Singapore Free Press 1934.06.05 -03
Mystery surrounds the death which took place on May 29 of a 22-year-old Hokkien of Sungei Rambei, near Jasin.
Suspicion that the death was due to poisoning was later aroused, and inquiries by the authorities were started.
A sensation was created when the deceased’s remains, which had been interred four days, were exhumed from a Merlimau cemetery in the presence of the Coroner, the A.M.O., and the police from Jasin, at five o’clock yesterday.
There was an echo of the incident in the Jasin police court yesterday when a Sungei Rambei Chinese was produced before Mr. E. C. G. Barret on a charge of offering an illegal gratification of $30 to a Malacca detective. This detective, it appears, was investigating the death at Sungei Rambei.