I just noticed this article in the New Straits Times and am suddenly knocking my head against the proverbial brick wall again. Why do we even bother to take any issue to the attention of the politicians in this country? They always try to wash their hands off and pass the issue to the next idiot. If they don”t know what the hell they are talking about then why don’t they just shut up instead of spouting a whole load of crap? Doesn’t the Minister realise that the reason the NURIN Alert was first suggested was because of the way the police mishandled the initial police report and the time it took for the media to take the report seriously, enough time for the child’s life to be at risk? Who cares what they call it, the least she could have done was learn what the system is about and why the AMBER Alert came into being in the first place and not repeat something some officer must have told her. The way Nurin or any other missing child’s report was handled was not anywhere near the way the AMBER Alert-based NURIN Alert was to have been implemented. I wonder if any member of the Royal Malaysian Police Force has been assigned the task of studying the system? What do they have to say about this? Oh, I forget, they did everything they could. Why oh why do we have to go through this again and again. Parents and grandparents, you better take care of your children and grandchildren because the politicians are too busy politicking, or whatever the hell they do when they are supposed to look after the welfare of the rakyat who voted for them, to care about the little ones should some crazed predator pick on yours. As for the police, I give up!! Watch this video posted by www.parentsagainstpredators.org and take care of your children.
Missing children alert system ready
By : Evangeline Majawat
KUALA LUMPUR: The early alert system for missing children is already in place but it is not called Nurin Alert, after Nurin Jazlin Jazimin who was found brutally murdered last year.
Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ng Yen Yen said a mechanism similar to Nurin Alert was already in place.
“I’ve said it clearly that the name ‘Nurin Alert’ is not in our programme or part of our plans on child protection. But the whole mechanism and processes from A to Z have been discussed and is already in place,” she said.
The so-called “Nationwide Urgent Response Information Network” (Nurin Alert) was first mooted last year, four months after the broken body of 8-year-old Nurin was found.
She had been sexually assaulted, murdered and her body stuffed into a gym bag.
The mechanism was modelled after the United States’ Amber alert — an emergency response system that galvanises the authorities and the community to locate missing children.
Dr Ng said the yet to be named emergency response mechanism was a major component of the proposed Child Protection Policy.
“We didn’t use the name Nurin Alert. America used Amber Alert. We have not decided.”
Dr Ng stressed that numerous meetings between her ministry, the police and non-governmental organisations had been held to realise the mechanism.
However, she pointed out that it was up to the police to act first in a missing child case.
“In our intense desire to save children, we must know what is the best mechanism to do so. The first thing to do when a child goes missing is to make a police report.
“We can’t instruct the police on what to do. It is a police matter and they know how to handle it.”
Dr Ng said it was inappropriate to “splash the news of a missing child in newspapers for the first few hours”.
“This creates panic and they (kidnappers) may kill the child,” she said….