KARAK – No matter how tough or painful it is for Chen Farn Sern now, life must go on for him despite losing two people he loves the most.
Chen said he had to be strong because he still had to take care of his wife’s family.
“This is my biggest responsibility now. I will take good care of them as I always do and this is a promise I made to my wife,” said the 28-year-old real estate agent.
His 23-year-old wife Choo Khai Lun, who was suffering from depression, fell to her death with their three-year-old son Chen Zhi Shen at their apartment block in Kuala Lumpur on National Day.
They were cremated on Friday.
Chen said he would want to meet his wife again in their next lives and continue their unfinished love story.
“I will take her to be my wife again and Zhi Shen will become our son,” he said.
Yesterday, Bentong MP Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai visited Chen at Choo’s family home here.
“Khai Lun was a very cheerful person until she had this sickness,” Choo’s grandfather, Chui Yoke Chun, 72, told Liow.
He thanked Liow for taking the effort to console them.
Liow, who is also MCA president, urged people to take mental health issues seriously.
“Depression, for example, can creep into our life unknowingly and cost the life of even innocent children,” he said.
“If you notice that your family member has depression, it is good to seek treatment fast.”
He pointed out that taking medication was not the only solution to treat the illness.
“It must come with strong family support and other more comprehensive follow-up programmes,” Liow said. – ANN