GEORGE TOWN, Jul 24 – Puan Sri Chui Kah Peng, wife of former Penang chief minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, passed away peacefully at Gleneagles Medical Centre ward room on 1am this morning due to cancer. Chui, 65, was surrounded by family members when she took her last breath at hospital.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak via his Twitter account had offered his deepest condolences as he wrote: “Received sad news on the passing of Puan Sri Chui Kah Peng. My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to Tan Sri Koh Tsu Koon & family.”
Besides Najib, State Gerakan acting chairman Oh Tong Keong had offered his deepest condolences and said Gerakan had lost such a great icon, a soul loved by many, while Penang Gerakan Legal bureau chief Datuk Baljit Singh said the party lost a very caring personality, who did so much for the needy. He said: “May the soul rest in peace.”
Koh, who was at their family home was seen calm and had thanked everyone for their messages. Chui’s remains had been taken to their family residence at Halaman Cantonment, Pulau Tikus here today for a religious ceremony and for the public to convey their last respects. Chui’s funeral will be held on Thursday (July 28). Koh and Chui have a son, Koh Yu Cheng and a daughter, Koh Yu Jun.