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Monday October 21, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday October 21, 2013 MYT 7:08:31 AM
Cyclists gathering at the corner of Beach Street and Downing Street to organise a search for Phang.
GEORGE TOWN: About 400 cyclists yesterday scoured George Town, Butterworth and Bukit Mertajam, searching for an 80-year-old Alzheimer’s patient who is believed to be wandering aimlessly in Penang.
They pinned posters of Phang Ah Bah @ Phang Ah Boo on their backs and on their bicycles as they patrolled the streets to look out for him.
They broke into groups covering different areas. They also distributed posters to passers-by.
Joining in the search were seven members of the Voluntary Patrol Scheme on their motorcycles.
Since visiting his wife at the Loh Guan Lye Hospital on Oct 7, Phang has not returned home.
His daughter Jessica Phang, 50, said she visited the hospital together with her father and while she was tending to her mother, he walked out of the building.
A taxi driver had reported that he had driven Phang from the island to Bukit Mertajam on the day he went missing.
“My father could not remember where our house was. The taxi driver tried to drop him off at a coffee shop but the shop owner refused to take responsibility,” Jessica said.
“The shop owner suggested that the driver take my father back to the island, so he did. The driver then decided to hand my father to the Sungai Nibong police station but he walked out and disappeared again.”
Anyone with information on Phang’s whereabouts can contact 012-423-9312 (Chen Ping), 012-487-9879 (KB Lim) or 012-467-9038 (Lee Fang).
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