[UPDATE] The 68-Year-Old Uncle Whose Missing Children Could Not Be Found Has Passed Away

Uncle Khoo, as he is known, has been hospitalised for suspected lung cancer.

UPDATE: Uncle Khoo passed away peacefully on 1 September

As of writing, there are not updates on the whereabouts of his children.

The wake service for Uncle Khoo will be held on 2 September at the Ipoh Memorial Park (Hume Street). The address is 75, Jalan Masjid, Taman Jubilee, Ipoh.

Uncle Khoo, known for the Authentic Creation Sdn Bhd otak-otak stall in Ipoh, was hospitalised and volunteers were looking for his children

Khoo making otak-otak.

Image via Khoo Lian Choon/Facebook

According to Ipoh Echo, Khoo Lian Choon - also known as Peter Khoo or Uncle Khoo - had over 16 years experience making otak-otak from scratch. His stall received customers from all over Southeast Asia and even Australia.

Khoo was reportedly bedridden for two months in his own home before neighbours found him and contacted the Pasir Pinji Community Building Centre.

Authorities were seeking help to contact Uncle Khoo's unidentified children

Pasir Pinji state assemblyman and Perak Youth, Sports and Human Development EXCO chairman Howard Lee Chuan How said his team has tried to reach Khoo's family through his phone, Facebook profile, and neighbours with no luck.

Howard Lee Chuan How.

Image via Farhan Najib/Malay Mail

It is believed that Khoo had one son and one daughter who had migrated out of the country, although their current location is unknown.

Officials at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, where Khoo is located, suspected that Khoo had lung cancer which then spread to the brain.

Uncle Khoo's family was needed to make decisions on the next course of action for his treatment

Lee had asked Khoo's family members to contact him at the Pasir Pinji Community Building Centre number, which is +6016-4509602.

Meanwhile, a Facebook post and WhatsApp message that circulated about Uncle Khoo contained inaccurate information, according to Mr Lai who was listed in the post

One of the widely circulated Facebook posts about Khoo.

Image via Facebook

When contacted by SAYS, Mr Lai confirmed that all information should be forwarded to the Pasir Pinji Community Building Centre number.

Mr Lai, who said he was merely a volunteer to Lee, also mentioned that the message being circulated contains inaccurate information and asked the public to update themselves with information from Lee's official channels of communication.

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