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Gunung Datuk Unsafe During Rainy Spell – Police

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REMBAU – Members of the public have been reminded not to climb Gunung Datuk because the current rainy spell makes the hilly terrain unsafe.

Rembau district police chief DSP Ibrahim Sharif said climbing activities were unsuitable during the Monsoon season and could pose a host of danger.

“I advise members of the public to wait until good weather to start climbing activities. They must follow all the safety rules.

“If the climb starts at 8 am, come on time. Don’t wander alone or leave the group,” he told Bernama here, Sunday.

They should to bring along communication equipment so that the authorities can detect their position if they lose direction.

Ibrahim reminded them to carry flashlights for night activities.

Meanwhile, Negeri Sembilan Fire & Rescue Department director Norazam Khamis said the Forestry Department had been instructed to limit climbing activities at Gunung Datuk.

“I discourage climbing activities during rainy season for fear of thunder and lightning that can cause loss of life.”

On Nov 7, a female student of Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) Alor Gajah campus was reported missing on Gunung Datuk.

Thirteen students from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Seremban campus were reported missing on Gunung Datuk on Nov 21.

In both cases, all the victims were found safe by rescuers. – BERNAMA

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