KUALA LUMPUR: 'Pity your folks. Don’t trouble them by running away from home.'
This was the advice meted out by Batu Pahat district police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Wahib Musa, after confirming that a missing teenager they were searching for was found to have run away to Kuala Lumpur with her boyfriend on Monday.
He also disclosed that this was the 16-year-old’s third flight from home.
“I advise parents to be stricter in raising their kids. Children too have to pity their parents and not trouble their families by running away,” said Wahib.
He said the case has been resolved after the discovery was made, adding that the girl's family are on their way to Kuala Lumpur to bring her back home.
Wahib said the teen’s first flight from home took place late last year and the family had settled that incident internally.
“The other two incidents which took place late last year and in July had been solved by the police after reports were lodged,” he added.
On Tuesday, the father of the victim said that the girl was tracked down by his friend here after Berita Harian’s report of her disappearance went viral.
He then contacted his brother in Sungai Buloh, Selangor to scour the location she was spotted at.
The girl, the eldest among her siblings, had gone missing en-route to a centre where she was supposed to take a Road Transport Department computer test.
Her scooter was found at the entrance of the Estet River in Yong Peng on Monday morning.