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In Memory of Nurin Jazlin



DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF NURIN JAZLIN AND FOCUSSES ON ISSUES REVOLVING ON NURIN'S TRAGEDY; PROGRESS ON NURIN'S ABDUCTION & MURDER INVESTIGATIONS; THE NURIN ALERT INITIATIVE AND NEWS & UPDATES OF OTHER MISSING CHILDREN



Updated: 2018-01-16T00:30:14.513+08:00

 



Cops to keep Nurin and Sharlinie cases open

2009-01-19T07:47:40.480+08:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will never close the files on the murder of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin in 2007 and the abduction of Sharlinie Mohd Nashar last year.

“We have never closed old cases until they are considered completed. This means we will continue looking for the suspects and finding new leads,” Selangor police chief Deputy Commissioner Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said during a meet-the-residents session at Taman Muda, Ampang yesterday.

Nurin was reported missing while on her way to the night market near her house in Section 1, Wangsa Maju on Aug 20, 2007. Her naked body was found stuffed in a sports bag and left in the stairwell of a shoplot in Petaling Jaya a month later. Five-year-old Sharlinie was reported missing while playing outside her house in Taman Medan on Jan 9, 2008, not far from where Nurin’s body was found.

Both the high-profile cases are believed to be linked to the Kampung Baru molester.

DCP Khalid said police needed time to gather additional information and details to complete their investigations in certain cases.

“Not all cases can be completed quickly because in some we need extra and more detailed information,” he said.

- The Star



IGP: New effort on Nurin video

2008-12-23T08:55:36.198+08:00

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have not forgotten Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, the 8-year-old girl who was abducted and brutally murdered last year.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said yesterday police were relying on a new technological breakthrough for fresh leads in the case.

A new party had recently approached the force, offering its help to use the latest technology to enhance the images contained in an essential closed-circuit television camera recording.

"Previously, we had given the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation the recording of a motorcycle that was last seen at the place where Nurin's body was abandoned," he said.

"As you know, FBI's attempt to enhance clarity of the motorcycle's registration number was unsuccessful.

"But a new party has approached us offering help in doing the same thing, saying they have the latest technology to enhance the same image."

Speaking after opening the Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Ministry's campaign at the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) here yesterday, Musa said the new party was expected to complete its work soon.

On the Ride for Change campaign undertaken by the Marginalised People's Network (Jerit), Musa described the participants as hypocrites.

"If you are fighting for democracy in a civilised nation and if you have a problem, then you should solve it through discussions, not through demonstration.

"For me, this is not democracy but 'democrazy'... crazy to hold demonstrations."

- New Straits Times



Missing children alert system ready

2008-11-25T22:28:29.921+08:00

By : Evangeline Majawat

KUALA LUMPUR: The early alert system for missing children is already in place but it is not called Nurin Alert, after Nurin Jazlin Jazimin who was found brutally murdered last year.

Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said a mechanism similar to Nurin Alert was already in place.

"I've said it clearly that the name 'Nurin Alert' is not in our programme or part of our plans on child protection. But the whole mechanism and processes from A to Z have been discussed and is already in place," she said.

The so-called "Nationwide Urgent Response Information Network" (Nurin Alert) was first mooted last year, four months after the broken body of 8-year-old Nurin was found.

She had been sexually assaulted, murdered and her body stuffed into a gym bag.

The mechanism was modelled after the United States' Amber alert -- an emergency response system that galvanises the authorities and the community to locate missing children.

Dr Ng said the yet to be named emergency response mechanism was a major component of the proposed Child Protection Policy.

"We didn't use the name Nurin Alert. America used Amber Alert. We have not decided."

Dr Ng stressed that numerous meetings between her ministry, the police and non-governmental organisations had been held to realise the mechanism.

However, she pointed out that it was up to the police to act first in a missing child case.

"In our intense desire to save children, we must know what is the best mechanism to do so. The first thing to do when a child goes missing is to make a police report.

"We can't instruct the police on what to do. It is a police matter and they know how to handle it."

Dr Ng said it was inappropriate to "splash the news of a missing child in newspapers for the first few hours".

"This creates panic and they (kidnappers) may kill the child," she said.

On the task force investigating the alleged abuse of Penan women and girls, she said the outcome of the investigation would be made public next month.

"We'll leave no stone unturned. There is nothing to hide in this case.

"I will even go to the extent of saying that if we need to test the DNA of the child to find out who the father is, we will do that."

- New Straits Times



A mother's agony

2008-11-11T18:59:32.447+08:00

The New Straits Times carried the following article on 14th September 2008. Dearth of latest developements on Sharlinie and Asmawi, perhaps this article can remind us that there are more than the two missing children in Malaysia currently. One of them is Syed Ahmad Kushairi Syed Jamal.

FOUR years have passed since her son's disappearance but a 47-year-old hospital attendant doesn't let each black cross on the calendar break her spirits.

Mum Taj Bagam Ab Razak still hopes to see her son.

"Yes, I believe if he's alive, he will come back. I'm waiting for that day."

Casting a glance out of the window of her low-cost flat in Ampang, Mum Taj recounted the Saturday when her youngest son got lost.

"That time, it was like today. Raining. He was riding his bicycle."

The family, among the last to move out of the squatter area in Lembah Jaya Selatan, Ampang, was busy packing up when at 3pm, they realised something amiss.

Eight-year-old Syed Ahmad Kushairi Syed Jamal didn't respond to calls.

His eldest sister went out in search for him, only to find the boy's bicycle lying by a monsoon drain.

Kushairi was cycling a few metres away from home for half an hour. That was the last his family saw of him.

A missing child report was lodged, the Fire and Rescue Services Department came and went, and Mum Taj has seen more than 30 bomoh.

A rescue officer told Mum Taj that from his experience, the boy didn't fall into a drain.

"I believe him, because Kushairi is afraid of water. Even in Sunway Lagoon, he didn't want to mandi. He'd hold on tight to us when he had to cross over some drains.

"I also know my son didn't follow a stranger because he's shy. He doesn't talk, play or go near any stranger."

All the shamans, said Mum Taj, told her that her son is alive.

"They told me, saudara ambik. Saudara sakit hati. Budak itu di tangan orang. Siapa takde anak."

(A relative took him away because of angst. The child is in someone's hands. Someone who is childless.)

Even before this revelation, Mum Taj's instinct told her the same.

A few more reports were lodged, the case was reclassified as abduction. Mum Taj has provided fresh information from time to time.

Calls to the police for updates all these years were always met with the response that they are too busy to meet us.

"People tell me not to worry since the bomoh said my son is being taken care of by someone. It's easy for people to say that. But I cannot live like that."

Mum Taj, who has four other children, is constantly worried about her son's welfare.

She doesn't know how well her son is treated, whether he has enough to eat.

"There's nothing much we can do but wait.

"In my dreams, my son hugs us and cries. He scolds us, asking why we never came and looked for him. It breaks my heart."
- New Straits Times



Ketengah help for Sharlinie's family

2008-09-21T22:34:20.008+08:00

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Mohd Nashar Mat Hussain and his wife Suraya Ahmad building their house. At right is their daughter Sharliena.

DUNGUN: The Central Terengganu Development Authority (Ketengah) will help complete the home of the family of Sharlinie Mohd Nashar, the girl who went missing from her home in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, earlier this year.

The family had moved here earlier this month to find peace and security and to start a new life, and Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said has ordered Ketengah to aid them.

The family is staying at Sharlinie's paternal grandfather's house while waiting for their new home to be completed.

"I hope Ketengah can help complete the house as soon as possible to help ease the family's burden," said Ahmad, who is also Ketengah's chairman.

He was speaking to reporters after visiting the family at Sharlinie's aunt's house in Kampung Padang Pulut. Also present was state Tourism, Culture, Arts and Heritage Committee chairman Datuk Za'abar Mohd Adib.

Ahmad added Ketengah would also look into other ways to help the family.

Sharlinie went missing from her home in Taman Medan in Petaling Jaya on Jan 9.

Sharlinie's father, Mohd Nashar Mat Hussain, 29, said Hari Raya celebrations this year would be a quiet affair as Sharlinie was not around.

"She was the most cheerful and loved to go to the Ramadan bazaars. She would also drag her siblings along to go out," he said, adding that Sharlinie loved otak-otak, rendang and lemang.

Mohd Nasar said a bomoh he contacted two weeks ago told them that his daughter was still alive and was in the country.

- NST



Murid tahun lima nyaris diculik

2008-09-19T22:16:09.311+08:00

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BANDAR KINRARA - Selepas negara ini digemparkan dengan tiga kes penculikan kanak-kanak di sekitar Kuala Lumpur, Selangor dan yang terbaru di Johor Bahru tahun ini, penduduk di sebuah pangsapuri kos rendah di sini pula gempar apabila seorang kanak-kanak lelaki nyaris diculik 9 September lalu.

Dalam kejadian kira-kira jam 7.13 malam, murid tahun lima dari sebuah sekolah berdekatan itu dikatakan sedang duduk bersendirian di tembok batu berdekatan pintu lif rumahnya.

Ibu mangsa yang enggan dikenali berkata, kejadian berlaku ketika umat Islam di negara ini sedang menunggu waktu berbuka puasa di rumah masing-masing.

Katanya, anaknya memaklumkan ketika duduk bersendirian di tembok batu itu, dia didatangi dua lelaki Melayu yang memeluk dari belakang dan memikulnya masuk ke dalam sebuah van berwarna putih.

Ujarnya lagi, dengan saiz tubuh badan yang kecil, kedua-dua lelaki itu dengan mudah mendukung anaknya dan menyumbatkannya ke dalam van menggunakan pintu belakang kenderaan itu.

“Dia yang tergamam dengan kejadian itu kemudian meronta-ronta di dalam van meminta dilepaskan tetapi permintaannya tidak diendahkan.

“Namun anak lelaki saya berjaya melepaskan diri apabila salah seorang daripada suspek memperlahankan van dipandunya kira-kira 100 meter dari tempat kejadian ketika melalui kawasan bazar Ramadan.

“Ketika salah seorang suspek memperlahankan kereta, anak saya yang berusia 11 tahun itu kemudian bertindak nekad membuka pintu tepi dan terus terjun keluar daripada van.

- Sinar Harian



Hiba Aidilfitri tanpa Nurin

2008-09-18T23:38:51.122+08:00

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JAZIMIN dan keluarga menziarahi pusara Nurin di Gombak semalam.

KUALA LUMPUR - Luka di hati keluarga Allahyarham Nurin Jazlin Jazimin (gambar kecil) masih belum sembuh sungguhpun telah genap setahun kanak-kanak malang yang berumur sembilan tahun itu dibunuh secara kejam oleh manusia yang tidak berhati perut.

Bagi Jazimin Abdul Jalil, 34, dan isterinya Norazian Bistaman, 36, luka di hati mereka masih berdarah dan kenangan terhadap anak kedua mereka itu terus segar terutama dalam menjalani ibadah puasa dan menjelang sambutan Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Ini merupakan kali kedua mereka menyambut hari raya tanpa kehadiran seorang insan dalam keluarga yang bergelar 'Kak Ngah' di kalangan empat adik beradik itu.

Sungguhpun pahit untuk ditelan, namun bagi Jazimin, isteri serta tiga lagi anak mereka, terpaksa merelakan pemergian Nurin dan redha dengan ketentuan Ilahi.

Syawal yang bakal menjelang tidak lama lagi, seakan-akan mengingatkan kembali gelagat Nurin semasa berpuasa dan ketika membuat persiapan menyambut hari raya, kata Jazimin ketika ditemui di rumahnya di PPR Ayer Panas, Setapak di sini semalam.

"Kalau diikutkan hati memang kami tak sanggup untuk beraya dengan ketiadaan Nurin tetapi kami ada anak-anak lain yang masih memerlukan perhatian... takkan kami nak terus mengikut perasaan hingga mengabaikan mereka," katanya sambil merujuk kepada tiga anak mereka iaitu Nurin Jazira, 10, Nurin Jazlina, 7, dan Nurin Jazlisa, 2."

Isterinya pula berkata hanya baju raya tahun lepas kepunyaan puteri keduanya itu yang masih disimpan dan ianya menjadi pengubat kerinduan buat mereka sekeluarga.

"Sebelum arwah hilang, kami ada buatkan dua pasang baju kurung untuk dia.

Salah satu adalah kain pilihannya sendiri. Beria-ia sangat dia nak pakai... Tapi tak sangka pula dia tak sempat bergaya dengan baju kurungnya itu.

"Biarlah baju ini disimpan. Tak nak beri pada kak long (anaknya yang sulung) walaupun dia boleh pakai. Biarlah mereka pakai baju mereka sendiri," katanya. - Bernama (Published by Kosmo Online)



Nurin Jazlin: One Year After

2008-09-17T22:09:18.786+08:00

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 (Bernama) -- One year ago today the battered body of little nine-year old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin was found stuffed in a sports bag.

For her father, Jazimin Abdul Jalil, 34, and mother Norazian Bistaman, 36, the pain of losing for their second child lingers on as Hari Raya approaches.

This is the second time they commemorate the day without their second child nicknamed 'Kak Ngah'.

Nurin's parents and her three siblings have accepted her death as preordained by God.

Nevertheless, Hari Raya will bring back memories of her antics during the fasting month, said Jazimin when met by Bernama at his house at PPR Ayer Panas, Setapak here Wednesday.

"As parents, we do not feel we should be celebrating without Nurin. But we have other children who need our love, we should not go overboard with our grief that we ignore their needs," Jazimin said, referring to his surviving daughters Nurin Jazira, 10, Nurin Jazlina, 7, and Nurin Jazlisa, 2.

His wife has kept Nurin's last Hari Raya dress as remembrance.

Norazian recalled that Nurin liked to break her fast with Roti John (french bread with omelette and mincemeat) and kebab while her favourite Hari Raya dish was lemang (glutinous rice and coconut milk cooked in bamboo) and rendang (meat cooked in coconut milk and spices).

"I still remember that Nurin was the easiest to wake up for sahur (pre-dawn meal before fasting), Nurin's mother said while caressing her dress.

Jazimin said that this year, the family will celebrate Hari Raya on a moderate scale. They will pay a visit to Nurin's grave before going back to his wife's hometown in Selama, Perak.

When asked about the legal suit that he had filed against the Inspector-General of Police and the government for casting aspersions that his daughter's disappearance was due to his alleged dealings with loan sharks, Jazimin said he was still waiting for the outcome.

According to him, winning or losing is immaterial; what's important is that he clears his reputation.

"I ask that people do not make wild speculations whenever a child goes missing and put the blame solely on the parents, without knowing what actually transpired," he said.

On Aug 20, last year Nurin, a year-two student of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak, was reported missing from her house in Section 1 Wangsa Maju.

Her body was found last year on this day, 27 days after her disappearance and post-mortem results indicated that she died as a result of sexual assault.

-- BERNAMA

This article is also carried in Malaysia Today and The Malaysian Insider. To read Malaysian Today readers' comments on the article, click here.



Sexual crimes a top priority

2008-09-15T22:06:04.735+08:00

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MALAYSIA: SEXUAL crimes amounted to less than one per cent of the total missing children cases in the last five years but the authorities are leaving no stones unturned in their quest to bring these criminals to book.

For the first time, psychological studies on sexual offenders against children, who are still at large, will be done.

Profiling is the process of identifying the offender by understanding the nature of the offence and the way it was carried out.

The profile includes the motives, physical attributes, personality and behavioural tendencies.

Police had also announced that a registry of convicted paedophiles would be maintained.

"The number of sexual cases may be low but the nature of the crime is serious.

"We hope to make some inroads into finding who Nurin's perpetrator was," said ACP Suguram Bibi Munshi Deen, head of the sexual crimes and children division.

The murder of 8-year-old sexual victim Nurin Jazlin Jazimin shocked the nation last year.

Her ravaged body was found stuffed in a sports bag a month after the abduction.

The police are also finalising a standard operating procedure on the response system to missing children reports.

They no longer turn away parents or guardians who lodge a report less than 24 hours after a child has gone missing.

Suguram advised parents or guardians to provide as much information as possible, including the kind of clothes the child was wearing and his/her photographs because the first 48 hours after a child is missing are crucial to his/her safety.

"It's important we get accurate information.

"We have to make decisions on whether the child has been abducted, lost, has gotten into an accident or if the parents are lying to hide a crime against the child."

Suguram said these new policies and practices were in the pipeline even before Nurin's case.

Sharlinie Mohd Nashar, 5, abducted early this year in a playground near her house in Petaling Jaya has yet to be found.

Cases on children who are still missing will not be closed but the police can "discontinue investigating temporarily until fresh leads appear".

Suguram urged parents not to lose hope and to keep providing police with information on the child.

- New Straits Times/Asia News Network



Missing child warning system facing delay

2008-09-14T17:38:38.638+08:00

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HOW long does it take to set up a missing child warning system in Malaysia?

One year and counting.

This is not at all surprising, considering there is little concerted effort put together for a machinery to push forward such a plan.

Following the public uproar over Nurin Jazlin Jazimin's disappearance last year, the child's uncle, Jasni Abdul Jalil, and a group of concerned citizens proposed a nationwide urgent response information network alert system, codenamed Nurin Alert.

The idea is to have a mechanism to activate information on missing children so that it reaches the public in the shortest time possible.

Today, the responsibility to make the alert a reality is still being shuttled among the group, the police and the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development.

Jasni wanted the police to take ownership of the system, but the police said it was the ministry's initiative.

The ministry, however, has said the alert doesn't fall "under its hands".

A year ago, the reception wasn't so, Jasni recalled. The proposal was successfully put forward to former minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Jasni said it was even incorporated into the drafting of the Child Protection Policy in the section on how to react to a missing child report.

Some ideas under the Nurin Alert were adopted during Sharlinie Mohd Nashar's disappearance, he said.

"When Sharlinie went missing, the authorities took the initiative to highlight the case and disseminate information to the public through TV stations and newspapers.

"If you go back to Nurin's time, that didn't happen. No attention was given. The news came out only after the third day. By then anything could have happened.

"But with Sharlinie, the reaction was instantaneous.

"We want a standard operating procedure on how the issue of missing children should be handled.

"We don't want it to be made based on discretion. It should be clearly laid out."

Part of the suggestions put up by the group is that in the event of a missing child report, the police would have to decide quickly whether to put out a nationwide information alert.

The Nurin Alert could be triggered, without the need for parents to approach the media for their case to be highlighted.

The authorities should act because they are in a better position to tell if the case deserves immediate public notification, said Jasni.

The criteria for raising a national alert, the group suggested, should be when the child is below 15 and when police have determined it has nothing to do with parental disputes and believe there's real danger involved.

Also in the proposal was for radio stations and public address systems in malls or mosques in the area where the child went missing to give a description of the child.

"The public can play their part. Maybe someone saw a child being snatched."
= NST Online



Sharlinie’s dad still hopeful she will return

2008-09-14T00:59:50.530+08:00

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Saturday September 13, 2008

DUNGUN: The father of missing five-year-old Sharlinie, still harbours belief that his daughter is alive and well.

Mohd Nashar Mat Hussein also believes his youngest child, who went missing in in Petaling Jaya on Jan 9, is still in the country.

“Yes, I received news from Petaling Jaya police a couple of months ago that they have obtained leads that my child is alive and still in the country. It’s only matter of time before our daughter will be reunited with us,” the father of three said after Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said visited him and presented Hari Raya aid to the family yesterday.

Mohd Nashar decided to move out from his rented house in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya, and return to his family home in Kampung Padang Pulut here to get over the bitter episode. The family shifted here last week and are helping out at a food stall ope­rated by Mohd Nashar’s elder sister.

Mohd Nashar said another confirmation of his daughter’s wellbeing was given by a traditional medicine practitioner from Perak.

“He told us that Sharlinie is safe and would return to us very soon. It may sound ridiculous, but I am optimistic that my girl will be found,” he said.

Mohd Nashar said Sharlinie’s two other siblings, Nurul Amirah, 11, and Sharliena, eight, also miss their sister deeply.

“Buka puasa is a quiet affair for all of us and that why we decided to return to our hometown to erase the painful experience we endured when Sharlinie went missing,” he said.

He said Sharlinie often accompanied him to the Ramadan Bazaar at Taman Medan during the previous fasting month.

“This time she is not here. My wife (Suraya Ahmad, 28) is gloomy, she still can’t forget the episode,” he added.

“Maybe this Hari Raya will be a new beginning for my family with her returning very soon,” he said.

Earlier, Ahmad announced a Hari Raya gift for Mohd Nashar’s family. The state government has agreed to build them a new home.

The new house will be built on a plot of land owned by Mohd Nas-har’s father Mat Hussein Awang Kechik, 60.

- Star Online



Tinta: Jangan biarkan kes kanak-kanak hilang berulang

2008-09-11T23:23:56.664+08:00

Oleh Fadzlena Jafarfadzlena@bharian.com.myAssalamualaikum SALAM Ramadan! Kedatangan bulan mulia ini sememangnya sentiasa dinantikan masyarakat Islam di negara ini. Selain kehadiran pelbagai juadah enak yang boleh didapati di bazar Ramadan, bulan ini juga memberikan ruang untuk kita menambah amal ibadat. Bagi yang sedang membuat persiapan Aidilfitri ini, pastikan semuanya berjalan lancar. Jangan kerana terlalu sibuk membeli-belah kelengkapan baru seperti baju, perabot ataupun kuih raya, anda lupa untuk menjaga keselamatan anak terutama jika berkunjung ke pusat beli-belah yang pastinya dibanjiri orang ramai yang turut membuat persiapan akhir. Jadikan iktibar kehilangan kanak-kanak yang banyak dilaporkan sejak kebelakangan ini. Jika anda masih ingat kes kehilangan kanak-kanak berusia lima tahun, Muhammad Nazrin Ghazali (kini tujuh tahun) di sebuah gedung beli-belah di ibu negara dua tahun lalu ketika keluarganya sibuk membeli-belah, seharusnya anda akan menjadi lebih berhati-hati. Walaupun Muhammad Nazrin atau lebih dikenali sebagai Adik Yin, selamat ditemui, tempoh yang dilalui sepanjang beberapa minggu kehilangannya pasti menjadi pengalaman ‘menakutkan’ yang tidak mahu dilalui lagi oleh kedua-dua ibu bapanya. Orang kata, anak bagaikan nadi kehidupan kita. Kehilangan mereka, tidak kira apa punca sekali pun, boleh menyebabkan seseorang itu berasa sebahagian daripada diri mereka turut mati. Tanyalah kepada ibu bapa yang pernah melalui pengalaman seperti Ghazali. Saya pernah bertemu Ghazali dan isteri ketika mereka berkunjung ke pejabat Berita Harian sejurus penemuan kanak-kanak itu. Bagi mereka sejak kehilangan Adik Yin, setiap detik dirasakan begitu menyesakkan diri mengenangkan nasib anak yang hilang, entahkan hidup, entahkan mati. Malah, setiap saat peristiwa itu bermain di fikiran mereka sehingga ada kalanya terdetik di hati, jika tidak datang ke gedung beli-belah itu mahupun Kuala Lumpur (keluarga Ghazali menetap di Perak), tidak mungkin peristiwa itu akan berlaku. Apapun, bersyukur kerana nasib Adik Yin sudah diketahui. Bagaimana pula dengan adik Sharlinie dan Awi yang sehingga ke hari ini masih tidak ditemui? Jika masih hidup, di mana mereka, siapa yang menjaga? Namun, jika sebaliknya, tunjukkan kubur mereka. Kehilangan dua kanak-kanak itu adalah antara puluhan atau ratusan kes yang sehingga hari ini masih tidak berjaya diselesaikan. Masih ingat lagi dengan kehilangan kanak-kanak berusia tujuh tahun, Tin Song Sheng yang dikatakan diculik di depan sekolahnya di Klang pada 12 Januari 1996. Kini sudah lebih 12 tahun Shong Sheng hilang, tetapi kehilangannya masih diratapi ibunya dan terus mengharap untuk menemui si kecil biar dalam keadaan apa sekali pun. Ada pelbagai teori diketengahkan mengenai kehilangan kanak-kanak seperti mereka, antaranya digunakan sindiket untuk bekerja atau dijadikan peminta sedekah di negara asing terutama apabila heboh beberapa tahun lalu mengenai kelibat kanak-kanak itu yang dikatakan dilihat di selatan Thai sedang meminta sedekah. Tidak kira apapun punca kehilangan mereka, kita harap satu hari nanti mereka diketemukan semula dengan keluarga tersayang. Justeru, pada Ramadan yang mulia ini jadikan kisah mereka sebagai peringatan penting terutama apabila membawa anak ke pusat beli-belah, lebih-lebih lagi menjelang lebaran, kebanyakan pusat beli-belah atau pasar raya penuh dengan orang ramai yang turut mempunyai tujuan sama seperti anda, menyediakan persiapan Aidilfitri. Tetapi, bak kata orang, rambut sama hitam, hati lain-lain. Mungkin ada juga yang berniat jahat dan ingin mengambil kesempatan di tengah kesibukan menyediakan persiapan lebaran. Jadi, berhati-hatilah. Jangan biarkan peristiwa yang menghantui keluarga kanak-kanak Ghazali itu turut menghantui anda kelak. Pada masa sama, marilah kita b[...]



Keluarga Sharlinie sayu berbuka puasa

2008-09-09T22:22:21.599+08:00

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Oleh IRMAN HASHIM

DUNGUN 3 Sept. - Suasana sayu dan sepi tetap menyelubungi keluarga Mohd. Nashar Mat Hussein yang mula berbuka puasa di kampung mereka di sini, selepas meninggalkan tempat tinggal lama di ibu kota bagi mencari ketenangan sejak kehilangan Sharlinie lapan bulan lalu.

Namun tempat baru nampaknya tetap tidak mampu menghilangkan kerinduan keluarga ini terhadap keletah Sharlinie, 5, bersama dua kakaknya, Nurul Amirah, 11, dan Sharliena, 8, setiap kali waktu berbuka.

Mohd. Nashar, 29, berkata, anak bongsunya itu sering dibawa menemaninya membeli juadah berbuka puasa di pasar Ramadan berdekatan rumah mereka di Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya.

"Setiap kali, kami pergi membeli juadah berbuka puasa, Sharlinie akan meminta saya membeli otak-otak kegemarannya," katanya ketika ditemui di rumah ayahnya, Mat Hussein Awang Kechik, 60, di Kampung Bentong Padang Pulut di sini semalam.

Sharlinie diculik ketika dalam perjalanan pulang selepas bermain dengan kakaknya, Sharliena di padang permainan yang terletak kira-kira 200 meter dari rumah mereka di Taman Medan pada 9 Januari lalu.

Sejak itu, selain polis, pelbagai pihak termasuk media dan orang perseorangan menghulurkan bantuan mencarinya tetapi sehingga kini usaha itu masih gagal membuahkan hasil.

Mohd. Nashar mengambil keputusan untuk berpindah ke Dungun semalam selepas tidak sanggup berada di rumah sewa di Taman Medan ekoran kejadian penculikan itu.

Beliau berkata, Ramadan kali ini hanya disambut secara sederhana dan mereka sekeluarga masih tidak memikirkan persiapan Aidilfitri.

"Masih belum ada berita tentang penemuan Sharlinie sehingga ke hari ini tetapi kami masih bersemangat untuk mencarinya," katanya.

Beliau menaruh harapan dan berdoa agar anak bongsunya itu akan pulang sebelum Hari Raya Aidilfitri bagi mengembalikan keceriaan mereka sekeluarga.
- Utusan Online



‘Pulangkan anakku’

2008-09-05T22:35:34.389+08:00

Oleh Mohd Nur Asnawi Daudasnawi@hmetro.com.myKUALA LUMPUR: “Saya mengharapkan Awi dipulangkan Ramadan ini. Semoga Aidilfitri nanti lebih bermakna buat kami sekeluarga,” rayu ibu Muhamad Asmawi Jalaludin, 11, kanak-kanak yang hilang di Pantai Dalam di sini, sejak 9 Mac lalu.Rozita Mat Hassan, 50, berkata dia sekeluarga amat merindui Awi, apatah lagi ketika umat Islam sedang berpuasa apabila mengenangkan celotehnya menunaikan ibadat itu. “Kalau bulan puasa, dialah yang paling gembira kerana sering diberikan wang oleh penduduk setempat yang sukakannya.“Di bulan yang mulia ini, diharapkan terbukalah hati orang yang menyembunyikan anak bongsu saya itu supaya mengembalikannya ke pangkuan keluarga,” katanya ketika ditemui di rumahnya Jalan Pantai Permai 4, Pantai Dalam di sini, malam tadi.Menurutnya, dia tetap berikhtiar menjejaki Awi walaupun operasi pihak berkuasa selama ini gagal menemuinya.Dia tidak menyalahkan pihak polis kerana menyedari mereka sudah melakukan pelbagai usaha.“Saya mengambil inisiatif sendiri, termasuk berjumpa pengamal perubatan tradisional. Walaupun terpaksa berhabis wang, saya tetap melakukannya kerana percaya Awi masih hidup,” katanya. Kebanyakan pengamal perubatan tradisional memberitahu keluarga Rozita bahawa Awi disimpan atau dikurung orang tidak dikenali.Malah, katanya, seorang bomoh turut memberitahu anaknya dipelihara seseorang dan tidak ingin melepaskan Awi kerana terlalu sayangkannya.“Itu usaha saya dan ia akan tetap diteruskan selagi saya terdaya walaupun terpaksa bergolok bergadai.“Naluri saya sebagai ibu kandungnya kuat mengatakan Awi masih hidup dan akan pulang satu hari nanti,” katanya.Rozita yang sering menatap gambar dan pakaian anaknya bagi mengubati kerinduan, berkata Awi seorang yang ceria dan selalu melawak membuatkan dia sekeluarga terasa kehilangannya.Dia turut bercadang pulang ke kampungnya di Rembau, Negeri Sembilan, bagi menenangkan fikiran selain melakukan ikhtiar lain bagi mengesan anaknya.Ditanya mengenai perpindahan keluarga Sharlinie Mohd Nashar ke Dungun, Terengganu, dia terkejut apabila mengetahui perkembangan itu, namun faham dengan perasaan mereka dan alasan berbuat demikian.“Saya dan keluarga Sharlinie saling mengenali antara satu sama lain dan kami saling kunjung-mengunjungi.“Dulu, ketika Mohd Nashar pergi mencari Sharlinie di Indonesia dan Thailand, dia turut bawa bersama gambar Awi untuk dicari di sana. “Malangnya usaha dan niatnya tidak kesampaian. Tidak langsung nampak kelibat kedua-dua kanak-kanak itu,” katanya.Rozita berkata, dia juga pernah melahirkan hasrat kepada keluarga Mohd Nashar untuk berpindah ke kampung halamannya di Negeri Sembilan. Tapi mak cik tidak sangka pula mereka yang berpindah dulu,” kata Rozita sambil mengesat air mata.Awi hilang selepas bermain bersama rakannya di taman permainan berhampiran rumahnya di Jalan Pantai Permai 4, Pantai Dalam di sini, 9 Mac lalu.Dia hilang selepas berpisah dengan rakannya di satu persimpangan kira-kira 50 meter dari rumahnya jam 6.30 petang.Sementara itu, Ketua Polis Daerah Brickfields, Asisten Komisioner Wan Abd Bari Wan Abd Khalid, berkata polis tidak pernah menutup siasatan kes kehilangan kanak-kanak berkenaan.Menurutnya, pihak polis masih meneruskan usaha mengesan Awi.“Kes diklasifikasi sebagai orang hilang dan tidak akan ditutup hingga proses mencari selesai sama ada Awi ditemui masih hidup atau sebaliknya.“Buat masa ini, polis tidak mendapat maklumat baru,” katanya ketika dihubungi Harian Metro, malam tadi. - Harian Metro[...]



Sharlinie's family seeks peace, hope in Dungun

2008-09-04T22:24:47.473+08:00

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PETALING JAYA: Although they now call Dungun, Terengganu, their home, Sharlinie Mohd Nashar's family has not given up hope of finding her.

A visit yesterday to the home of the 5-year-old girl, who has been missing since January, to find out how the family was coping proved to be futile as their neighbours in Taman Medan here said the family had moved to Terengganu on Sunday.

Contacted later by telephone, Sharlinie's father, Mohd Nashar Mat Hussain, 29, said the decision to move was not to forget the incident but instead for the family to seek peace and start a new life.

"Ramadan this year will be quiet without Sharlinie.

"That's why we decided to move and celebrate Ramadan in a village atmosphere that is peaceful and calm," he said.

The pressures of the higher cost of living in the city was also a reason why the family decided to move, he said, adding that he was still looking for a job to support his family.

He said memories of Sharlinie's antics when she followed him to the Ramadan bazaar still lingered in his mind.

"Her mother is still sad and both her sisters often ask 'when is Nini coming home ... we can celebrate Hari Raya together'.

"It breaks my heart."

Mohd Nashar said the family now lived at his father's house and Sharlinie's sisters, Nurul Amirah, 11 and Sharliena, 8, would begin studying at a new school in Dungun tomorrow.

"Our move may be temporary. We have not decided yet whether or not we want to stay here for good or return to Kuala Lumpur."

Sharlinie's mother, Suraya Ahmad, 28, said that she had never lost faith that her daughter would one day be found.

"During this month of Ramadan, we hope that Sharlinie will return.

"I hope that whoever took my daughter will give her back to us so that we can celebrate Hari Raya with Nini," she said.

Sharlinie was reported missing around 11.30am on Jan 9 while playing with her sister at a playground located 200 metres from their house in Taman Medan. -- Bernama



Preventing crimes against children

2008-09-01T08:40:08.804+08:00

By Sekina JosephSome 242 children in Malaysia were reported missing between January and March, out of which only half have been found. So who do we blame -- the parents, police or stakeholders for not addressing the weaknesses and failures of the system?Consider these cases: Nine-year-old Ang May Hong went missing on Apr. 12, 1987 while buying breakfast with her brother. She was later found dead and sexually abused near her home. On Dec. 10, 1995, Chai Sieu Chi, age 10 disappeared while playing not far from her home and is still missing. On Jan. 12, 1996, seven-year-old Tin Song Sheng was abducted outside his school and as rumors go, is handicapped and forced into begging in Thailand. In October 2000, six-year-old Nushuhada Burak was kidnapped on her way to a shop and later found raped and murdered in a rooftop water tank. On Jan. 28, 2004, Nurul Huda Abdul Ghani age 10 was abducted on her way home from a shop. Her naked body was found near an electric station guardhouse. She was gang raped, sodomized and strangled. On Aug. 20, 2007, Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, went missing on his way to a night market. The eight-year-old was found in a sports bag a month later, sexually assaulted and brutally murdered. On Jan. 9, 2008, Sharlinie Mohd Nasha, disappeared while playing with her eight year old sister at a playground near her house. The five-year-old is still missing. On Mar. 9, 2008, Mohd Asmawi Jalaludin disappeared on his way home from a playground near his house. The 11 year old has not been traced since.Although the crime-solving rate of the police is about 40 percent higher than the Interpol benchmark of 20 percent, it has failed to solve a large number of cases related to crimes involving missing children.The problem could be that the police are overworked and not adequately motivated. This might be due to the large number of cases and a shortage of manpower. I was told that sometimes they get around 11 cases at a time.Police training needs to improve and must emphasize on people skills, which are important when dealing with victims and their families. This is also because they have to deal with child witnesses, which can hamper investigation as far as credibility goes. While I believe that police are trained in investigative skills techniques, the problem may lie in their attitude towards the investigation process. For example, not being vigilant at the crime scene can result in missing crucial clues and evidence.However, in cases involving missing minors, the blame cannot be put solely on the police, as the chances of solving such cases are low due to little or no evidence at the crime scene. Also, police have to rely heavily on leads from witnesses and most of the time from uncooperative members of the public. Therefore, prevention is more effective and the community should play a bigger and active role in this respect. Parents should ensure the safety of their children by not allowing them to roam in their neighborhoods, parks, playgrounds and markets without adequate supervision.Posters of missing children and circulating pamphlets will not help a lot in alerting the public. Instead, creating more public awareness on these issues, training people, and galvanizing the support of various agencies like the police, the judiciary, welfare and social organizations and the Interpol can help prevent such crimes. Everybody in society should assume responsibility, understand their role and connect to the wider process of preventing crimes against children.Our children are our legacy and a gift from God. As responsible adults and parents we must take good care of them.We, as humans irrespective of being migrants, illegal entran[...]



Nurin pix culprit known ...... since November 2007

2008-08-25T23:00:45.403+08:00

"THE authorities have identified the culprit responsible for circulating post-mortem pictures of child murder victim Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, Harian Metro reported.

Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar was quoted as saying that the case has been taken over by Bukit Aman.

Nurin’s father Jazimin Abdul Jalil, 34, had on Thursday filed a negligence suit against the police and Government over post-mortem photographs of his daughter appearing online." - Star Online


The above news items appeared at most other newspapers reporting Datuk Khalid's reaction on the suit filed by Jazimin last Thursday.

Ironically, such statement was actually made by none other than the Inspector General himself as early as November 3rd, 2007, almost TEN months ago.

To recap, here's the news item carried by Bernama on that particular day :-

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 (Bernama) -- The identity of the individual responsible for distributing the autopsy pictures of murdered Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, eight, has been identified and will be charged in court soon.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan who disclosed this Friday night, said the investigation had been completed.

"We have identified the person and he will be charged soon. We will inform the media when we are ready to charge him," he told reporters after a police Hari Raya Aidilfitri open house at the Police Training Centre here.

He said the police could not provide more details on the individual as investigations into Nurin's murder case were still ongoing.

The autopsy pictures of Nurin, a Year Two pupil of Sekolah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak who went missing in August and whose dead body was found stuffed in a sports bag in the PJS area on Sept 20, were widely distributed through the Internet last month.


Can anyone now blame Nurin's parents for filing the suit after such a long period of lull with no charges, no news after almost ten months! Put yourself in Nurin's parents shoes, only then you'll understand.

Jasni AJ



Khalid: We did our best in Nurin probe

2008-08-25T13:00:32.561+08:00

SUBANG JAYA: The Selangor police chief yesterday said he was satisfied with the way his men had carried out the probe into the sexual assault and murder of 8-year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin.

Responding to the civil suits filed by Nurin's father, Jazimin Abdul Jalil, last Thursday, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said: "My men have done their best in the investigation and I have no complaints. I am a bit disappointed by the suits but I will take them in stride."

Khalid said this after the launch of a crime-prevention seminar at a hotel here yesterday in conjunction with the National Crime Prevention Month.

"This is part and parcel of the job, and my men and I will not dwell on this matter.

"Nurin's case is still open.

"He has the right to file the civil suits but they will not discourage my men from carrying out their duties and responsibilities.

"Once the DNA Profiling Act is passed by Parliament, it will give a new dimension to the case."

The DNA Identification Bill 2008, in the pipeline since 2001, seeks to make the extraction of DNA samples from the accused compulsory in some instances.

On Thursday, Jazimin filed two suits against the police and the government at the Kuala Lumpur High Court Registry for negligence and defamation. The suits, which were filed through Messrs Akbardin & Co, coincided with the girl's one-year death anniversary.

Jazimin is suing the police and government over circulation of Nurin's post-mortem pictures over the Internet and on their alleged defamatory statements that he lost his daughter because of his alleged involvement with loan sharks.

The Inspector-General of Police, Selangor police chief, Petaling Jaya police chief and the government were named as defendants.

Jazimin, claimed that the defendants were negligent in allowing the photos to be circulated on the Internet which traumatised his family.

In the defamation suit, Jazimin sued the police and the government for RM2 million in general damages, exemplary and aggravated damages for tarnishing his reputation.

Nurin, a Year Two pupil of SK Desa Setapak, was abducted some 500m from her house in Section 1, Wangsa Maju on Aug 20 last year.

Her sexually ravaged body was found in a sports bag outside a shoplot in PJS 1, Petaling Jaya, 28 days later.

Khalid also voiced his concern that certain goldsmiths in the state had installed sub-standard surveillance equipment.

"Sometimes when a robbery occurs at a goldsmith and police review the closed-circuit television camera recordings to identify the suspects, the image is unclear or blurry.

"There were instances where there were no images at all."

Meanwhile, Nurin Jazlin's family held a prayer session yesterday to commemorate the first anniversary of her disappearance.

The prayer was held at the family's home at the Kampung Baru Air Panas flats in Setapak. It was attended by more than 250 people.

- Sunday Times



Kes Nurin Tidak Akan Ditutup Meskipun Bapanya Saman Polis

2008-08-24T15:23:30.521+08:00

PETALING JAYA, 23 Ogos (Bernama) -- Polis tidak akan sesekali menghentikan siasatan kes pembunuhan Nurin Jazlin malahan akan terus memburu pembunuh kanak-kanak malang itu biarpun bapa kanak-kanak itu, Jazimin Abdul Jalil memfailkan saman terhadap pasukan polis.Ketua Polis Selangor Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar menegaskan polis tidak akan menutup kes pembunuhan tersebut hanya kerana berhadapan dengan kes saman itu bahkan masih mengumpul bukti-bukti bagi mengesan penjenayah terbabit."Tanggungjawab pihak polis untuk mengesan penjenayah akan tetap diteruskan. Itu hak beliau untuk saman sekiranya berasakan kami bersalah.. sekiranya beliau tetap tidak berpuas hati."Apa yang saya boleh katakan, seluruh pasukan polis termasuk pegawai-pegawai saya sudah dan akan terus melakukan yang terbaik dalam mengesan pembunuh Nurin justeru tidak benarlah sekiranya polis dikatakan menghentikan siasatan," katanya kepada pemberita selepas menghadiri seminar pencegahan jenayah sempena Bulan Pencegahan Jenayah di sini Sabtu.Beliau tidak menafikan timbul sedikit perasaan kecewa atas tindakan Jazimin memfailkan saman terhadap pasukan polis tetapi beliau menganggapnya sebagai asam garam dalam menjalankan tugas sebagai ketua polis."Saya sedikit kecewa tetapi ini tidak akan sesekali melemahkan semangat kami, kes saman menyaman saya lihat sebagai asam garam. Kalau kita nak fikirkan sangat pasal saman itu, nanti kerja lain pula yang tidak terbuat," katanya.Ditanya mengenai penyebaran gambar autopsi Nurin, Khalid berkata polis sudah mengenalpasti individu yang terlibat tetapi enggan mengulas lanjut berikutan ia bukan di bawah bidang kuasa beliau."Kes berkenaan kini diambil alih Ibu Pejabat Polis Kontinjen Bukit Aman dan ia kini terpulang kepada pegawai polis berkaitan (yang menyiasat kes itu) untuk mengambil tindakan selanjutnya," katanya.Jazimin, 34, memfailkan dua saman terhadap polis dan kerajaan Malaysia pada Khamis lepas berhubung penyebaran gambar autopsi anaknya melalui internet dan pernyataan fitnah kononnya beliau kehilangan Nurin kerana terlibat dengan ceti haram, 'Ah Long'.Pekerja di syarikat keselamatan itu memfailkan saman kecuaian dan saman fitnah di pejabat pendaftar Mahkamah Tinggi Sivil Kuala Lumpur dan menamakan Khalid selain Ketua Polis Negara, Ketua Polis Daerah Petaling Jaya dan Kerajaan Malaysia sebagai defendan.Rabu lepas genap setahun kehilangan Nurin yang berlaku semasa kanak-kanak itu keluar seorang diri ke pasar malam berhampiran rumahnya di Seksyen 1, Wangsa Maju, sebelum mayatnya dijumpai pada 17 Sept tahun lepas di dalam beg sukan di Jalan PJS 1/48, Taman Petaling Utama, selepas 27 hari kehilangannya.Khalid berkata pihaknya turut berharap supaya Rang Undang-Undang Identifikasi Asid Deoksiribonukleik (DNA) 2008 dapat diluluskan segera bagi memudahkan tangkapan penjenayah dilakukan terutamanya bagi kes jenayah yang sukar dikesan seperti rogol, rompakan bersenjata dan bunuh.Sementara itu, beliau menasihatkan pemilik-pemilik premis perniagaan agar memasang kamera litar tertutup (CCTV) yang bermutu tinggi agar apabila sesuatu kejadian jenayah berlaku, suspek mudah dikenalpasti."Banyak premis terutamanya kedai emas memasang CCTV yang kualitinya rendah justeru rakaman imej menjadi kurang jelas dan ini menyukarkan kerja untuk mengecam suspek apabila berlaku sesuatu perkara yang tidak diingini," katanya.- BERNAMA[...]



Sekitar Majlis Tahlil Arwah Nurin Ulangtahun Pertama

2008-08-24T16:04:30.148+08:00

(image) Tanpa kita sedari, sudah genap setahun Arwah Nurin diculik. Petang Selasa 20 Ogos 2007 adalah kali terakhir ibubapanya melihat Nurin dalam keadaan hidup. 27 hari kemudian, mayatnya yang terkujur layu kesan penderaan telah dijumpainya dan setelah disahkan identiti mayat itu, akhirnya jenazahnya sempurna disemadikan.

Peristiwa yang menyayat hati ini pasti sudah sukar dilupakan. Bagi mengenang arwah Nurin, satu majlis tahlil sempena perginya Arwah Nurin selama setahun telah diadakan malam tadi.
(image) Majlis yang hampir secara keseluruhannya dipenuhi oleh jiran-jiran setempat mengingatkan mereka betapa pentingnya memastikan keselamatan anak-anak mereka agar sentiasa terjamin kerana penjenayah tidak memilih mangsa. Yang pasti, anak siapapun boleh menjadi mangsa penjenayah gila ini.

Masyarakat mengetahui yang sehingga setakat ini, penjenayah itu masih belum dikenalpasti dan oleh itu ia mungkin sahaja berada dimana-mana, mencari mangsa barunya. Oleh itu, berwaspadalah. Jangan sekali-kali kita memikirkan yang malang tidak akan terjadi kepada kita kerana anggapan yang ianya hanya akan berlaku kepada ibubapa bermasalah sahaja, satu andaian yang mendorong Jazimin untuk mengambil tindakan saman terhadap pihak polis dan kerajaan Malaysia yang telah cuba memberikan sebab-sebab terjadinya tragedi Nurin di peringkat awal dan tidak pernah diperbetulkan sehingga hari ini.
(image) Berbalik kepada majlis tahlil itu, para hadiran yang hampir mencecah 300 orang itu telah disajikan dengan jamuan tajaan Ali Maju Restoran, sebuah syarikat yang telah sentiasa menyokong ibubapa Nurin dalam mengharungi keperitan kehilangan anak mereka sejak dari awal lagi.

Semoga roh arwah Nurin sentiasa terpelihara. Amin.

Jasni AJ



Nurin Murder Case: Dead end at every turn for investigators

2008-08-22T00:11:49.695+08:00

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By : V. Shuman

KUALA LUMPUR: It was by far one of the largest police investigations and even included the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington.

But despite several arrests no one was charged with the abduction and murder of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin

The Year Two pupil of SK Desa Setapak was abducted some 500m from her house in Section 1, Wangsa Maju.

Her frantic family made numerous appeals to her abductors to free the girl as she suffered from hypertension and kidney ailments.

When Nurin did turn up 28 days after she went missing, it was in a sports bag left at the foot of a staircase in a shoplot in Petaling Jaya Selatan.

Police obtained the tape from a closed-circuit television camera from an adjacent shoplot, and released footage that showed a man arriving at the scene on a motorcycle, carrying a sports bag and leaving empty-handed.

The CCTV tape was sent to FBI headquarters to enhance the footage, but they could not obtain a clear image of the registration number of the suspect's motorcycle.

The closest thing to a lead from the tape was a blurry image of the suspect, which was released to the media.

Several days later, five people were picked up in several raids in Shah Alam and a watching nation thought justice would finally be served.

However, one of the five, a pregnant woman, was released soon after and the release of the four detained men would follow not much later.

Then, on Sept 29, an Indonesian woman was arrested when it was found that she had, in the preceding weeks, sent text messages to Nurin's father, claiming she had the girl. The woman, however, swallowed the subscriber identity module (SIM) card of the cell phone investigators thought contained evidence linking her with the murder.

Their hopes were dashed, however, when the SIM card, when it was finally flushed out, proved too damaged to have any data extracted.

The lack of evidence meant the foreign woman had to be released, albeit into the "care" of the Immigration Department as she had no valid travel documents.

On Oct 11, police released two more segments of the CCTV recordings showing three men in a Perodua Kenari and a woman wearing a red T-shirt and jeans.

The three men soon turned themselves in but were found to have not been involved in the case. The "woman" in the red T-shirt, meanwhile, turned out to be a 15-year-old girl, who was also released after questioning.

The search for the perpetrators continued as police promised they would not forget Nurin, but it was not until January this year that more arrests were made.

A security guard and a drug addict were picked up, but released four days later, even before their remand orders had expired.

Two months later, Federal CID director Datuk Bakri Zinin, while claiming that the file on Nurin was still open, added that police had failed to solve the case.

- The New Straits Times



More details on Jazimin's Suit Against the Police : From Bernama News Report

2008-08-21T19:11:19.304+08:00

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 (Bernama) -- Jazimin Abdul Jalil, father of Nurin Jazlin, who went missing and was later found murdered, filed two suits against the police and the government Thursday, for neligence and defamation.

The suits were over the circulation of pictures on the post-mortem on Nurin and the alleged defamatory statement that he lost his daughter because of involvement with "Ah Long" or loan sharks.

Jazimin, 34, filed the suits at the Civil High Court registry.

He is seeking general, exemplary and aggravated damages, interest, cost and other reliefs deemed fit by the court in the negligence suit but did not specify the amount.

He named the Inspector-General of Police, Selangor police chief, Petaling Jaya district police chief and the government of Malaysia as defendants.

In the defamation suit, he is seeking RM2 million in general damages, exemplary and aggravated damages and damages for tarnishing his reputation.

He also wants an injunction to restrain the defendants from further spreading the alleged defamation, both orally and in writing in the media and an apology in the local newspapers and a withdrawal of the statement.

(image) Jazimin's lawyer, Akberdin taking questions from journalists at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex (Photo : Jasni AJ)

Jazimin, who was present with his lawyer, Akbardin Abdul Kader, and brother, Jasni, named the Selangor police chief, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar, Inspector-General of Police and the government as defendants in the defamation suit.

Nurin went missing on Aug 20 last year after she went to the night market near her home in Section 1, Wangsa Maju here. He body was found stuffed in a bag 27 days later.

Jazimin told reporters that he filed the suits to clear his name and correct the misconception given to the pulbic that he lost his second child because of dealings with loan sharks.

He was also disappointed with the police for their negligence which resulted in photos of the post-mortem on Nurin being circulated and questioned why no one had been charged so far.

Jazimin, a worker with a security company, claimed in the negiligence suit that several photos on the post-mortem, which he gave to the defendants for police investigation, were circulated to the public via e-mail in September last year.

He lodged a police report on Oct 9, asking the police to stop the circulation by whatever means because the photos were for police investigation into his daughter's abduction and murder.

- BERNAMA



Nurin's Father Has Right To Sue Police - CID Chief

2008-08-21T18:51:27.879+08:00

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 (Bernama) -- Bukit Aman CID director Datuk Bakri Zinin said police cannot stop Jazimin Abdul Jalil, the father of murdered Nurin Jazlin from suing the force.

"If he sues the police, then we will study it. Sometimes, we too can make mistakes," he said when asked to comment on newspaper reports that Jazimin will file a civil suit against the police and government in the Kuala Lumpur High Court Thursday.

Reports said Jazimin would be asking for compensation and retraction of reports that implied he was involved with loans sharks (Ah Long) and an apology over the distribution of Nurin's post-mortem photographs.

Bakri said Nurin's family should not lay all blame on the police and that they were still collecting information to track down the murderers.

"We are not obliged to tell the family members what we do all the time as we have our own strategy in investigating the case."

He said police did not investigate based on emotion but according to needs and based on available proof adding it could not be solved without information form the public.

Nurin, 8, was found dead in a gym bag in front of a shop in Jalan PJS1, Petaling Jaya on Sept 17, 2007.

-- BERNAMA



EDITORIAL: Keep the candle lit

2008-08-21T18:37:19.273+08:00

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A YEAR after the abduction and murder of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, we must take pause to observe this sad anniversary in all sympathy for her bereaved family — as indeed for that of Sharlinie Nashar, lost in similar circumstances eight months ago and not yet found.

The contrasting fates of the children in these two cases raised the most awful conundrum: would it be kinder for such families to know their child is dead, to retrieve her remains for a proper burial in a consecrated grave where they might mourn and pray for her, or to never know what became of her, the better for hope to remain? Such unthinkable dilemmas are universal; the cases of Briton Madeleine McCann last year, American Jon- Benet Ramsey in 1996, and even the Azaria Chamberlain “dingo” case in Australia 28 years ago, all strike to the same depth of anguish.

It would be almost as cruel to suggest the police do not feel just as wretched at such cases as Nur in’s and Sharlinie’s. But when they have to admit total failure in their investigations, it’s entirely understandable for Nurin’s father Jazimin Jalil to chastise them for not having at least done what they could against those who so callously leaked his daughter’s autopsy pictures and distributed them over cellphones. The police can and should make an example of those who would draw salacious pleasure from such horrors, as some cold comfort to offset their failure to track down the monster who did what was done to that child.

Let the harsh lessons be learned. In the society we live in today, those who perpetrate the most heinous of crimes against children seem to have ample scope to simply vanish, either into the interstices of our own communities or over borders.

As in the case of the little boy, Mohd Nazrin Shamsul, who wandered away from a department store in Kuala Lumpur in March 2007 and was taken in by a Myanmar family for a fortnight, it is possible for massively publicised searches to go completely unnoticed by many who reside among us.

There was a happy ending for “Yin”, but not for Nurin or Ninie. Jazimin’s wish to set up an organisation to help victims of such crimes is laudable, not least for underscoring that citizens must take responsibility for their own children’s welfare, and not leave their protection entirely to the authorities. These childrenwere taken within metres of their homes. Vigilance, like charity, must therefore begin there.

- New Straits Times



Nurin Jazlin's father sues cops, govt

2008-08-21T12:23:56.157+08:00

Thursday August 21, 2008 MYT 11:35:22 AM

KUALA LUMPUR: Nurin Jazlin’s father Jazimin Abdul Jalil filed a defamation suit Thursday against the police and the Government for allegedly accusing him of borrowing money from Ah Long.

He also filed a negligence suit against both parties for allowing his daughter Nurin Jazlin’s post-mortem photos to be released online.

Both suits were filed 10.30am Thursday at the Jalan Duta High Court Civil Registry.

- Star Online