Friday, February 6, 2009

Markus Ng: A True Anak Bangsa Malaysia At Heart...

Markus Ng was a fine young man who came and walked with us during our 7th Candlelight Vigil. And since then, He has been a regular figure among us because He shared Our Cause and Our Vision for One Nationhood beyond Race and Religion.

Markus In Happy Mood Among Anak Bangsa Malaysia

Markus Listening With Deep Attention

Markus Among His Close Friends

Probably One Of Our Last Stand Together
And on 4th February 2009, he was taken from us to be in The Grace of God. He shall be sadly missed but his legacy shall lives on...

Something that he left behind here ... reflects alot about him.

O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger

or discipline me in your wrath.

For your arrows have pierced me,
and your hand has come down upon me.

Because of your wrath there is no health in my body;
my bones have no soundness because of my sin.

My guilt has overwhelmed me
like a burden too heavy to bear.

My wounds fester and are loathsome
because of my sinful folly.

I am bowed down and brought very low;
all day long I go about mourning.

My back is filled with searing pain;
there is no health in my body.

I am feeble and utterly crushed;
I groan in anguish of heart.

All my longings lie open before you, O Lord;
my sighing is not hidden from you.

My heart pounds, my strength fails me;
even the light has gone from my eyes.

I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear,
like a mute, who cannot open his mouth;

I have become like a man who does not hear,
whose mouth can offer no reply.

I wait for you, O LORD;
you will answer, O Lord my God.

For I am about to fall,
and my pain is ever with me.

I confess my iniquity;
I am troubled by my sin.

O LORD, do not forsake me;
be not far from me, O my God.

Come quickly to help me,
O Lord my Savior.

Message from Markus’ family [February 5th, 2009]
To all of Markus’ friends and extended family:
Thank you all so much for the support shown to the family and all the heart-warming tributes to Markus. The family is truly touched by all the messages from everyone who has come together to share stories about Markus and how he has touched your lives.
You must all be wondering what actually happened to Markus. The truth is until now, the cause of his death is still not certain. Postmortem findings were negative so far, but there are more tests to be done.
Markus started working with UNICEF in November 2008. He had been working almost non-stop in the past week, sleeping only 3-4 hours a day. He came back from the office at 3am the night before his death and was found dead on his bed the next morning. His computer was still switched on. Obviously he had continued working even after coming home.
After much discussion with doctors, our theory is that his acute stress could have caused some biochemical (electrolyte) imbalance which triggered a cardiac arrythmia (sudden disarray of heart rhythm) and cardiac arrest. The whole thing is at the biochemical level and therefore, there are no organ changes to be detected at post-mortem.
The family is still trying very hard to cope with this sudden loss. Markus was not an ordinary son, friend and person. He was a future leader who genuinely cared for the society and the country. In fact, he had been in contact with former student leaders from the UK to nurture the next generation of political leaders for the country. Markus had truly been an exceptional young man and his passing is a great loss to the family, his friends and the country.
May he rest in peace and the memory of him live on forever.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Markus Ng who was born in Malaysia on May 06, 1985. Markus passed away suddenly in his sleep in his family home in Kuala Lumpur on February 04, 2009 at the age of 23.
5th & 6th Feb 2009 at 8pm.
Gui Yuan Modern Casket,
Jalan 229, Section 51A,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
Funeral service:
Saturday, 7th Feb 2009 at 9.30am.
Rest In Peace, Our Dear Brother, Markus Ng.
More tributes and comments here and here .

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

deepest condolence to his family.

tears stream down as I read this.

sometimes, I wonder why God has to take away a good person so early.

Stay strong, Mr Ng and family.