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Thanks to Ustaz Fadhil and Hard-T for the info on this missing child. I found this report in The Star.

Boy missing in Kg Kerinchi

KUALA LUMPUR: An 11-year-old boy, Muhamad Asmawi Jalaludin, who went to play with his friends at the Kampung Kerinchi flats located about 200m from his house on March 9, has gone missing.  Brickfields acting OCPD Supt Azri Abdul Rahman said Muhamad Asmawi usually went to his friends’ flats nearby to play videogames.  The boy had gone to the nearby flats at around 5pm on March 9. When questioned by the police, his friends said that the SRK La Salle pupil had gone home at 6.30pm that day.  When the boy left the house, he was wearing a pink T-shirt and grey shorts.  “The boy was last seen at the Mid-Valley Megamall by a friend. We are scrutinising the CCTVs in the shopping complex to find out if he was there,” Supt Azri said on Thursday.  He added that Muhammad Asmawi’s mother, Rozita Abu Hassan, 50, had received an SMS demanding ransom of a sum of money.  Police have identified the sender of the SMS but have yet to track the person down.  Rozita, when met at her home in Kampung Kerinchi here on Thursday, said she waited for her youngest son to return until evening and decided to search for him in the area but to no avail. “Usually he goes cycling and plays football in the evenings and would be back by 5pm,” said the mother of seven. Anyone with information on Muhamad Asmawi’s disappearance can contact the Rakan COP hotline at 03-2115 9999 or SMS to 32728 or call Rozita at 019-255 0279.

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News update:

Still no good news yet and the British media are getting pretty creative with the kinds of stories they are coming up with. Try reading this story “I Find Dead People – A Day in the Life of a Human Remains (Cadaver) Detection Dog” that appeared in K9 Magazine Issue 5. There are stories expressing sympathy for Shannon’s family here and from city councillors here. The community have come forward in full force dropping leaflets here, showing massive support here, hold a march and a vigil here and turn out in droves to search for her here. Yet, there is no sign of this sad little girl who just wanted to be with her dad! It took her mysterious disappearance, to only God knows what fate, to make us all realise how vulnerable children can be. Will we ever learn? 

Since finding out about nine-year-old Shannon Matthews disappearance from Kak Teh, I make a point of checking Google news for news of her rescue as well as that of Sharlinie Mohd Nashar and Madeleine McCann. Alas, each day passes and I am bereft of good news on all three counts. Sitting here in front of this computer that connects me to the borderless world where the good, the bad, the ugly and the utterly disgusting mingle in uncensored freedom, I ponder why should it matter the loss of Shannon way over there in West Yorkshire when our own Sharlinie is still missing here?

For me, I am keeping track of the media coverage for Shannon and it has been quite an educational experience indeed. Only a week after her disappearance have the West Yorkshire police finally declared that she may have been abducted as reported here, here, here, and here. Like us in the search for Sharlinie here, hope is all the police have left in the search for Shannon here, amidst fears for the worst here. The community too has pulled together to help in the search here and here, with 500 calls received here.

The UK police even do strange things like trawl a pond here and here, quiz 1,500 motorists here, dig up the uncle’s garden here, search CCTV footage here, search house to house here leaving no stone unturned here. The cops also rummage rubbish bins and dive into sewers here and use sniffer dogs that trace the remains of a dead child in a fomer children’s home here and lists all their efforts here. Alas, to no avail! Interesting articles include talking about grief here and stories of survivors of child abduction and rape here and one asking readers who may feel troubled by the stories and in need of counselling to contact someone but I can’t find that article. Will update you if I find it again.

Anyway, like many people, I await good news on either of these girls and for many more missing children out there. Will those candidates going house to house to campaign in the run up to 8 March, 2008 please also be on the lookout for Sharlinie. The rakyat could sure use some good news that no one can dispute right now!

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News Update:

This intro to an article in UK’s The Independent here and the appeal for more information here is reminiscent of the questions we have been asking about Sharlinie since her disappearance in broad daylight more than a month ago. Where is Sharlinie?

Last night, in the town being combed day and night for missing nine-year-old Shannon Matthews, they were beginning to ask the question to which there is no comfortable answer: how come, in the most electronically scrutinised nation on earth and with a quarry wearing such distinctive clothing, there has been not a single CCTV image or sighting of her since she left her Dewsbury school on Tuesday afternoon?

……For since then the massive search of this West Yorkshire town has failed to yield a single clue to where Shannon can be. More than 250 police officers, plus volunteers, have spent four days and five nights in freezing temperatures searching the alleys, streets, wastelands and moors. Shannon’s face is on front pages, websites, posters, even T-shirts, and on television. But nothing…..(Read more here.)

While the whole country is abuzz with election fever, I searched the Net in the hope of good news and with half a mind to find out how the media in UK handled the search for the still missing nine-year-old girl Shannon Matthews. Alas, no good news was forthcoming and it struck me that, unlike the US, the UK did not launch what would be considered an Amber Alert or Child Rescue Alert for Shannon. However, the police have been using the media to the fullest to get information on the missing girl. She went missing on 19 Feb 2008 and the BBC news footage shows West Yorkshire police went on TV to appeal for information but already 48 hours after she went missing. The police officer interviewed did say that his officers had been working on her case within the first 24 hours of the report of her going missing. The West Yorkshire Police Department also keeps the public updated through their website here

Since then, CCTV footage of Shannon taken just hours before she went missing have been released to the public in the hope that someone would have seen her. It has been six days since her disappearance and the latest news is that there are fears that she may have been murdered here as police trawl the bottom of a pond for clues. I wonder why an Amber Alert was not triggered? Was it because the police had suspected that she is a runaway? Surely, a nine year old would never be safe alone no matter how streetwise she might be. I do appreciate though that the UK charity Missing People, published information and a poster of Shannon on their website here and were also invited on BBC’s Newsround to make an appeal to Shannon to call the Runaway Helpline. It is quite obvious that everyone concerned is focused on finding this child, hoping she is safe and, noticeably, they are not passing judgement nor blaming her parents.

I hope there will be good news soon for Shannon while we here in Malaysia will not have any news on the search for Sharlinie with the newspapers filled with election campaign stories in the run up to the March 8, 2008 polling date. Unfortunately for Sharlinie, though her name will be oft repeated in the same breath as Nurin Jazlin by political hopefuls, I wonder if the political aspirants would be just as eager to search for her in the midst of their door to door campaigning. Imagine if one of them found Sharlinie still alive and safe, the entire country would vote for that candidate and their party hands down! But would they really care to do that? No, other than blaming the police for the rise in crime rate, her parents for being negligent and the Government for everything under the sun, the political aspirants would be just as stumped as the West Yorkshire Police. Watch the following videoclips, a chronology of reports on BBC World News channel in YouTube:

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News Update:

I was in KL today on an errand and at the Maju Junction traffic lights, I stopped to wait for the all clear with my mind still on Sharlinie. Suddenly that huge electronic billboard flashed Nini’s search poster “Pulangkan Sharlinie”. Couldn’t catch much of the info as the traffic lights turned green. It was good to see that billboard as the Citizen’s For Nurin Alert had recommended it very strongly. Yet, I could not help but feel so sad that despite all the attention given to this little girl compared to the ill fated Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, we still have not found her.

In my internet searches for information on how best to deal with situations of missing children, I must tell you that never have I read people who blame as much as Malaysians do. You know why? Because when it comes to finding the missing child, they come together and work as a team. They come forward to offer help, volunteer time, money, set up search parties and man telephone lines. The ultimate aim is to find the missing child. Malaysians instead love to blame and the object of blame is most certainly the Government or the police. We even have a joke about this at work. Instead of brainstorming as normal, intelligent people with a conscience would do, Malaysians do “blamestorming”! Now that this election campaign machineries are in full gear, you will  read plenty about Sharlinie and Nurin as these unfortunate little girls, one of whom is still missing and whose life is possibly at great risk, has become fodder to blame the Government and the police. Just read the blogs and you will find enough blame throwing to last you till the next general elections. I can’t stand that! It’s easy to blame and as this very thought provoking article in a Christian magazine about training children here says:

Blame takes less effort than a creative solution. Blame conceals personal guilt, inferiority, stupidity, and carelessness. It is easier to accuse another than to take responsibility. Blame is as useless as cussing the heavens . . . and just as sinful.

Creative solutions is what Gaston County police departments are trying out with a new tool that they hope will help find missing persons here with the “A Child Missing Alert Program” that uses mapping software and rapid information processing to launch thousands of phone calls within minutes of the missing person’s description and other pertinent data. They even try to understand what motivates criminals here:

Statistically, the average serial killer is a white male from a lower-to-middle-class background, usually in his 20s or 30s. Many were physically or emotionally abused by parents. Some were adopted. As children, fledgling serial killers often set fires, torture animals and wet their beds (these red-flag behaviors are known as the “triad” of symptoms.) Brain injuries are common. Some are very intelligent and have shown great promise as successful professionals. They are also fascinated with the police and authority in general. They have either attempted to become police themselves but were rejected, worked as security guards, or served in the military. Many, including John Gacy, the Hillside Stranglers, and Ted Bundy, have disguised themselves as law enforcement officials to gain access to their victims.

GO FIGURE!

Chocolate lover (just see her blog) Kak Teh left a comment on my post yesterday and try as I might to avoid it, my thoughts returned to little Sharlinie who is still missing while we carry on with life. What can we do now little girl, I asked Nini silently? The whole country is not thinking about you anymore because they have more important things to worry about like the general elections for one thing. As Kak Tek tipped me of, I hopped over to Sharon Bakar’s really nice blog http://thebookaholic.blogspot.com/ and read about the numskull who wrote a book about Nini, for only God knows whatever reason. The Malay Mail highlighted the story here yesterday and today this story here that boggles the mind because an unamed blogger claims his avatar was used as a photofit in the unautorised book. It gets curioser and curioser!

The unauthorised book, Di Mana Sharlinie, published by Penerbitan Karang Media, had stirred controversy. It was also slammed by Sharlinie’s father, Mohd Nashar Mat Hussain, who deemed it “insensitive”. The blog owner, who only wished to be identifi ed as Ahmad Kamal, dropped by The Malay Mail office yesterday to clarify that he had nothing to do with the case. “I was shocked and surprised upon reading The Malay Mail yesterday. I saw my avatar being used as one of the illustrations depicting the man supposedly behind the brutal murder and killing of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin and Sharlinie’s disappearance.”

Meanwhile, Utusan Malaysia reports on the photofits here, here and here. Harian Metro has assurances from ACP Arjunaidi that the search continues here and reports of new photofits drawn by a lecturer with mathematical calculations here which police are verifying before they can publish the pics. Another report on someone who has met one of the suspects here. The lecturer surmises that her three male abducters are drug pushers who may abduct another child to keep her company? Really? I find all this hard to believe but if anyone finds Sharlinie alive and well, hey I’ll believe it!

A quick search and I find out here about the nine-year-old Shannon Matthews who disappeared three days ago. Police believe that Shannon, of Dewsbury, West Yorks, could have gone off of her own accord and may be too afraid to return home. But they also fear that she could have been abducted. A search involving police and hundreds of residents, initially in freezing fog, has so far found no trace of her. Reports here, here, and here. Please this report here that I find very different from the reports our media carried about the search for Sharlinie and Nurin Jazlin:

POLICE praised the efforts of the public in the ongoing search for missing Dewsbury girl Shannon Matthews, but urged caution as the investigation enters a new phase. At a public meeting in the Salfia Centre, Scout Hill, earlier this evening, Chief Supt Barry South said: “You will all be aware now it’s some 48 hours since Shannon’s disappearance and the last confirmed sighing we have got is still at 3pm on Tuesday at the school.

“We are now becoming obviously increasingly concerned as to Shannon’s whereabouts.” He said the search had increased in scale today as almost 300 uniformed officers and 60 detectives continued to search for the nine-year-old from Dewsbury Moor. He continued: “I’ve been extremely proud to see the community reaction, the enthusiasm, the energy of the people wanting to get out there to get involved to try to find Shannon safe and well, but we need to get that more co-ordinated.”I was concerned to see footage of members of the public searching construction sites and other hazardous areas where they could themselves be at risk.”

Chief Insp Vince Firth said he had never seen a response like it and that the public had played a vital role in the initial searching, but said continued activity could hamper the investigation. He said: “It’s moved on to a different phase now. Our officers are moving into a much more detailed type of searching. “If you hear something and think policewill already know about it, tell us again. You can certainly have a drive round and talk to people to give some leaflets out. “But what I really don’t want to happen is for you to be going out there in the dark because people will be getting injured.” That could take resources away from the hunt, he said.

Police described Shannon as white, around 4ft 1in and slim, with shoulder-length, medium-brown hair, which was possibly tied up in a ponytail. She has blue eyes and freckles. She was wearing a black school jumper with a school logo on it, a white cotton T-shirt, black trousers and a black, waist-length coat with fur round the hood. She was also wearing pink and grey “Bratz” furry boots. Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on 01274 373737, or by text on 07786 200806, or, alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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cari_sharlinie.jpgI wish I could stop blogging about all this very worrying information arising from missing children but more distressing news crops up each day that I cannot abandon the issue and hope that by blogging, we can prevent more Nurin Jazlins and Sharlinies. Of course, the fate of the still missing little girl, Nini, is always at the back of my mind and with each distressing day that passes with no news of her rescue, I am inclined to believe there has to be more sinister forces at work. I hope our fears are all wrong and that she is safe somewhere, being cared for some strange person who does not read newspapers, watch TV, listen to radio or even read blogs. Can that be possible in this day and age?
What started out as my personal effort to keep the idea of NURIN Alert alive has now branched out into helping parents, teachers, police and anyone interested in children’s safety to be aware of the dangers out there. If your child is safe, please be grateful to God and never compromise on his or her safety at anytime. Parents who are careless, neglectful and complacent have Nurin Jazlin, Sharlinie and Presheena Varshiny to remind them that despite our best efforts, things can happen to children that we will live to regret, what more in a moment of carelessness. I am not here to judge, only to remind and to share some useful suggestions for prevention. We hope never to have to trigger the NURIN Alert. So please take care that your children stay safe.
The case of the still missing Madeleine McCann has brought to light many shocking truths as enforcement officers, the media and the public the world over have joined in the search to find her. And it is has been an emotionally gut wrenching experience! In coming together for Maddie, these three important components in child recovery efforts also uncovered even far worse incidences of missing children and abduction attempts that would probably not have been shared before her. What are we faced with today? I don’t even want to imagine it as I am having a hard time coming to grips with the information I have shared with you thus far. As I don’t expect the Malaysian media to be interested in these kinds of stories with elections and political survival very much occupying their current thoughts, I hope those who visit my blog will benefit from what you read here. I wish I could give you good news but……….
If the blog monitoring Police are reading my blog, I hope what I have posted here can be useful to you. I feel that by sharing my findings, it might be able to assist the police to do a better job of finding Sharlinie alive. The recent cases of attempted abductions in Kuala Lumpur has also added to our worries if you look at Police in UK and Portugal investigating any possible link between the attempted child abductions with that of Maddie’s disappearance as the Daily Mail reports here and the Daily Express here:
Police investigating Madeleine McCann’s disappearance have been alerted over a spate of attempted child abductions in northern Portugal, it has been revealed. At least four children have been targeted in the last month in the region of Coimbra, where a nine-year-old girl escaped from an abductor in December. Police are investigating if the cases are connected, and if they could be related to Madeleine’s disappearance from Praia da Luz, some 300 miles away in the Algarve, last May……….Private detectives searching for four-year-old Madeleine believe she was targeted by a paedophile network and smuggled out of Portugal, and that other children could also have been taken.
In the first reported attempted abduction, in December last year, a man bundled a nine-year-old girl into his car as she walked home from her school bus stop in the village of Charneca, near Coimbra. The terrified girl told police he held on to her and drove her about a mile away, but she managed to escape when he was forced to brake to let another car pass on the remote, narrow road. She ran crying back to the village and told police her abductor spoke Portuguese with a Brazilian accent, wore an earring and drove a grey car.
Since then there have been two more attempted abductions in nearby villages, including an attack three weeks ago when two men in a car tried to grab a 13-year-old girl after she also got off her school bus to go home. Her mother, who was waiting for the girl, saw the men and screamed, and they released the teenager and fled.
Then on Thursday nine-year-old Clarisse Neto was targeted as she walked to a music class at her school in Vila Nova de Poiares, about five miles from Coimbra. Two men in a light-coloured car approached her and signalled for her to get into the car, shouting: “Come here, come here.” Clarisse screamed and ran to a nearby health centre, where workers called the police. Police said the girl was “traumatised, very panicked and very confused” by her ordeal, and could only describe the two men as both wearing woollen hats. Her father Augusto Neto told the Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha: “If they took my daughter I would never see her again. The country is small, the borders are very close. “She will not be going to school alone any more. I will not let anyone else try to steal my daughter. I love my family and I will not let anyone harm them.”
TV dramas are powerful educational tools that should be harnessed to create awareness of the problem of child abductions and to spread the message of child safety. While Malaysian TV viewers are fed with poorly written and insensitive portrayals of real life incidences, our local TV drama producers, if they are truly sincere, should learn how to produce thought provoking dramas that will get people alert about the problems at hand, spread the message on prevention and maybe even help prevent more such incidents. In 2006, the hit TV series Criminal Minds aired an episode that spread the message of internet safety and dangers children are exposed to. I missed this episode but this is what I found on YouTube.
Criminal Minds Star Mandy Patinkin appears in a news report in 2006 as he goes on a mission for Internet Safety following the broadcast of a disturbing episode in his hit TV drama series Criminal Minds.
The trailer for Criminal Minds Season 2, Episode P911 synopsis shows a boy who was abducted and had videos shown of him on child molester websites as he is up for auction. A former profiler working undercover in the bureau’s child-pornography unit brings in the team to find a captive child who’s being sold in an online auction. Screening the website leads to a suspect, Grahamaz Rose, and a web-cam in his house on another captive boy…..

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cari_sharlinie.jpgOn my way back from Putrajaya this evening, Sharlinie stared at me from her poster on the toll booth. So distant, so sad and fast fading from our thoughts. I looked at her little face and my heart clenched as my already overwrought emotions kept wondering who has this child? Where is she? Who has her? What have they done to her? Why don’t they return her? She is just a skinny little girl with asthma that surely can’t be attractive to anyone in any indecent way. Her parents must be out of their minds with worry and so am I. Has she stopped calling out to us? So many children lost in the world, lives damaged and ruined forever. Why can’t we find one little girl? The world has to come together to fight this war against those who want to harm innocent children. The time has come to heed their call for help. No more Nurin Jazlins and Sharlinies! The world must come together as one for the children!      

We are the world 

There comes a time
When we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it’s time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can’t go on
Pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of
God’s great big family
And the truth, you know love is all we need

[Chorus]
We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart
So they’ll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stone to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand

When you’re down and out
There seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There’s no way we can fall
Well, well, well, well, let us realize
That a change will only come
When we stand together as one

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News Update:

Something is definitely amiss when police in Spain and Portugal are coming together to take a closer look at the case of seven year old Jeremy Vargas, who went missing from outside his home in Gran Canaria, Spain eight weeks before Madeleine McCann according to this report herehere and here. The search has reached the stage where they are diving for Maddie’s body in a reservoir herehere, here and here as Portugal’s top cop admits that they blundered in their hasty accusations of the McCanns here and here. Parents going to foreign lands on holiday with young children in tow should beware as the torment of losing a child to only God knows what horrors will never be worth that one relaxing dinner with friends.  

 

Please watch this really eye-opening Australian videoclip (source here) on how easy it is for children to expose themselves to the danger of abduction by strangers. Despite being taught not to open doors when home alone or leave the car to help a stranger, they still do it anyway and it does not take much to coax them into it. Imagine the danger they face walking to and from school or at the playground? I shudder at the thought! I hope police are following up leads on attempted child abductions that may have happened recently, in the run up to both Nini’s and Nurin’s abductions. The Police should also start issuing warnings to the public about stranger dangers and to begin public awareness messages aimed at parents, teachers and schoolchildren on how to avoid being victims. Failure to be on the alert may mean another Nurin or Nini and that is certainly not what we want!

In my frustration while awaiting good news about Nini, I continue surfing for more information and I find that the world has become a strange and terrifying place with more and more news reports of missing children. But I get the feeling there is more to these foiled abductions than meets the eye. Since Nurin and Nini, I have been wary that maybe many of such reports are not taken seriously enough by both the public and police. Have there been many in the run up to both Nurin’s and Nini’s abductions and in which areas or parts of the city? Aside from the child victims of the ‘lelaki kucing”, how many more near misses are we looking at I wonder? A new commentor, Rita Ho, who lives in the US with her husband David, writes on her blog “I’m Making Notes” ( http://ritaho.blogspot.com ) about her own near miss, Rita writes:

Children are taught to be kind & helpful to others but distrustful & careful of strangers at the same time. It is a difficult concept for kids to grasp. Even adults don’t always make that distinction easily. We fall victims to deception all the time as I almost did some 5 years ago. The circumstances weren’t drastic but the realization of what could have happened remains stuck in my mind…..

There is even a report here in the Malay Mail from a parent who wrote

Narrow escape for children
Dear Editor,

ON Jan 29, my mother took my two sons, aged five and one, to a sundry shop in Taman Shamelin to buy news papers.  My mother decided to walk as the shop is nearby. During their journey, they had to pass five houses. While walking with my children, she could hear the sound of a motorcycle coming up behind them. When the motorcycle approached them, my mother saw the motorcyclist and a woman sitting behind him. My mother described him as a thin man and the woman had fair skin. He stopped in front of them and asked her: “Ada kerja? (Got any thing to do?).” My mother shook her head indicating that she did not want to have anything to do with him. To her horror, the man took a piece of wood and stepped down from his motorcycle. He moved nearer and aimed the wooden plank at my mother’s head. He pointed to my sons and shouted “Kasi! Kasi! (Give! Give!).” The man wanted to abduct my sons. Instinctively, my mother shouted “Jangan! Jangan! (No! No!)” and tried to shield her grandsons from the blow. The kidnapper’s accomplice sat on the motorcycle waiting for the kidnapper’s orders. Out of desperation, my mother ran to nearby houses screaming for help. Her action frightened the would-be kidnapper and the couple took off on the motor cycle. After my mother related the incident to me, we immediately lodged a report at the Pandan Indah police station. I am grateful my sons had made a narrow escape. I hope this letter will shed some light on the likelihood of abduction. Parents should take precautions for the safety of their children. Through this incident, I can relate to the recent abduction cases.I hope society will learn from this and do its best to protect children from kidnappers. I thank God for protecting my sons.

Amarjit Singh
Taman Cheras Indah

What I am glad to note is that both Rita and Amarjit did lodge a police report. Would Malaysian police accept these kinds of reports or do they discourage them as the child was not taken. I do hope the IGP will instruct all police officers to take reports of attempted abduction just as seriously as any child abduction. There could be an answer in such abduction attempts that might connect the dots in this increasingly dim chance of finding Nini. Although I am temporarily assured by Bernama’s report “Sharlinie Still Alive And In Malaysia – Police“, I still wonder if the police are just guessing?

“We have not received any report or evidence of her body being found anywhere… so we take it that she’s still alive,” Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Arjunaidi Mohamad told reporters here today. He said police also believed that the missing girl was still in the country as it had not received any information from Interpol to indicate otherwise. “We believe that Sharlinie’s abductor is being extra careful now with regards to his movements or actions as he is aware of the massive operation being mounted to find the girl.” He said based on this premise, police would continue searching for Sharlinie with a number of strategies planned. “We will not reveal the strategies to the public nor the media. If we talk about them everyday, it will interfere with our investigations and give more opportunities for the abductor to escape the dragnet,” he added.”

But I am concerned with another recent Bernama report here:

Police have no plans yet to engage any foreign intelligence help to find five-year-old Sharlinie Mohd Nashar who has been missing since Jan 9. Selangor police chief DCP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said it was still too early to do so as the operations to find the missing girl also involved Malaysian Interpol. “We have a credible Interpol team and there are no plans to enlist the services of any foreign intelligence agency in the immediate future. “The Interpol service is sufficient. Maybe police will use the services of another intelligence agency if really necessary,” he said after opening a crime-prevention campaign at the Seri Kembangan multipurpose hall, near here, today. Khalid said in the absence of new information on the case, police were unable to do any specific follow-up….

PS – I also would like to thank blogger Wahdi who originally came up with the photofits of Sharlinie in his blog ( www.wahdi.blogspot.com ) and blogger AnnKanni ( http://blog.annkanni.com/ ) for alerting me about it. I am so grateful that blogosphere is populated with great bloggers who are equally great people like you guys. Cheers!

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