KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 (Bernama) -- While Muslims all over rejoice in welcoming the first day of Ramadan today, it is another heart-wrenching day for the family of eight-year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, the girl who has been missing since August 20.
For Norazian Bistaman, 35, it is the first time the family is going through the religious rituals without Nurin, who is the second of her four daughters.
"I still remember last year when we woke up for "sahur" (pre-dawn meal during Ramadan), Kak Ngah (as Nurin is fondly called at home) was always the first to wake up among her siblings because she liked to fast although she was ill.
"She helped me to prepare food for sahur and also for breaking of fast. This morning, it was all so different because she is not with us and we all broke down in tears," she said when contacted by Bernama here Thursday.
Nurin, a Year Two student of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak here, went missing when she went to the night market near her house in Section 1, Wangsa Maju here.
Norazian is worried that whoever has taken Nurin may not give her proper food and this will jeopardise her daughter's health.
She said Nurin, who had high blood pressure, might suffer from stroke as she had not been taking her medicine.
"We appeal to whoever has taken Nurin to return her to us. Please let us celebrate the coming Hari Raya in happiness with her back in the family," she said.