68-year-old man fails to return home after hospital visit

68-year-old man fails to return home after hospital visit
Anxious son: Ming Jeet (left) showing the missing person’s report and a picture of his father while Tan looks on.
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KLANG - The family members of a 68-year-old retired insurance agent are worried after he failed to return home from a hospital visit earlier this week.

It was just a normal errand when Khoo Ming Jeet, 38, dropped his father Khoo Swee at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital at about 7.30am on Monday.

"My father went to collect his monthly supply of medicine," said Ming Jeet, from Meru near here.

The finance manager with a retail company said his father suffered from diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.

"It was a routine medicine pick-up. He usually comes home by public transport on his own," said Ming Jeet.

When Khoo Swee did not return home by 5pm, his wife Tai Hong Mei, 69, frantically called Ming Jeet, who told his mother to wait a little longer.

"There were times when my father would visit his friends after collecting his medicine.

"I told my mother that he was probably with his friends," said Ming Jeet.

When Khoo Swee did not return home by sunset, the family started searching for him.

Ming Jeet lodged a missing person's report at the Klang South district police headquarters the next morning.

"We are very worried about my father's well-being," said Ming Jeet, who had sought the help of Klang MCA Youth deputy chief Tan Bok Koon.

Tan said Klang MCA Youth would send out a missing person's alert and help look for Khoo Swee.

"We will go around Klang to look for him," added Tan.

Those with information about Khoo Swee or have spotted him can call Ming Jeet at 012-269 4804 or Tan at 013-793 9999.

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