KUALA LUMPUR: Raden Ahmad has been in a state of anxiety ever since Peter Chong, who is co-organising a talent contest to bring Muslim models to the fore, went missing last week.
“I have no idea what wrong he did. I just hope he returns safely soon,” Raden told FMT.
“I leave it to the police who are now working to trace Peter’s last movements. I am very worried about his health.”
The two friends were involved in organising the show, which is presented on the YouTube video website, with Chong acting as its marketing and presentation adviser.
They have been busy preparing for the fashion event’s gala 2017 edition, which is expected to be held in August.
Raden said he last met Chong on March 5 during a filming session to promote the Muslim Model Show, and had since then communicated with him over WhatsApp.
“Peter had planned to meet me on April 5 itself but this got cancelled because of work commitments,” he said.
“However, he had sent me a message to take good care of the models. I regret not meeting him that day.”
Chong, a former Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) councillor who had also been aide to PKR’s Subang MP Sivarasa Rasiah, was last seen by his family on April 5 before he left their house on Persiaran Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur.
On March 31, he recounted in a posting on Facebook being accosted by a stranger on a motorbike who told him to be careful as “nowadays a lot of people have suddenly disappeared”.
His son, Darryl, lodged a police report on Saturday night after attempts to contact him failed.
His disappearance comes in the wake of four other activists who have gone missing since November. They are Pastor Raymond Koh, Perlis Hope activist Amri Che Mat, Pastor Joshua Hilmy and his wife, Ruth.
The authorities have not been able to shed light on their whereabouts or who their abductors may be.