Missing Singaporean kayaker: Malaysia extends search to Kuala Terengganu waters

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KUALA TERENGGANU: Malaysian authorities on Saturday (Aug 17) expanded the search area for a Singaporean kayaker who went missing in Johor ...

to the waters between Kemanan and Merchang in Marang, after a body with a life jacket strapped to it was reportedly sighted in Dungun waters the day before.

Terengganu state maritime director Muhammad Suffi Mohd Ramli said 60 people from various agencies including the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency , police, fire and rescue department and Malaysian Civil Defence Force were involved in Saturday's operation, which began at 8am. "The SAR operation which is being coordinated by the MMEA today also involves four boats belonging to various security agencies," he said in a statement.

"The victim's next-of-kin and representatives of the Singapore consulate are present at the Kemaman Maritime Zone jetty to keep up with the latest developments."

 

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