Police still looking for activist Peter Chong in Thailand


PUTRAJAYA: Police have not given up their search for missing activist Peter Chong, who is believed to be in Thailand, says Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar.

At the moment, police have neither received any update from Thai authorities nor heard anything from Chong.

“There has been no response from him (Chong). He hasn’t contacted his son, who is worried about his father.

“I think he should contact his son. He shouldn’t have gone there just like that, without informing anyone,” he told reporters when met at Dorsett Hotel here today

Yesterday, Khalid said police had evidence Chong crossed the border at the Bukit Kayu Hitam immigration checkpoint into Thailand around 6.30am on April 7. He said there was no record of Chong’s return to Malaysia.

Bukit Kayu Hitam is a town in Kedah.

Chong, who is the former aide to PKR’s Subang MP R Sivarasa, is believed to have disappeared about a week after he was confronted by a stranger who told the activist to exercise caution as people often disappeared without a trace.

Chong later posted a message about this strange encounter on Facebook.

Following his disappearance, Chong’s son, Darryl, lodged a police report on April 8 after attempts to contact him failed.

A task force was subsequently formed to look into Chong’s disappearance.