Two foreigners gone missing from Semenggoh Wildlife Centre safe

Zolkipli (in black cap) joining the search and rescue mission for two male foreigners.

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By: Malcolm Lau

KUCHING, Feb 29: The two male foreigners who were reported to be lost at Semenggoh Wildlife Centre were reported to be safe after exiting the centre through the back entrance of the park.

Park rangers had started their search for the two foreigners after they failed to appear at the main entrance of the park on Friday (Feb 28) at 4.30pm.

The search and rescue mission involving personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba), police and Malaysian Civil Defence Force was called off after a two-hour search this morning.

A statement has been taken by police and Bomba operation centre from the wildlife centre personnel

It was believed that the two foreigners had exited the park through the back entrance and public had seen them hitchhiking a van at Mile 12 area on Friday evening.

Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) chief executive officer (CEO) Zolkipli Mohamad Aton had joined the search and rescue team this morning.

“We are glad if they are indeed safe and well but we clearly register our profound indignation and disappointment to their irresponsible behaviour and manners.

“To those who wish to visit our parks, for the safety of animals and visitors, we strongly urge all to abide by our rules and safety guidelines,” he urged.— DayakDaily