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By Lian Cheng and Karen Bong
KUCHING, March 15: The mother of missing child Eric Chang, Dynasty Chang, made an appearance at the Muara Tebas pier to offer her prayers, calling for her son to “come home.”
Dynasty was accompanied by her husband when she visited the pier at about 4.50pm today, holding several pieces of paper with children’s writings and drawings as well as a piece of joss paper.
The four-year-old boy has been missing since March 9, and police have reclassified the case from a missing persons report to a suspected murder. His babysitter is currently under police remand.
Dynasty’s husband was also seen carrying a plastic bag filled with fruits as they made their way to the edge of the pier to conduct the prayer ritual.
When approached by the media, she pleaded for them to “not disturb the ritual”.
“Please don’t disturb us or it will not work and he will not come back,” she said.
She refused to divulge more when pressed further.
The couple went to the end of the pier which was about 50 meters away from the seafood restaurant right beside it.
Facing outward towards the sea, she was seen holding the joss paper high over her head.
After that, they were seen walking down the stairs leading the sea to let go of the joss paper and the rest of the pieces of paper, believed to be Eric’s.
Then they came up and walked towards the edge of the pier, where they both knelt down and prayed.
The whole ritual took about 10 minutes, after which they made their way back and were escorted away in a police car. — DayakDaily