Missing man's family appeals for information

Mr Nelson Ng, 37, was last seen at a condominium in Kovan where he was staying with his sister Joanne Ng.
Mr Nelson Ng, 37, was last seen at a condominium in Kovan where he was staying with his sister Joanne Ng. PHOTO: NELSON NG/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A Malaysian family is appealing for information on the whereabouts of a man, who went missing in Singapore on Jan 8 at about 10am.

Mr Nelson Ng, 37, was last seen at a condominium in Kovan where he was staying with his sister Joanne Ng. He was due to go for his routine check-up at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

His brother, Mr Stanley Ng, took to Facebook to appeal for help. In a post on Jan 12, he wrote that his brother suffers from cognitive disabilities as a result of an accident three years ago.

He lives in Johor Baru but came to Singapore last week so that he could go for his check-up. But he left the house alone and went missing. His passport is not with him.

Ms Joanne Ng, who lives in Singapore, told The Straits Times: "(Nelson) comes to Singapore for cognitive remediation about once every four months.

"I was supposed to take him to IMH that day... but when I went home in the afternoon after work, he was missing. The condominium caretaker told me they saw him leave.

"We are worried sick."

The 39-year-old commercial sales manager added that her brother is mobile and able to manage himself but does not know directions.

"He can communicate but he has short-term memory and is slow to react," she said.

The family has made a police report. Mr Ng is about 172cm tall and weighs 70kg. It is not known what he was wearing when he went missing.

Those with information can contact Ms Ng on 9651-8096 or Mr Stanley Ng on +60-167471668 .

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