Skeletal remains of another orang asli child found


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  • Saturday, 10 Oct 2015

GUA MUSANG: The skeletal remains of another orang asli child, from the group of seven which went missing, have been found.

The remains, believed to be that of seven-year-old Juvina David, were found close to the area where two survivors – Norieen Yakob and Miksudial Aluj – were found along Sungai Perias at 10.30am on Saturday.

Norieen's uncle Harry Boy, 20, when told about the discovery said he was sure it was Juvina based on a conversation with his niece on Friday.

On Aug 23, a group of seven children, namely Miksudiar, 11; Norieen, ten; Haikal Yaakob, eight; Ika Ayel, nine; Sasa Sobrie, eight; Linda Rosli, eight; and Juvina, seven, went missing.

The seven children were believed to have fled into the forest to avoid punishment from swimming in a nearby river without permission.

But on Sept 15, the parents had explained at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur that the seven children had gone missing after they could not find their older siblings in the boarding school.

Three of the group of 13 older siblings were penalised for swimming in a nearby river, prompting the other 10 to hide in a nearby farm. They later returned to the school.

But while the older siblings were in hiding, the seven thought they had gone home and decided to walk home for the weekend, without informing the school authorities.

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