TRAGIC- Top skin specialist’s son believed to have been involved in love triangle
KLANG: SKIN specialist Dr Ko Chung Beng and his wife cut a forlorn picture as they grieved for their son Steven Ko Yiu Hing, 24, at the Fairy Park funeral parlour here Sunday morning.
Their son, a student at the Penang Medical College, was found sprawled on the ground floor of a shopping complex in Penang at 2am by three restaurant workers on Thursday.
He is believed to have fallen from the fourth floor of the car park where his BMW was parked.
Dr Ko, who is the founder of Ko Skin Specialist Centre, was seen crying at his son’s service at the funeral parlour and would not talk to reporters.
It was reported that Steven was in a love triangle and was depressed after deciding to end his relationship with a girl whom he had been seeing.
The girl was an ex-girlfriend of a friend and Steven decided to step aside when the friend expressed his intention to resume his relationship with the girl.
The trio had studied medicine in Ireland for two years before returning to complete their studies at the Penang Medical College.
Dr Ko, during the wake held earlier, advised parents to spend more time with their children and not pamper them too much as otherwise, they might not be able to deal with rejection.
Meanwhile, in Georgetown, police said they were looking at all angles, including relationship problems that could have led to Steven’s death.
The case had been classified as sudden death pending further investigations.
After the service, Steven’s body was taken from the funeral parlour to a crematorium in Meru. – New Straits Times