Family Fears For Missing 22-Year-Old Malaysian In Chiang Rai As Thai Cops Launch Search
A 22-year-old Malaysian has been reported missing in Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand since last Thursday, 1 June
According to The Bangkok Post, Angie Chong Sum Yee had flown in to Chiang Mai last Monday, 29 May, alone.
Chong's family did not know of her purpose for visiting Thailand, Harian Metro reported her brother as saying.
However, she remained in touch with them until 10.30am on Thursday, when she last sent them photos of herself travelling 250km to the northernmost district of Mae Sai in Chiang Rai province.
Chong's mother, Chee Choy Wen, fears her daughter may be in danger due to her last reported location
According to The Star, Mae Sai is close to the neighbouring town of Tachilek in Myanmar, where incidents of human trafficking have been reported previously.
Chee had put out a Facebook post on 2 June, 24 hours after last hearing from her daughter, to ask for the public's help to find Chong.
"My daughter has been missing for 24 hours in Thailand. Please help share this. Thank you, everyone," wrote the mother.
The post has been shared over 14,000 times.
Chong was purportedly last seen on closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage leaving a hotel lobby with another woman on a motorcycle
There was no evidence of coercion or force being used.
The surveillance footage released by Thai media shows Chong seemingly waiting for the woman while sitting on a sofa and using her mobile phone in the hotel lobby.
It then shows Chong talking and walking with the woman, who helped carry her luggage, before they left together.
The Thai authorities, including the immigration and tourist police, have launched a search for the missing Malaysian.
The police have also contacted Myanmar officials to check security camera recordings to see if the young Malaysian woman had crossed the border to Tachilek.
If you have any information regarding Chong's whereabouts, do contact her family at +6014-3282626.
The CCTV footage of Chong at a hotel lobby can be seen in the video below from the 1.17-minute mark: