Ex-MBPJ councillor goes missing after 'strange' Facebook post

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  • Sunday, 09 Apr 2017

PETALING JAYA: A former city councillor is feared to have gone missing after he posted an update on his Facebook page about a strange encounter with an unnamed man more than a week ago.

Peter Chong (pic), who served as a personal assistant to Subang MP R. Sivarasa for a few years until 2015, has been reportedly missing for several days. He was also a former Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) councillor.

It is learnt that his family lodged a police report on his disappearance Saturday.

When contacted, Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Sukri Kaman confirmed that police received a report on Chong's disappearance.

News of his disappearance was widely spread on social media as Chong had posted a "strange" Facebook status on March 31, less than two weeks before his disappearance.

"Strange experience this morning. I was walking for my breakfast at my usual warung. A young motorcyclist rode up, and asked if I live around the area, I asked him back, why?" the social activist wrote.

"He said he recognised me, that I like to go for protests and candlelight vigils. I asked where is he from? I was a little worried and looked around but there were no one else around," he said.

"He said he sokong (supports) what I do. He said tapi "mahu hati-hati".. sekarang banyak orang tiba-tiba hilang. Mereka semua tahu mana orang tinggal. (You should be careful. Nowadays, there are many cases of people going missing. They know where people live)," he said.

"I asked, mereka itu siapa (who are they)? He just said, pandai-pandai la...(just be smart) ....take care boss.. and rode away. Now, is this strange?" he wrote.

Chong said that the stranger's words were "advisory" as such with no clear element of "ugutan" (threat).

"I cannot see any reason to make a report except for record purposes. Have checked with police friends who rightly says it's my right to report for record but do not expect any action to be taken unless there is a string of similar reports from others," he said.

From information on his Facebook page, Chong had attended prayer gatherings for pastor Raymond Koh who has been missing for nearly two months.

The 62-year-old Koh was abducted on Feb 13 at Jalan SS4B/10, Petaling Jaya. He left his house around 10am and was driving to a friend's house in Kelana Jaya.

CCTV footage believed to be of the incident has surfaced, showing at least 15 men and three black SUVs involved in the abduction.

A part-time Uber driver has since been arrested and charged with extorting RM30,000 from the missing pastor's son to secure his father's release.

Investigations into the case of Koh indicate that his abduction may have been connected to his attempt to spread Christianity in northern Malaysia.

It is learnt that a police report was lodged by a few individuals alleging that Koh and two others went to Kangar, Perlis, on Jan 19 and Jan 20 to influence a group of youths to convert to Christianity.
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