KAJANG: The hiker who went missing for seven days on Bukit Broga claims that he was protected by "someone" when he was lost.
Mohd Azarul Mukhriz Abd Rahman, 20, went missing on Jan 22 after going for a hike up Bukit Broga.
His uncle, Ahmad Saad, 59, said that Mohd Azarul Mukhriz, who was found safe on Saturday, is on his way to a quick recovery.
"He doesn't want to say much about what happened, but he did tell us that he was protected by someone when he was lost.
"He just won't explain who or how he was protected. He did tell us that he ate fruits and drank from a waterfall while he was missing.
"I can only thank God that he is safe now and back with us," he said when met at Kajang Hospital on Sunday.
Mohd Azarul Mukhriz's older brother, Mohd Azarul Irsyad Shafiq, 26, said he was relieved his brother was back with the family.
"Our parents came down from Kedah on the day he went missing. When he was not found on that day, I grabbed my siblings and rushed down the next day to join the search.
"He is cheerful now but he just won't say much about what happened to him while he was in the jungle," he said.
Mohd Azarul Mukhriz's mother, Rohana Saad, 49, said she was relieved now that she was reunited with her son.
"I do not want to leave his side. He is on drips now as he was dehydrated when he was found. But he is recovering well. We hope we can take him home as soon as possible," she said.
Mohd Azarul Mukhriz's had hiked up Bukit Broga with five friends at around 4pm on Jan 22 when he got lost.
He was found by two British hikers at around 9.30am on Saturday and was rushed to the Kajang Hospital for medical treatment.