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Have you seen him? Singaporean cyclist goes missing during 160km race in Ipoh

A 56-year-old Singaporean cyclist has gone missing midway through the Perak Century Ride in Ipoh on Sunday (May 6) afternoon. The search is still ongoing.

According to an appeal posted on Perak Century Ride 2018 Facebook page, Abdul Samat Ismail, is reported to have gone missing during the last leg of the 160km event.

 

Kerjasama di perlukan dari sahabat semua..Peserta kayuhan Perak Century Ride 2018 gagal di kesan hingga sekarang….

Posted by PERAK CENTURY RIDE 2018 on Sunday, 6 May 2018

 

 

Last known location

Mr Abdul’s last known location, according to fellow cyclist Mr Alvin Low.

According to reports, Mr Abdul who had been part of a team of 20 cyclists was taking a break due to leg cramps at Water Station 4; 24km from the finish line at 1.45pm on Sunday. The station is located along Siputeh and RTC Gopeng.

Mr Abdul reportedly stopped to take a break at the water station while the rest of the team carried on without him. When he failed to show up at the finish line by 3 pm, his teammates tried to reach him on his mobile but could only hear the dial tone and they could not reach him through other means as he had no data.

The police and event organisers have been searching since Sunday night, combing the area on motorcycles. 

 

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Seeking help from Malaysian cyclists and friends

Cyclists and friends who are around the area, please do your part in searching for our fellow cyclist. If you have any information on his whereabouts, reach out to the High Commission of the Republic of Singapore in Kuala Lumpur or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore).

Source: Channel NewsAsia

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