Bomohs join search for children


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 10 Nov 2004

BY NIK NAIZI HUSIN

PEKAN: Several bomohs have come forward to help find the three children of rubber tapper Salehuddin Abdul Halim who have been missing from their home in Kampung Mambang Seberang here since Saturday. 

The village bomohs joined a search and rescue patrol of more than 100 people to look for Shaharuddin, six, Budin, five, and Mariam, three. 

Salehuddin, 41, said he last saw his children while he was repairing his motorcycle outside their home at about 10am on Saturday. 

They were playing at a nearby Felcra rubber plantation and he had advised them not to stray away from their home. 

Pekan OCPD acting Superintendent Jasmani Yusoff said the authorities welcomed the help of all quarters to find  

the children.  

“The services of the bomohs were proposed by the villagers and all of us will do our best to find the children,” he said here yesterday. 

Supt Jasmani said the search and rescue team included officers from the Wildlife Department and the General Operations Force, a canine unit from Kuantan and Felcra officers. 

On the possibility that tigers or other wild animals might have attacked the children, Supt Jasmani said there has been no report of such animals in the area. 

Several days ago a villager from nearby Kampung Tanjung Cempaka claimed that she had seen the children across a river and heard them calling for their mother. 

Supt Jasmani appealed to the public who could have seen the children to call the Pekan district police station at 09-422 1222 or the nearest police station. 

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