Senior citizen found after missing at oil palm plantation for nearly a week

BATU PAHAT: A woman who went missing at an oil palm plantation here for almost six days has been found safe and sound.

Batu Pahat OCPD Asst Comm Ismail Dollah said Painah Saiwan, 79, was spotted by two members of the public at the plantation in Kampung Parit Kasih Sayang, Senggarang here at 11.25am Monday (Aug 15).

“The woman was found safe, although in a weak state, near a puddle in the plantation, some 1.4km away from her house and 900m from a search and rescue base set up by the authorities to look for her.

“We also found a pair of slippers near her, as well as a bunch of oil palm leaf spines that have been sharpened,” he said, adding that the senior citizen was sent to Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail here for treatment.

He added that the woman was in a stable condition.

Meanwhile, Painah’s daughter Sadiah Mohari, 42, said she was thankful that her family’s anxious search for her mother ended with her being found safe.

“Alhamdulillah (thanks to God), our prayers were answered with such good news. We also want to thank all those involved in her search,” she said.

Painah was reported missing on Aug 10 after heading to the oil palm plantation near her house to look for oil palm fronds as she wanted to turn them into a broom.

A total of 187 personnel members from the police force, Fire and Rescue Department, Royal Malay Regiment’s 10th Battalion, Civil Defence Force, People’s Volunteer Corps and local residents were involved in the search.

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