Man feared missing in Bukit Naga forest


BUKIT GANTANG: A man is feared to be missing in a forest in Bukit Naga, Padang Gajah, near Trong.

Taiping Fire and Rescue operations chief Muhammad Yasir Adnan said the department received a call at 6.31am today and conducted a search for the victim, Zaki Mansor, 24, in the area.

He said according to the victim’s older brother Mohd Rumaizi, 40, they had gone to the forest to look for honey at 2pm yesterday.

“The two brothers from Kampung Sungai Petai got lost in the forest, but Rumaizi managed to find his way out and later went back to the forest to search for Zaki until 9am,” he said when contacted here today.

He said the department also received help from the police canine unit (K9) as well as personnel from his department, police, the Civil Defence Force, forest department and members of the public.