Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Four weeks now...but let's not give up


There is still no sign of five-year-old Sharlinie but police say they are not not giving up and are now looking into the possibility of bringing in foreign experts to locate her.

They are doing everything possible to look for Sharlinie who was abducted 28 days ago on January 9 while playing at a playground near her house in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya.

Police are getting help from foreign expertise to see what have not been covered yet, said Federal CID director Datuk Bakri Zinin and who is confident that it is a matter of time before Sharlinie is found.

On Monday morning, a police team rushed to the Smart tunnel following a tip-off. But it turned out negative.

Police do not think the tip-off was a hoax saying that the majority of the callers are geniune and that they will act on every information received. So if you have any information on Nini, please contact police at 03-79662222 or Rakan Cop at 03-21159999 or Sharlinie's father, Mohd Nashar Mat Hussain at 016-2583450/016-2709096.

In the meantime, let us not give up on Sharlinie. Let's continue to pray that she is safe and still...alive. InsyaAllah.

Update: No Need Police Search Warrant To Check On Premises For Missing Sharlinie: Here

9 comments:

puteri said...

Tok Mommy,

I hate to say this but it has been 28 days days and I dont have this "feel good" feeling if you know what I mean.

Why was the police reluctant to get help from interpol when all efforts to find her have failed?

Baru sekarang nak minta bantuan when there was already a suggetion earlier on that Sharlinie's abduction could be the work of an international syndicated Snuff Movie.

Arwah Nurin went missing on August 20th 2007 and her body was found
in a bag discovered at a staircase passageway in Petaling Jaya on September 20th September 2007 - exactly a month later.

Sharlinie has been missing exactly 4 weeks today, as you correctly counted.

It frightens me to think what the outcome will be.

MaryKate said...

I strongly believe that our police should get Interpol's help IMMEDIATELY when any child goes missing. I do not want to give up any hopes but like puteri, the gut feeling is no good. Prayers and hope is all we have now.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

to get a search warrant will only beat the purpose. so in this case, i'm with the cops to simply barge in, especially if the home-owner acts suspiciously.

sesat said...

I share your pessimism Puteri and Marykate. I'm getting more and more despondent with each passing day.

We can only hope and pray that Sharlinie is found soon and alive.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Pueri, Marykate and sesat,

I feel the same way too...that with every passing day the hope and chance of finding her is getting slimmer.

I also believe that the police should have gotten the help of Interpol earlier.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Kerp,

I am angry with the residents of Kuala Selangor who are upset with the police for conducting a house-to-house search without a warrant.

Then Nini's father had to apologise for the inconvenience. Why should he?

Some people are so unthinking. Tak ada perasaan langsung.

Why cant they try at least to put themselves in Encik Mohd Nashar's place...you know, his daughter could be in real danger.

PrincessJournals said...

im no fan of 100% relying on search warrant tho here in the US, u can NOT do anything w/o it. even if they (the cops) feel or know tht there's incriminating evidence in the boot of the car, they stil cannot ask ppl to open it up for them.

with or w/o search warrant, to get interpol's help or not, those are the questions. for the cops, its doom if they do and doom if they dont. i kno law as much as i kno abt mars but 1 thing i do kno is tht law is a tricky matter. just bcoz we think tht its ok to do something, doesnt make it ok in the eye of the law and vice versa.

for those residents, if they were in the US, theyd already be suing for harassment, among others. (at this point, arent we lucky we'r in msia? well not me but u kno wht i mean)

wht im trying to say is tht, its just NOT easy to pin-point where to draw the line.

maria a samad (kak ton) said...

Farina,

I see your point. I know police cannot take the laws into their own hands. There are set procedures – they can’t simply enter a house without a warrant. Maybe under special circumstances. And I suppose Nini’s case can be categorized as such.

Anyway, surely the residents are aware why the police have conducted a house-to-house search in the area after the nationwide media coverage on Nini’s abduction on TV and radio and in the newspapers last the four weeks?

A child’s life could be in real in danger and here they are making so much fuss.

Can’t understand these people. It’s not as though the police have been knocking at the doors saying “Hands up. Police!” like you see police story on TV.

Kalau nak exercise their rights pun, berpada-padalah!

Farina said...

Kak Ton, trust me i do understand the situation and thts wht i mean tht no matter how/wht the police do, there will always be some quarters who are not happy. im sure they kno wht its for but they just cudn careless. theyr only thinking abt themselves.

if it was me, of course i wont mind coz we'r dealing w a missing child here. whc brings back to the real problem whc is the attitude of 'its not my problem'.