GUA MUSANG – A 63-year-old man was reported missing after he went to the Lebir Forest Reserve area to carry out border survey work yesterday.
The man, known as Akok, entered the forest reserve with two Orang Asli men, Pandu Amat, 45, and his son Azerin Amat, 20, before being reported missing at 5.30 pm.
Pandu told reporters he lodged a police report at the Paloh police station at 8.36 pm the same day after failing to locate the victim in the forest.
He feared that Akok was lost in the jungle after failing to find him in the forest or waiting at the four-wheel-drive vehicle that they used to reach the forest reserve, which was parked about 3 km from the location he was believed to have gone missing.
Meanwhile Gua Musang District deputy police chief, DSP Abdullah Daud, when contacted, confirmed receiving a report on the missing man.
He said the search for the victim involving the police, Fire and Rescue Department and Civil Defence Force personnel began this morning. – BERNAMA