Cops awaiting confirmation from Indonesia if body found is missing Melaka fisherman

MELAKA: Melaka police are waiting for Indonesian authorities to provide information on a body that was found along the shorelines of Tanjung Rupat island before confirming if there is a link to two missing fishermen from here.

Melaka police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali said on Wednesday (Jan 20) that the body was discovered on the Indonesian island at 11.30am on Wednesday (Jan 20).

He said based on the initial information from Indonesian police, the decomposed body of a man, who is believed to have drowned between four to five days ago, was clad in a red shirt and jeans.

He said there was still no sign of any boat wreckage or a second body.

DCP Abdul Majid added that the Melaka police would apply to have the body brought back here once the Indonesian police had completed their identification process and investigation.

The Melaka Fire and Rescue Department and police launched a search and rescue operation from Jan 13 to 19 after two fishermen from Padang Temu were reported missing.

The fishermen, identified as Ahmad Norizan Mohamad, 37 and Irwan Radjab, 47, went missing after going on a fishing trip along Pulau Undan here on Jan 13.

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