Singaporean hiker believed lost while climbing in Malaysia

KOTA TINGGI (Johor, Malaysia), Aug 14 (Bernama) — A man from Singapore was reported missing after he was believed to have lost his way when climbing Mount Panti Barat in Malaysia’s southern state of Johor on Saturday. 

Kota Tinggi police chief Supt Hussin Zamora said police were alerted of the incident by the Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) at about 7.10 pm last night.

He said a report was made by the victim, Neo Thiam Ming, 40, through the Malaysia Emergency Response Services (MERS 999) and it was relayed to JBPM, saying he had lost his way.

“Acting on the information, a search and rescue operation was launched at the location headed by police and assisted by related agencies such JBPM, Forestry Department and Malaysia Civil Defence Force.

“However, it was not clear if the victim was alone or with a group. As at 2 pm, the victim has not been found and efforts to find the man are still going on,” he said in a statement Sunday.



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