Sunday, 13 January 2008

Shahrizat: Please Help Find Sharlinie

Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil is calling on all Malaysians to help find five-year-old Sharlinie Mohd Nashar who has been missing since four days ago.

She is appealing to all Malaysians from all walks of life not to leave the task of finding Sharlinie or "Nini", believed to have been abducted, to the police alone.

Sharizat, who is the Women, Family and Community Development Minister, said this to reporters after visiting Sharlinie's parents at their home.

(Among the VIPS who called on her family earlier, were the wife of the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Jean Abdullah and the Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo.)

"We have 26 million people in Malaysia. We should not allow the criminals to cripple our efforts in finding the girl."

Shahrizat also urged all Malaysians to pray for Nini's safety and appealed to the abductor not to inflict any harm on the girl.

"As a mother myself, I appeal to the abductor not to harm Nini and return her safely to her parents," she said.

Sharlinie was reported missing at about 11.30am on Wednesday while playing with her eight-year-old sister, Sharliena, at a playground about 200 metres from their house in Taman Medan here.

Police have since mounted a massive search for her and have distributed posters of Nini and a photofit of the alleged abductor nationwide.

Nini's disappearance has created anxiety among Malaysians following the case of eight-year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, who was found brutally murdered after going missing near her house in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur in October last year.

Meanwhile, Selangor Menteri Besar Selangor Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo announced that the state government would install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTVs) immediately at all public playgrounds for safety measures.

Dr Mohd Khir said that so far 200 CCTVs had been installed at high crime-risk areas in the state and that another 200 CCTVs would be installed by year end.

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