Monday, September 10, 2007

Missing Nurin: Reward upped to RM18,000


By : V. Shuman

Jawahar Ali Taib Khan (right) with Nurin’s father Jazimin Abdul Jalil and mother Norazian Bistaman, at the press conference yesterday.

KUALA LUMPUR: The reward for information leading to the safe return of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin has been raised to RM18,000.

Jawahar Ali Taib Khan, the managing director of Ali Maju Sdn Bhd, which owns a chain of restaurants in the Klang Valley, yesterday offered RM5,000 to anyone who could provide information on the whereabouts of the girl, who has been missing for about three weeks.

She will turn 8 on Tuesday.

Jawahar said 10,000 flyers bearing Nurin’s photograph and her family’s contact numbers have been distributed to the restaurant’s 10 branches in the Klang Valley.

"My workers will distribute the flyers to our customers. We have also printed 50 large posters to be hung in our outlets," he said yesterday.

Jawahar lives in Section 1, Wangsa Maju, where Nurin went missing on Aug 20 when she went to the nearby night market on her own.

"I understand how Nurin’s parents feel because my youngest daughter is her age. I hope she will be found soon as the fasting month is near."

Her parents are worried about their daughter’s health because Nurin — a Year Two pupil at Sekolah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak — has a kidney ailment and high blood pressure. She needs to take medication daily.

The Federal Territory Umno Youth wing and Wangsa Maju Member of Parliament Teo Ng Look have contributed RM5,000 each to the reward, and the Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia has given RM3,000.

It was reported that more than 900 people from the police, Rela, City Hall, neighbourhood watch groups and the Former Malaysian Intelligence Personnel Welfare Association (Perisi) are taking part in the search for the girl.

- Sunday Times

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