PETALING JAYA: The search is on for a six-year-old autistic boy who went missing from his home. Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin (pic), who is non-verbal, was last seen near Block R of the Idaman Apartment complex along PJU 10/1, Damansara Damai, at around noon on Tuesday.
He was wearing a white collared T-shirt with the SK Damansara Damai 2 emblem on it, a black tracksuit and black shoes.
His mother Ismanira Abdul Manaf has appealed to the public to keep watch on him should they spot him.
Her plea was posted on a Facebook account belonging to one Sarina Yusoff, urging anyone who finds the special needs child to call her immediately.
According to a neighbour, Chezaiton Abd Aziz, she said the boy was with his mother walking home from a nearby park.
“The mother had her hands full with things and was walking ahead of the boy.
“When she turned around, he was no longer there,” she shared, adding that Zayn had wanted to play at the park.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said police received a report about the missing boy on Tuesday evening.
“The search will be across the eight blocks of the flat. We have enlisted the help of the Fire and Rescue Department, Malaysian Civil Defence Force and the K9 tracker dog unit.
“We have tracked all the areas nearby and there are no signs of the boy. But the search will continue,” he told The Star yesterday.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Petaling Jaya police at 03-7966 2222 or visit the nearest police station.