In a funeral held on January 16 in Selangor, Malaysia, a man reportedly buried his father in a glass-topped coffin with RM30,000 (US$7,630).
The photos which has long gone viral, shows stacks of RM50 notes covering the dead man’s body in the glass-topped coffin, in the funeral ceremony held in southern part of Selangor, near Kuala Lumpur. However the location of the cemetry was not given to avoid theft.
Here are photos below;
Recall that in 2016, Nigerian billionaire, Emeka Offor, Chairman of Chrome Group of Companies, in a display of his wealth, has buried his father in a N15m gold casket.
his extravagance was met with widespread condemnation online, as many questioned the act, terming it to be wasteful.
Giving a reaction in a Facebook comment, a user named Gabriel Omonhinmin wrote, “Don’t you think Emeka Offor’s father, Benneth would have been much happier in his grave if this money was given as a revolving loan to some youths in that community?”
Another user with the name, Manu Vice Mike wrote, “No matter d amount of tin u did to a died man is nothing but a waste cus he doesn’t know that a gasket worthy of millions went to grave with him , so he should bury his dad on a humanitarian ground nd not for publication.. so those of u who r planning to give ur dad an extravagant bury should covert it to him with an extravagant life Style wen he’s still alive rather than expensive gasket as it is not going to make any difference with those buried wit normal gasket.”
While Offor might have felt that he was honoring his late father by burying him in an expensive casket, many Nigerians who are currently affected by the economic recession will have an issue fathoming why such investment was made on a dead person.