Work pressure led man to live in the forest

By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
Photo Bomba Perak

IPOH: A man believed to be suffering from work pressure, acted determined to stay in the forest near Persiaran Meru Raya 5, Bandar Meru Raya here.

It is understood that the victim, Mohamad Suhairy Mohamed, 41, was reported missing for the past few days before being spotted around the location.

A spokesperson from the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) Perak, said they received a call at 11.44 last night informing about the incident before members rushed to the location to conduct a search and rescue operation.

“The victim was riding a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Terminal Aman Jaya. The purpose of the victim to go to Ipoh was because the victim was under pressure at work, therefore the victim decided to live in the forest,” he said in a statement here today.

According to him, the victim entered the forest near the Aman Jaya Terminal at 7am since June 3, where the victim had been for six days.

“The victim was wearing an orange shirt and blue jeans, the victim could be contacted via telephone but there was no internet connection

“According to information from the victim, the victim entered the forest through the Pencawang Pembahagian Utama Tenaga Nasional Berhad near the National Audit Department,” he said.

He said, upon arrival at the scene of the incident, the operational commander contacted the victim and the victim reported hearing the presence of fire engines from the forest.

“The operation commander ordered members on duty to make an initial search in the forest location.

“The victim was found by the fire brigade at 2.46am in the morning at a distance of 3.2 kilometers and then the victim was handed over to the police for further action,” he said.

He said, the entire operation ended at 3.53 am.

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