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
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

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