21 Mar '11, 5pm

M'sian who survived quake & tsunami tells his story

M'sian who survived quake & tsunami tells his story

KUALA LUMPUR : The story of a young Malaysian who survived the earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, Japan has captured the hearts of many Malaysians. Paul Tiong Lee Foong, an engineering cadet, was stranded at Sendai port when the tsunami struck. The Sarawakian was reunited with his family over the weekend. He had gone missing a week ago after he was left behind by his crew members in Sendai, but was found alive and well. He returned home to tell his story. The 24 year old was doing his internship on board a cargo ship in Japan. It was his first time away from home. He recounted the nerve-wrecking experience upon his return home. Paul Tiong, a marine engineering student, said: "I was caught in the tsunami - I was lucky to be safe and still alive." On March 11, hours before the tsunami struck, Paul's ship had docked at Sendai port. He and two other Chinese shipmates decided to...

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