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Malaysian Man Runs Away To The Jungle Due To Work Stress, Calls For Rescue 6 Days Later

Malaysian Man Runs Away To The Jungle Due To Work Stress, Calls For Rescue 6 Days Later

Mohamad Suhairy Mohamed decided to live off-grid in the jungle to get away from work stress and it was all fun and games until it wasn’t.

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A man who was stressed at work made a rash decision to live in the jungle earlier this month.

Mohamad Suhairy Mohamed (pic), 41, took a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Terminal Amanjaya in Ipoh, Perak, on 3 June.

Once there, he made his way into the jungle from a TNB main substation (PPU TNB) near the National Audit Department and lived there for a few days.

However, his plan to live off the grid didn’t last long. About six days later, on 9 June, Suhairy called the Perak Fire and Rescue Department around 11.44pm.

He was lost and hungry in the jungle, so he called 999 on his phone to be rescued.

Perak Fire and Rescue Department Assistant Director Sabarodzi Nor Ahmad said the victim had no internet connection on his phone.

Sabaradzi said the operation commander kept in contact with the victim. They managed to locate him around 2.46am on 10 June after the victim said he could hear the machines from the fire department close by.

The victim was then handed over to the police for further action.

Mohamad Suhairy Mohamed after getting rescued. Image: JBPM Perak

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