Still no sign of villager as search enters seventh day

SAR team heading into the jungle.

By Nancy Nais

LUNDU, Mar 2: Today marks the seventh day of Search and Rescue (SAR) operations for a villager who failed to return home after rushing into the jungle near Kampung Stum Muda on Feb 24.

Polus Deng, 49, was shirtless when he was last seen leaving his house at 7am and entering the jungle armed with a stick.

Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba)’s Special Tactical Operations and Rescue Team (STORM) leader Mohamad Asnan Led said today’s SAR was divided into two groups, each with 16 people.

Villagers getting ready to join Bomba with the SAR.
The search area covers some 10km radius.

The search, which started at 10am, will cover a radius of 10km, starting from the forest area behind the village where the victim lives, heading towards the river and dam areas.


Apart from Bomba personnel, the police, Malaysian Civil Defense Force members and local villagers have also joined in the search for Polus. The state Bomba K9 unit was deployed on the fifth day of SAR.

There were no signs of the missing villager as of noon today. — DayakDaily