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Orang Asli children missing, families seek bomohs' help

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It has been almost a month since the seven Orang Asli children went missing from the village in Gua Musang, Kelantan.

Six girls and a boy, aged between 11 and seven, were last seen leaving their school to go home, reported the Star.

Initially, parents thought that they may have run into the forest after fearing punishment for swimming in a nearby river without permission. 

Now the parents have engaged about 40 bomohs to help in the search, the Malay Mail Online reported.

About 400 men from the army, the police, fire and rescue department, and Civil Defence Corps are also involved in the search, which covers about 80 sq km in the Balah forest reserve, apart from about 150 Orang Asli.

The families now believe that the children have been kidnapped.

There were previous abduction attempts in the area in the recent past, reports said.

Sources: The Star, Malay Mail


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