Family seeks missing daughter with depression

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 22 Jan 2020

"Please come home" – that was the plea from Tee Siew Bee to her daughter, who has been missing for almost two weeks.

Tee and her husband Tan Hock Chai, 65, are asking for the public's help to bring their 38-year-old daughter home safely in time for Chinese New Year.

Tan Ai Ooi (pic) had left her father's durian stall in SS2, Petaling Jaya to grab some breakfast after assisting him before she went missing around 10.30am on Jan 9.

The family lodged a police report at the Sea Park police station on Jan 13 after failing to find her. They also sought the help of Community Policing Malaysia and Puchong Community Social and Welfare Association.

At a press conference on Tuesday (Jan 21), association chairman Liew Yew Fook said the family was very worried as Ai Ooi was diagnosed with depression eight years ago and had gone without her medication for 13 days.

She was reportedly last seen near the Sunway Pyramid shopping mall area dressed in grey shorts and a shirt.

Ai Ooi's sister, Ai Lee, 36, said this was not the first time her sister had gone missing as it had happened two years ago.

"She went missing for two weeks but we found her after receiving a phone call from a good Samaritan who located her," she said.

Community Policing Malaysia chairman Kuan Chee Heng said they were worried she might fall victim to individuals with bad intentions.

"Food stall operators and restaurant owners would be crucial in aiding this case. She left the house without her phone and any money so she would surely go to some food stalls for food. I hope that stall owners and good Samaritans will provide her some food if they see her," he said.

Those with information of Ai Ooi's whereabouts have been urged to call Kuan at 018-268 3999.

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