Zayn Rayyan's parents thank everyone involved in son’s SAR operation


PETALING JAYA: The parents of Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin have reached out to express their thanks to everyone involved in the search for their son.

Zaim Ikhwan Zahari and Ismanira Abdul Manaf, both 28 years old, when met by reporters at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, said that they wished to express their gratitude to the authorities and members of the public that helped in the search for Zayn Rayyan.

“I would like to say thank you to all. We would also like to say that we hope the police investigate the case thoroughly,” Zaim said briefly.

He added that the post mortem had just begun at around 11.30am and that it could take another four hours.

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Ismanira, who was still very emotional, said that she could not accept that her son had passed.

“I still can’t accept this. I still feel that he is with me,” she said before crying.

Meanwhile, Damansara MP Gobind Singh Deo, when met at the hospital, said that the incident was a tragedy and that his office was willing to offer any assistance to the family.

“In respect to funeral arrangements, I have told the family that if there are any costs involved, we will assist. We are here to offer any assistance that we can.

“What has happened was tragic and the family is grieving. We hope whatever little that we can do will be able to assist them in this difficult time,” he said.

Zayn Rayyan, a six-year-old autistic boy, was found dead about 34 hours after his reported disappearance on Tuesday (Dec 5) after the victim was last seen at Idaman Apartment in Damansara Damai.

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ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin had said police received a report about the missing boy at around 6.36pm on the same day.

"The boy was last seen near Block R of the apartment complex along PJU 10/1, Damansara Damai at around 12pm on Tuesday.

"The boy was wearing a white, collared T-shirt with the SK Damansara Damai 2 emblem on it, a black track suit and black shoes," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 6).

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