News: Seminar on safety tips for agents planned: MIEA
The Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) is in talks of organising a seminar intended to provide members with personal safety lessons following several attacks against real estate agents.
"We will also invite real estate agents and stakeholders from other bodies to attend," said Siva Shanker, Deputy President of MIEA.
The seminar will be conducted following the disappearance of 45-year-old Tang Yong Ching last Thursday. Tang was last seen at 3pm when he left his house in Ara Damansara to meet a client.
His wife, 42-year-old Ng Mooi Ning, reported at the Kelana Jaya police station and sought help to the online community to look for her husband.
Siva said that media reports of missing agents could affect the industry, adding that MIEA would call for a press conference to ease the fears among its members.
Separately, the Sessions Court charged an unemployed couple with robbing RM70,000 in cash and property from a female real estate agent on 30 June.
On 11 May, 42-year-old real estate agent Cheng Chai Moi, was found dead in the Batu dam in Ulu Yam, with wounds on her face and strangulation marks on her neck. She is believed to be a victim of sexual assault and robbery with RM2,000 in cash and a handphone missing from the victim's property.
The case has been solved following the arrest of 29-year-old suspect in Kepong and his fiancé in late May.
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