By Nancy Nais
KUCHING, Aug 13: Not knowing what to do or whose child it was, a kind, handicapped (OKU) man continued to take care and fed an 11-year-old boy believed to have run away from home.
The boy identified as Abdul Azim Ahmad Dzulkarnain was reported missing from his home at the army camp in Kota Sentosa on Sunday afternoon (Aug 11).
Padawan district police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan said Azim was seen eating at Jolibee cafe, 3rd Mile, at Jalan Sungai Apong here, by a security guard around 11.45pm yesterday.
The security guard, Muhd Firdaus, sensed that the child looked familiar, as seen in a Facebook posting about a missing child through the ‘Nur Alert’ system by the police.
He approached the boy to do a comparison based on the picture in the posting before contacting the police.
“Initial investigation revealed that the child has been loitering at Jolibee since he ran away. One of the hawker stall employee, identified as Abang Man, who is also an OKU, would give food to Azim and just watch over him.
“Azim later told the police he ran away from home because he is afraid of his mother’s beating from his mischievous behaviour,” Aidil said in a statement.
Azim, who was found safe and unharmed was immediately brought to the police station. — DayakDaily