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.