Labuan Contractor Who Came To Buy Spare Parts In Inanam Goes Missing

Tan Sui Ping

KOTA KINABALU: The family of Labuan contractor, Tan Sui Ping are frantic, following the recovery of his white Toyota Hilux abandoned at a village in Inanam, near here.

The 42-year-old man has not been in contact with them since Wednesday while a ‘missing person’ police report was lodged the following day.

And on Friday, Tan’s four-wheel-drive vehicle was found near an illegal dump, with his personal documents found scattered outside.

It is understood that police had brought in a K-9 unit in the search for Tan.

Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm M. Chandra said investigations are being carried out and a search for the man is under way.

Tan’ son, who made an impassioned plea over social media asking people to help looking out for his missing dad, said:

The Hilux vehicle was found abandoned at a village outside Inanam on Friday morning. Tan’s documents were found scattered outside. – Photo credit BorneoToday reader

“The discovery of his abandoned vehicle is also worrying. He would not leave his car abandoned and throw documents out of it.

“There was never a time we could not reach him when he left Labuan for work and other matters.”

Andy said they lost contact with him at noon Wednesday after he reached Kota Kinabalu. He said his dad came to the state capital to buy some spare parts.

“We’re very worried about our father’s safety,” he said, adding his father had also never gone missing before this.