Peter Chong to give full cooperation to police investigation

Apr 20, 2017
Peter Chong went missing on Thursday, April 6 and managed to return safely to Malaysia last Sunday, April 16.

Activist Peter Chong has promised to give his full cooperation to the Malaysian and Thailand police investigating his alleged abduction case.

The former Petaling Jaya City councillor also plans to lodge a report on his abduction at the Thailand Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and later in Hatyai if needed.

He said he could not lodge a police report at Pattaya police station previously as a police officer there told him that he had to lodge the report at Hat Yai where the alleged abduction took place.

In his statement uploaded on his Facebook account, Chong also appreciated a Malaysian embassy officer in Bangkok and two Thai police officers in Pattaya, who had arranged for his return to Malaysia.

He also expressed appreciation to the police professionalism in handling his missing person case as he apologised to his family, relatives and friends for the distress caused by his “disappearance”.

He said the Malaysian police were helpful in assisting him when he arrived at KLIA where he recorded a statement to an investigating officer.

Chong went missing on April 6, in the wake of the alleged abduction of fellow activist, Pastor Raymond Koh.

His family lodged a police report the next day.

About a week before he disappeared, Chong left a cryptic post on his Facebook page, which raised fears for his safety.

He safely returned to the country on Sunday, claiming that he was abducted in Hat Yai during a trip to Thailand to meet a source who claimed to have information on the whereabouts of Koh.