime scene.
Police have yet to ascertain the motive of the murder.
It was rumoured that Voon had an affair with a professor and had taken him to meet her friends recently.
Friends described Voon as a very cheerful and friendly person, who loved to joke with them.
A source said Voon's husband identified his wife's body from her ring and bracelet.