Monday January 28, 2013
Residents: William could not have come through village
SUBANG JAYA: The residents of Kampung Bukit Lanchong where William Yau Zhen Zhong has been speculated to have fallen into a storm drain linked to the Klang river do not believe that he could have wandered there.
Locals said the large drain in the village, which empties into the Klang river, was a popular fishing spot.
Md Noor, 60, who was among those fishing there yesterday, said if the boy had fallen into the storm drain, his body would either have been seen or caught somewhere.
“The water here is quite shallow, only up to knee level,” he added.
Mohd Fauzi Man, 40, the caretaker of the Kampung Bukit Lanchong water gate, said he would have been the first to know if William’s body had been washed into the river.
“But the last time it rained heavily was on Friday, the day after the body was found in a jetty near Port Klang.
“Before that, the weather was fine and water was flowing rather slowly,” added Mohd Fauzi, who has been based in the village for 11 years.
He said William’s body would also have been caught by three garbage traps if it had floated downstream.
“Everyone in the local coffeeshop is talking about how the body ended up in Klang. It does not make sense to us here that he came through the village. But we will just have to wait for the police to conclude their investigations,” he said.