Thursday, 15 May 2008

Sharlinie may be a victim of trafficking

For the first time, Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan said that five-year-old-Sharlinie Mohd Nashar who has been missing since Jan 9 might be a victim of an international human trafficking syndicate.

Sharlinie may have been smuggled out of the country by such a syndicate and this is the angle the police are looking into, he said.

He was speaking to reporters after launching the First Asean Regional Crime Prevention Foundation (ARCPF) working group meeting yesterday.

He said this when replying to a question on whether Sharlinie's case was linked to international human trafficking syndicate.

Sharlinie was believed to have been abducted while playing at a playground near her house in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya.

Musa said the issue of human trafficking would be discussed during the meeting, which started Tuesday and ends today.

He said police would continue working with their Asean counterparts in collating information on human trafficking.

The star has the story here.

1 comment:

Michelle said...


It's a relief to know that Sharlinie has not been forgotten, although it really shouldn't have taken this long.

Let's now hope that they really follow closely on this lead, and find Sharlinie.