The children, aged seven to 12 years, are believed to have fled into the jungle from their school hostel on Aug 23 after they went for a swim in a river without permission.
9 October 2015
Police find more skeletal remains by river, suspected to be missing Orang Asli child
Police find more skeletal remains by river, suspected to be missing Orang Asli child http://bit.ly/1WPmpfT
Police said this evening that the scattered bones and skull of a child, suspected to be of one of the missing seven Orang Asli children, were found by a river 1.3km from Post Tohoi, near Gua Musang in Kelantan.
State police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim told The Malaysian Insider that search and rescue personnel found the skeletal remains at 5.30pm after hours of searching along the Sungai Perias river.
“The General Operation Force found the skull of a child and skeletal remains. It belonged to a child as the remains and the skull all fit together.
“We sent the remains to Gua Musang Hospital for post mortem,” Mazlan said in a text message.
This is the second remains found suspected to be of one the seven Orang Asli children who went missing six weeks ago. The decomposed body of the first victim, 8-year-old Sasa Sobrie, was found some 24 hours ago in the same river.
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Body of orang asli child identified, another found at riverbank http://ebx.sh/1G19xin
Families of missing Orang Asli children to provide DNA samples to aid body identification. http://bit.ly/missingorangasli …
8 October 2015
Body found is of missing Orang Asli girl
Body found at Pos Tohoi, Kelantan is of missing Orang Asli girl https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/314997
The decomposed body of a child found Gua Musang last night is of one of the seven Orang Asli children who went missing last month.
The uncle of Sasa Sobri, 8, identified her remains today, The Star reported.
The body was found at Sungai Perias, 500 metres near the hostel of her school SK Tohoi yesterday.
She went missing along with Mirsudiar Aluj, 11; Norieen Yaakob, 10; Ika Ayel, nine; Sasa; Haikal Yaakob, eight; Linda Rosli, eight, and Juvina David, seven.
The children were believed to have fled the school after being scolded for swimming in the river.
7 October 2015
Girl’s body found in river near Pos Tohoi
A villager stumbled on a highly-decomposed body of a girl in Sungai Perias, about 500 metres from the Pos Tohoi last night.
Gua Musang police chief Supt Saiful Bahri Abdullah said in the 7pm incident, the victim’s foot was trapped in a tree branch in the river.
He said a team of villagers spent about 30 minutes to extricate the body which was sent to the Gua Musang Hospital.
The police could not confirm if the body was that of one of seven SK Tohoi pupils reported missing from their hostel since Aug 23.
“Tomorrow, we will use boats to launch a massive operation along Sungai Perias near Pos Tohoi, right up to Sungai Nenggiri near Pos Pulat to look for the missing pupils.
A search operation involving close to 300 people from various agencies is still under way to locate them.
6 September 2015
5 September 2015
Missing Orang Asli kids face expulsion from school
Seven Orang Asli children who have been missing for over a week, may soon be expelled from school for not attending classes.
According to a letter by the principal of Sekolah Kebangsaan Tohoi, parents of the missing children must bring them back to the school in the interiors of Gua Musang, Kelantan, within 31 days or risk having them expelled.
The letter was dated Sept 2 and uploaded online by humanitarian group United Sikhs who visited the remote area.
“This is an outrage. Our children went missing from the school and now we get this?” Midah Angah, the mother of two of the missing children was quoted as saying by TheSun.
“How can we bring back our children when they got lost on school grounds and we don’t know where they are.
“Everyone knows the kids are missing. How can the school authorities send such a letter to us knowing fully well that there is a search party out there looking for them,” she added.
According to radio host Rishiwant Singh who is taking part in the search efforts, parents are now fearful of sending their children to school.
“I spoke to the Education Minister about the fears of the Orang Asli in sending their kids to such a school.
“The Orang Asli claim no help came for the first few days after the kids went missing. What do we do for them?” he asked in a Facebook posting uploaded by the United Sikhs.
4 September 2015
Laporan oleh Nasir Dollah
COAC | 4 September 2015
Ibu bapa 7 murid Orang Asli yang hilang sejak 23hb Ogos 2015 telah menerima notis gantung sekolah jika mereka tidak hadir ke sekolah dalam masa 31 hari.
Ibu tunggal, Midah bt. Angah yang kehilangan dua orang anaknya berkata, “Saya kecewa hari ini kerana pihak sekolah memberi notis bahawa sekiranya dua orang anak saya tidak hadir ke sekolah dalam masa 31 hari mereka akan digantung sekolah, sedangkan saya dalam kesedihan dan dua orang anak saya pun masih hilang. Saya fikir pihak sekolah sengaja nak mengguris perasaan kami sebagai keluarga mangsa,” katanya ketika ditemui hari ini.
Luahan rasa tidak puas hati juga telah disuarakan oleh En.Dendi bin Johari selaku, Pengerusi Belia Jaringan Orang Asli Kelantan (JKOAK) apabila, pihak polis langsung tidak membenarkan pemimpin Orang Asli bertemu dengan menteri. Ini sudah jelas apabila saya tidak dibenarkan masuk semasa sesi pertemuan menteri dengan ibubapa mangsa dan ketua polis Gua Musang sendiri mengaitkan saya dengan persepsi negatif. Saya ada hak untuk bersuara dan jika begini seolah-olah suatu penindasan yang berterusan kepada kami masyarakat Orang Asli,” katanya dalam nada agak marah.
Beliau juga berkata, soal keselamatan di sekolah juga antara satu sebab utama di mana pagar sekolah dan asrama berlubang. Keadaan ini membolehkan murid-murid di sekolah ini mudah keluar masuk.
Tambah beliau, “Kebanyakan guru di sekolah pedalaman balik awal dan masuk ke sekolah lewat. Guru-guru di pedalaman hanya mengajar pada hari Isnin dan balik pada hari Rabu. Bukankah ini satu tindakan yang tidak amanah?”
Sempena lawatan menteri pendidikan semalam, beliau berkata pihaknya buat masa ini akan focus kepada misi mencari dan menyelamat dan akan menambahkan anggotanya seperti Angkatan Tentera Malaysia, Senoi Praaq dan lain-lain agensi yang berkaitan.
Setakat hari ini pihak polis tidak membenarkan orang kampung untuk menjalankan operasi mencari bagi memberi laluan kepada ATM dan Senoi Praaq untuk melancarkan misi mencari.Misteri kehilangan 7 murid Orang Asli sudah masuk hari ke-12 pada hari ini.
Friday September 4, 2015 MYT 6:16:57 PM
Parents of missing kids allegedly receive letter threatening expulsion from school
PETALING JAYA: Parents of the missing orang asli children near Gua Musang, Kelantan, have apparently received a letter from their school stating that their children will be expelled if they do not return to school within 31 days.
The letter, which has gone viral, has sparked outrage among Malaysians, especially the orang asli community.
Through the letter, Sekolah Kebangsaan Pos Tohoi claimed that the parents have failed to provide an adequate explanation for their child’s absence since Aug 23, the same day the children went missing.
The parents are now both upset and furious at receiving the letter dated Sept 2, which was apparently signed by the school principal.
Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan said it was wise to check the validity of the reports circulating online before drawing conclusions as they could be unfounded.
He said the parents of the missing orang asli children should approach the Education Ministry to voice their complaints over the alleged expulsion letter.
“Based on my checks with the Ministry, there was no such letter issued,” he said, adding that the letter could be a fake.
3 September 2015
The Senoi Praaq (‘Fighting Aborigines’), now part of the General Operations Forces (PGA) of the Royal Malaysian Police, are famed for their jungle-tracking and survival skills. They have been called upon to assist in locating lost jungle trekkers and mountain climbers many times in the past, often with success.
For the past 11 days, the local Orang Asli leaders helping in the search for the 7 missing Temiar children have been asking that the Senoi Praaq be called in to help in the search.
We just received word that only tonight will the Senoi Praaq team arrive to help in the search.
We also received news that the school authorities are bent on assuming that the children are not missing and that the parents are actually concealing them. They (the school authorities) are threatening action, which is further infuriating the parents and the villagers involved in the search.
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1 September 2015
Pasukan mencari temui stokin dipercayai milik murid Orang Asli yang hilang http://bit.ly/1Evd4Vn
Pasukan mencari temui stoking dipercayai milik murid Orang Asli yang hilang
GUA MUSANG: Stokin dipercayai milik salah seorang daripada tujuh murid Orang Asli Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Pos Tohoi di sini, yang hilang sejak 10 hari lepas, ditemui oleh pasukan mencari hari ini.
Ketua Polis Daerah Gua Musang, Supt Saiful Bahri Abdullah berkata sehelai stokin berwarna putih itu dijumpai pasukan mencari kira-kira 11.30 pagi di kawasan hutan, lebih sejam berjalan dari SK Pos Tohoi.
“Bahagian tapak stokin yang ditemui itu berwarna hitam dipercayai mereka berjalan hanya memakai stokin sebelum membuangnya untuk meneruskan perjalanan di hutan itu,” katanya ketika dihubungi Bernama di sini, hari ini.
Saiful Bahri berkata penemuan stokin berkenaan memberi petunjuk baharu untuk pasukan mencari menjejaki laluan tujuh murid terbabit yang mungkin tersesat dalam kawasan hutan tersebut.
Askar Orang Asli Senoi Praaq..di minta cari 7 murid orang asli yang hilang di Pos Tohoi. Gua musang kelantan ..