The Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has requested Malaysian authorities to investigate the death of a Filipina in a fire in Johor Bahru.
Ruby Lloren, a native of Polomolok, South Cotabato, and married to a Malaysian, died when her house was allegedly burned on Tuesday last week by a robber who had entered their house.
Her family, however, said autopsy showed that Lloren was poisoned first before being burned.
The news of her death was broken to her family by her Malaysian husband the afternoon of the same day.
Lloren’s husband was said to be not at home when the incident happened.
“The embassy, through its police attaché, has asked Malaysian police authorities for a full investigation of the tragic incident, particularly how and why Miss Lloren was ‘trapped’ inside the burning house,” a statement from the embassy said over the weekend.
Lloren had been living in Malaysia with her husband for seven years and was working in a fast-food chain.
She is also survived by her nine-year-old daughter.
Vice President Jejomar Binay has expressed grave concern over Lloren’s death.
He asked the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to exhaust all legal actions to help bring justice to her family.
“I urge the Philippine Embassy in Kuala Lumpur to exhaust all means necessary to help shed light on the death of our compatriot and, in the process, bring justice to her family,” Binay said in a statement over the weekend.
“I am saddened and gravely concerned by her death and an immediate and impartial probe is called for,” Binay added.