IPOH: The body parts found at Gunung Suku have been identified as of the two hikers who went missing after a water surge incident, says Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid.
The Perak police chief said a post-mortem will be conducted on the remains at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun on Monday (May 23)
“Although we have found evidence that proves the body parts belong to the missing hikers, we need a proper test to have a definite answer and find the cause of death.
“Their relatives have yet to claim the bodies. Once we have received the details, we will share it with the public,” he told reporters after attending a blood donation programme at the Police Air Unit Training Base here.
Search and rescue teams found the body of the second hiker near a tunnel at Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highlands at 11.20am on Saturday (May 21).
On May 16, the two hikers identified as See Su Yen, 32, from Cheras, and Ng Yee Chew, 46, from Klang were reportedly swept away by a sudden water surge while hiking along a trail at Gunung Suku.
Separately, Comm Mior Faridalathrash urged cyclists to be more cautious along the Jalan Simpang Pulai-Cameron Highland road following the death of a cyclist on Sunday (May 22).
“There is high traffic along the road, with cars and heavy vehicles to and from Cameron Highlands. Cyclists need to remember that they are not the only ones using the road.
“Cycling is a good hobby but cyclists need to check their bikes and safety measures before starting the ride. Check the brakes and other parts," he said.
In a statement on Sunday, Comm Mior Faridalathrash said the cyclist, identified as Foo Hua Bin, 34, was cycling down the slope from Cameron Highland-Simpang Pulai before losing control and crashing at about 2.35pm.
Foo, an aide to an assemblyman here, died at the scene from head injuries.