Joint police effort to locate lost M’sian

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman says a joint effort to track down a missing Malaysian, Chong Sum Yee, is underway.“Thailand’s police are in the midst of tracking down the woman with the help of Interpol and our police force.

“Myanmar police and other agencies in Thailand are also cooperating in search efforts,” said police force secretary Deputy Comm Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin in a statement.

Chong, 22, flew to Chiang Mai on May 29 and travelled 250km to the northernmost district of Mae Sai in Chiang Rai province.

The place is located close to the town of Tachilek in Myanmar, where incidents of human trafficking have been reported.

Chong remained in touch with her family while in Thailand and last communicated with them at 10.30am (local time) on June 1.

According to CCTV footage obtained from a hotel, a young woman who bore a resemblance to Chong was captured sitting in the hotel lobby.

Subsequently, another woman arrived, and they both left the hotel on a motorcycle.

According to the statement, the CCTV footage did not show any evidence that any coercion or force was used.

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