PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur police have set up a task force to look into the disappearance of social activist Peter Chong, who went missing on April 5.
KL police chief Amar Singh said the task force was formed after the police report was lodged by the family.
“Yes, we have set up a task force. It was set up almost immediately after the police report was lodged,” he said, adding that Bukit Aman was also involved in the probe.
Amar said the task force was to look at the case “from all angles on the reasons why he disappeared”.
He also told FMT the police report was lodged after 48 hours instead of the usual 24 hours for a missing person as Chong did not return home frequently.
Chong’s son, Darryl, lodged a police report on his father’s disappearance on April 8 after attempts to contact him failed. Chong’s case is classified as a missing person’s report.
Chong was said to have disappeared after he was confronted by a stranger who remarked that he had been seen at a vigil for Pastor Raymond Koh, who has been missing since Feb 13.
On March 31, Chong wrote of the “strange experience” in a Facebook post. He said he was approached by a stranger while walking to a stall he frequented for breakfast who warned him that people often disappeared without a trace and telling him to exercise caution.
According to CCTV footage, Koh was abducted by a group of seemingly well-trained men who stopped his silver Honda Accord along Jalan SS4B/10.
Selangor police had also set up a special task force to investigate Koh’s abduction but so far there has been no progress.
Chong served as a councillor with the PJ City Council, from 2014 to 2015. He was also a former aide to PKR’s Subang MP R Sivarasa.
The 54-year-old activist was last seen leaving his house at Persiaran Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, on April 5.