Malaysia police search for missing diplomat

Malaysian police are searching for a senior South African diplomat who has been missing for six days, a top official said on Saturday.

    Scholtz was last seen in Kuala Lumpur

    Deputy ambassador Nicky Scholtz was last seen on Sunday in a

    Kuala Lumpur hotel where he attended a conference.

    Scholtz, 54, had arrived in Malaysia last month to take up

    the new posting.

    Deputy inspector-general of police Muhammad Sedek Muhammad

    Ali

    said it was the first time a diplomat had gone missing in

    Malaysia.

    "We are still investigating. It is something of concern to

    us because he is a diplomat and he has gone missing in Kuala

    Lumpur," he told reporters.

    Muhammad Sedek said there was no indication Scholtz could

    have been kidnapped.

    "It is still a missing person case," he added.

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.

    My father, a Pakistani prisoner of war in India

    My father, a Pakistani prisoner of war in India

    A daughter's tribute to the father who never recovered from his war wounds.