Elderly woman reported missing after failing to return home from oil palm plantation


BATU PAHAT: A 79-year-old woman has been reported missing after leaving her house to a nearby oil palm plantation in Kampung Parit Kasih Sayang, Senggarang here three days ago.

Batu Pahat district police chief ACP Ismail Dollah said a missing person report on Painah Siwan was lodged by her son at 11pm last Wednesday (Aug 10).

He said the woman left the house at 3.30pm the same day.

The police, assisted by family members and local residents, have mounted a search and rescue operation for her, but the woman has yet to be found, he said in a statement Saturday (Aug 13), adding that the search continues today.

The search involved 187 officers and personnel from the Royal Malaysia Police, including from the 6th Battalion of the General Operations Force in Simpang Renggam, the Fire and Rescue Department and the Malaysian Volunteer Corps Department (Rela). - Bernama

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