Wednesday, 21 November 2007

TELL..on the need for Nurin Alert

If you want to know about the NURIN Alert, go get the latest issue of tell magazine (NOV-DEC SPECIAL).

This special issue is dedicated to Nurin, the eight-year-old girl who went missing only to be found brutaly murdered, while it advocates the setting up of NURIN (National Urgent Response Information Network) Alert.

For those not yet in the know, Nuraina A. Samad has been promoting and advocating the introduction of Nurin Alert based on the successful American programme, the Amber Alert in her blog, 3540 Jalan Sudin.

The AMBER Alert is an emergency response plan that brings the authorities and the community together in search for abducted children in the shortest possible time after they go missing.

In this issue Nuraina, who is tell Group Editor, writes on how Amber Alert is being implemented in the States, the pain which Nurin parents' had to endure in finding their missing child only to discover her brutally murdered, other similar incidents, the roundtable discussion with Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil, the proposed Nurin Alert initiative, similar Alert mechanisms elsewhere and comments of Johore's Raja Zarith Sofia.

Hats off to the TELL team, especially to its publisher, Wahti Mahidin, Nuraina & Ahirudin Attan (Rocky) for coming up with this issue on the Nurin Alert in our effort to save the next child.


Shimi Lara said...

Yaayyy Tok Mommy. I still have to go get my copies but I am so excited already. Not everyday we get such good news. I'm telling, I'm telling!!!


maria a samad (kak ton) said...


I've got two extra copies. Rocky distributed the magazines to the bloggers yesterday at my house during the MRT session and asked us to help promote the issue.

If you want, I can post them to you by Poslaju. Can email me at and gimme yr address.

bakaq a.k.a. ~penarik beca said...

Kak Ton,

kutu ni pun nak pi cari sekopi. Nanti saya pi cari di kedai..

Kalu rajin, Pls go here and here

a malaysian in riyadh said...

Kak Ton
Haven't read the SPECIAL issue yet, but the cover is swell, I tell ya. Like Andy Warhol gitu. Definitely a collector's item. And Tell is already an icon in less than a year. Go Nurin Alert go.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Salaam bakaq a.k.a. ~penarik beca,

We'll try to do whatever we can to disseminate information on NURIN Alert.

It's about time, dont you think?

Am glad that you have blogged about it too.

Thanks for dropping by.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Hi aMIR,

Yes, I really like the cover. Very TELLING.

I think this is the best issue so far.

Yeah, go and get one.

MaryKate said...

Hi Tok Mommy,tak sabar sabar to get the copy, will get it urgently!! Let's move forward with Nurin Alert !! Finally, you guys proved that bloggers are not just tin kosong only, but with real substance. At least I have a group of people whom I am proud of :)while it didnt get any better with our leaders, our bloggers just kept on getting better and better :)

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Hi marykate,

Am just happy to do my bit. Must thank farina aka princessjournals who first told my sister, nuraina, about the Amber Alert and how it could be adapted here.

Yes, its true bloggers - like tembam and you included - are doing a fantastic job devoting their time to educate the public on NURIN Alert in their respective blogs.

zainul said...

Kak ton, I'm proud that the idea of NURIN Alert came from the Bloggers. lets give them more of this sort. We know what our values are.

Tahniah guys.

Rocky's Bru said...

kak tonnnnn!

single D, double T.

ahiruDin aTTan!

but you can't go wrong with Rocky.

thank you for the kind words.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Salam zainul,

Agree with you.

Syabash to all these bloggers - notably Nuraina & Ahirudin Attan (rocky) - who have been advocating the inroduction of NURIN Alert.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Rocky (Ahirudin)!

Ok, got it right this time - only one "d". Lol!

Hey, you guys did a great job! Am more than happy to help promote the magazine.

a malaysian in riyadh said...

Enjoyed that little tutorial by Rocky. Quite recently, I was wondering why the Blogger-and-Gentleman emphasised the capital letters (DTT) in his name. We got it know, absolutely. Along the same line, I've lost count how many times I have to correct other people's mistakes when they refer to PricewaterhouseCoopers as Price Waterhouse Coopers or abbreviations like PWC and Pwc, when it should be PwC. Don't know why I did it although I have nothing to do with the firm.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...


Bila rocky tuls "kak tonnnnn", maknaynya tu dia feduplah!

He he he! Dia dah siap tulis nama with one capital "D" and two capital "Ds". Masih tak faham-faham.

I dont think am the only one who has been misspelling his name. Lol!