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Two Pakistani bowlers go missing in Malaysia

The two men had arrivedsupposedly to represent Pakistan in an international bowling championship.
None | By Indo-Asian News Service, Kuala Lumpur
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2006 03:59 PM IST

Malaysian police on Tuesday began a search for two Pakistani nationals who went missing soon after arriving in the country as participants for a bowling competition, news reports said.

The two men had arrived on Sunday supposedly to represent Pakistan in an international bowling championship.

However, after being sent to the hotel by organisers, the duo failed to register and have gone missing, said the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC).

A police report has been lodged and authorities have launched a search for the two.

Terence Yaw, MTBC executive secretary, said it was believed that the duo had used the tournament as an excuse to leave their country and enter Malaysia to stay as immigrant workers.

"What is more bitter is that we had invited Pakistan for the first time to give their bowlers a chance to play with world-class bowlers," Yaw was quoted as saying by the New Straits Times daily.

"We have faxed a letter on this matter to the Pakistan Tenpin Bowling Federation."

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