IPOH: A man has been rescued after spending six days in the forest near Meru Raya, says the Perak Fire and Rescue Department.
Department operations centre officer-in-charge Mohd Rozairi Abdul Rahim said that 41-year-old Mohamad Suhairy Mohamed had come from Kuala Lumpur as a way to escape his work life.
"He arrived at the Amanjaya Bus Terminal here last Sunday (June 3) and went into the forest near the National Audit Department building. He had entered through an electric sub-station," he said in a statement on Saturday (June 10).
"We received a call from the man via the emergency call line on Friday at about 11.45pm asking to be rescued," he added.
Mohd Rozairi said the man was found approximately 3.2km from the building at about 2.45am and added that he was wearing an orange shirt and a pair of blue jeans.
"The man could be contacted on his mobile phone but he does not have an Internet connection.
"He told us that he could hear our arrival from the forest," he said, adding that the man has since been handed over to the police.