SEREMBAN: The proprietor of The Dusun Rainforest Resort here from which 15-year-old Irish girl Nora Quoirin went missing has affirmed that the popular orchard retreat gives utmost priority to the wellbeing of its guests.
Hanim Ahmad Bamdhaj said that in fact, the resort has never faced a case of this kind since it was established 30 years ago.
“The safety of our guests is definitely our top priority.
“We are (deeply) affected by this incident and will extend our help and assistance to the family members and the authorities to help find our missing guest,” she said when contacted here, today.
Hanim added that The Dusun’s management and staff are working with the police to locate Quoirin, who disappeared from one of the guest houses on Sunday morning while on holiday with her family.
“Yesterday, our staff conducted a search operation at our 4.85ha property before joining in the police search operation, which (encompasses) the surrounding area, until 3am this morning,” she said.
Hanim stressed that The Dusun is giving all the support it can to Quoirin’s distraught family.
“We (too) are extremely distressed and worried. We pray for (Quoirin’s) safety and appeal to the community in the surrounding Pantai Hills area with information on the missing girl to contact the Pantai police station immediately,” she added.
When asked whether the search team had found any trace of Quoirin, Hanim declined to divulge details.
“I don’t want to compromise the safety of the girl.
“Let the authorities do their job first. In the meantime, we will assist the police to ensure that the girl can be found,” she said.
News of Quoirin’s disappearance went viral on Sunday, with several individuals – believed to be her family members – taking to Twitter to appeal to the public for help in locating her.
It is understood that Quoirin, who has a learning disability, arrived in Negri Sembilan with her family on Saturday (Aug 3) for a two-week holiday.