Telco tower climber safely down from structure

Firefighters with the Indonesian man who was persuaded after more than 30 hours up a 400-meter telecommunications tower on Memaloh Hill, Kanowit.

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By Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, Jan 21: The unidentified man who spent the last two days up the telco tower at Memaloh Hill in Kanowit was finally rescued and brought down by the Fire and Rescue Department team this afternoon.

After repeated attempts to persuade him to come down, two Bomba members had gone up the tower and successfully persuaded the man to come down after they gave him his passport as requested.

The man, who was later identified as Pandy Bujang, a plantation worker from Indonesia, finally agreed to come down and was brought down safely at 3.50pm.

According to a Bomba statement, the 35-year-old plantation worker climbed the tower over a misunderstanding with his coworkers.

The man had been climbing up and down the 400-metre high telco tower since Monday and rebuffing attempts by emergency responders to bring him down safely. —DayakDaily