PETALING JAYA: Another real estate agent has gone missing after allegedly going to meet a prospective client on Thursday.
Tang Yong Ching, 45, from Ara Damansara here, had gone for a 5pm appointment with a housebuyer on that day and had not been seen or heard since.
His wife, Ng Mooi Ning, 42, said her husband had left their home in a silver Toyota Innova about 2.30pm.
"I only realised that my husband was missing about 8pm after he failed to pick up our 7-year-old daughter from school.
"Our eldest son called me to inform me that his sister had yet to arrive home. I tried calling my husband after that but his phone had been switched off."
She said Tang had been a real estate agent for more than six years and she only knew that he had gone to show a client a house in Ara Damansara. Ng said she lodged a police report at the Kelana Jaya police station at 10pm the same day.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Arjunaidi Mohamed said police were trying to locate the victim's whereabouts.
He urged anyone with information on the victim's whereabouts to contact the nearest police station.
Tang was the third real estate agent who had gone missing after meeting prospective clients this year.
On May 10, a 34-year-old female real estate agent was robbed by a couple who posed as "prospective clients" when she showed them an apartment in Mont Kiara.
The victim was gagged by the suspects before she was raped by the male assailant. They then escaped with her car, mobile phone, laptop and cash. She was rescued by a team of policemen the next morning after they were alerted about the incident by auxiliary policemen. The couple was nabbed by police on May 30.
Another female real estate agent, Chen Choi Mooi, 39, from Jinjang Utara, had gone to meet a prospective tenant on May 8 but did not return home. On May 9, police found her body in her car at Batu 5, Jinjang.
Chen had died of strangulation. Bruises on both her wrists showed she had been tied.