KUALA LUMPUR: The search for Nurin Jazlin Jazimin has intensified. The RHB Banking Group has mobilised its branches in the Klang Valley to help locate the missing child by distributing leaflets with her photo including relevant phone numbers to call.
Her photographs were also placed in all RHB branches and in advertisements on missing children published in major newspapers.
This is the bank's first comprehensive corporate social responsibility programme.
The advertisements, titled "Missing Children, Reuniting Families", started appearing on Aug 23.
RHB chairman Datuk Azlan Zainol said the bank will use its resources and network of 180 branches nationwide to disseminate information about missing children by distributing leaflets and posters.
"We are saddened by the report of the latest incident (the girl in the gym bag) and while we are relieved that the girl is not Nurin, our heartfelt condolences are extended to the victim's family," Azlan said.
"The situation needs to be addressed in a more effective manner.
"While every effort should be made to find these missing children, what is more important is the fact that they should be made aware of the dangers they will face outside their homes."
Yesterday, the Federal Territory Puteri Umno distributed 10,000 leaflets of Nurin to motorists in the Klang Valley.
Its chief, Datin Ismalina Ismail, was with Nurin's father, Jazimin Abdul Jalil, at the Gombak toll plaza to distribute the leaflets.
Last week, the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department and the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation used a new approach to search for Nurin - they distributed leaflets of the missing girl to foreign workers.
Nurin, 8, failed to return home after going to a night market in Section One, Wangsa Maju, about 100 metres from her home, on Aug 20.
The girl is said to be a hypertension patient who is also suffering from kidney problems.
She needs her medication daily.
It has been more than three weeks since her disappearance and her parents are appealing to her abductor(s) to free her soon or she could succumb to her illness.
Her parents had a scare on Monday after the body in the gym bag was found. Police had contacted them and asked them to identify the remains at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
The couple, accompanied by two female relatives, rushed to the mortuary.
They were crying before going into the mortuary.
They came out with relief written all over their faces when they discovered that the victim was not their daughter.
Hospital authorities, however, took samples of the couple's DNA for further verification.
Jazimin, a taxi driver, had earlier said that they had made two new baju kebaya for their eldest daughter for Hari Raya as they were confident of being reunited with her during this holy month.
- New Straits Times