Malaysian woman missing in China after holidaying with boyfriend

Koo Huai Hong (third from left) and Soon Hock (second from left), the father and brother of Chee Wei, are seeking information on her whereabouts after she went missing in China.

KUALA LUMPUR: A woman who went on a holiday with her boyfriend to China has failed to return to Malaysia and her family is seeking information on her whereabouts.

According to 32-year-old Koo Huai Hong, his sister, Koo Chee Wei did not return to Malaysia although her boyfriend, only known as Cheong, was already back home.

Huai Hong said his family last heard from 27-year-old Chee Wei on April 19 when their mother received a missed call from her around 5.30pm.

"My sister called my mother but she could not pick up the phone as she was driving at that time. When my mother tried to call my sister, she could not contact her," he said during a press conference arranged by MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong on Monday (May 27).

Huai Hong said he was informed of Cheong's arrival back in Malaysia on May 13 from the latter's relative.

Prior to her disappearance, Huai Hong said Chee Wei, a former waitress, had regularly updated her social messaging app WeChat on her travels and had on one occasion, told her family that she planned to work in China by assisting Vietnamese nationals to work there.

Huai Hong said upon establishing contact with Cheong on Facebook, he was told that Chee Wei was nabbed in China for allegedly being involved in human trafficking activities.

"I have no evidence that my sister is involved in this. All the information we have received is from Cheong.

"We have no information because even the Foreign Ministry told us they have no information on her. So, the only (information) that I can get is from Cheong.

He added Chee Wei's last known location was in Urumqi, China on April 19, and had sought the help of the Foreign Ministry to locate her.

Huai Hong added that the family has since lodged a police report on her disappearance and against Cheong and another man, Ker, who was said to have travelled together with Chee Wei when she first left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing, China.

During the press conference, Chong noted that since January this year, his office has received eight persons who have gone "missing" abroad.

He said out of the eight persons, five were women while the rests were men.

"Six of these people have been arrested and detained overseas over cases such credit card fraud, drugs and even visa problems. There is just one case of a man where he is not able to be located at all," he said.

Chong also warned the public to be wary of people offering high salaries abroad, adding that this may be a scam.


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