Four children reported missing in Malaysia every day

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  • Thursday, 02 Nov 2017

The Women, Family and Community Ministry said a total of 723 missing children cases were reported from January to June this year. Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said based on statistics provided by the Royal Malaysian Police, the majority of the children was aged from 13- to 15-years-old. Of the number, 345 cases had been solved, she said. "The figures are increasing and worrying, as on average, four children are reported missing per day," Rohani said at the launch of TraqKid, a subscription-based app to track the whereabouts of children.

> Man found dead in room after suffering food poisoning

A medical officer attached to the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital was found dead, believed to be from food poisoning, in his rented room on Tuesday in Kampung Nyiur Sepohon, Kuala Terengganu. The body of Mohd Muaz Mohd Sabri, 30, was found on the bed at 10.40pm when the homeowner's son, Hakim Mat Lazim, unlocked his door to check on him. It is believed that the deceased passed away several days ago. According to Hakim Mat, Mohd Muaz had fallen sick after he eating some food bought from a night market at Kuala Ibai. The deceased's fiancée was also admitted into hospital due to food poisoning, he said. "However, the deceased refused to admit for treatment and decided to rest in his rented room," he said. Kuala Terengganu police chief Asst Comm Idris Abd. Rafar said police were still waiting for the autopsy result and the case has been classified as sudden death. Meanwhile, state Health Department Director Dr Mohammad Omar confirmed that Mohd Muaz was absent from work few days and could not be contacted.

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