Monday, October 1, 2007

Concerned citizens can form a “Nurin Alert”-type lookout too!


Sep 30th, 2007

By Tembam

I was thinking today that I was going to cool it with the Nurin Alert postings as there didn’t seem much else I could write about on this AMBER Alert system that I had chosen to focus on. What with the capture and remand of the fifth suspect as reported here and here, I’m thinking that maybe now the police can look into strategies for prevention etc. But I found a comment from a visitor who calls himself Mike about the NCIC and the “Be on the Look Out” programme in the US. I’ve actually earlier listed their website www.operationlookout.org on my Support Systems for Families with Missing Children blogroll as a resource for anyone interested to know more.

It so happens that I sent out several emails to women’s groups to invite them to view the postings I had made on this blog concerning the Nurin Alert. Mike’s comment is timely as he has pointed out the power of citizens groups. The US-based Operation Lookout National Centre for Missing Youth is an award winning non-profit organisation that provides services and referrals free of charge for families whose children disappear prior to age 18.

It was founded in 1984 by concerned citizens who wanted to make the public aware of the tragedy of missing children in the Northwest of the US and has become a multi-faceted child-search organization with the involvement of law enforcement, volunteers, staff and contributors. The centre claims an overall case resolve rate of 82% (as stated in website). It also runs a 24-hour HELPLINE to report a missing child, for information, search assistance, advice and sightings. They remain involved until the child is recovered. They also coordinate with law enforcement officers, provide legal and social services, distribute photos and posters, search assistance and victim support.

I’m really unsure if we have any such organization in Malaysia as my search in the internet did not show any results, possibly they do not have a website. I do know we have quite a number of NGOs who are working very hard to resolve issues revolving around women and children, and that matters on missing children are under the jurisdiction of the police, I stand to be corrected on this. I believe the call to be more inquisitive and nosey was aimed towards encouraging the involvement of concerned citizens. I’m very ignorant as to what’s out there in Malaysia as I’ve never really looked into this issue until Nurin. Possibly this is a matter for further discussion. Thanks again Mike.

In the mean time let us spare a thought for Jazimin and family as the NST report here shows how difficult it is for him and his wife to cope with all this undue media attention. It seems they present a great photo op for groups of every political and non-political affiliation (judging from photos published in the respective newspapers and websites) who are taking this opportunity to pose with them even though the photos show how haggard and clearly exhausted Nurin’s parents look. I am sure Jazimin and family are going through a very tough and heartbreaking time and will need support and counselling. Can’t we give this family some space to grieve in private? Must we have this relentless media coverage? Have a heart people!

Extracted from http://tembam.wordpress.com/2007/09/30/concerned-citizens-can-form-a-nurin-alert-type-lookout-too/

34 comments:

joesniper said...

Al Faatihah ila arwahi Allahyarhamah Nurin Jazlin.

Wahai rakyat Malaysia:

Disamping meneguhkan iman dan amal kepada Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala marilah kita jayakan "Nurin Alert" sebagai satu usaha untuk menghentikan jenayah sebegini daripada menimpa anak2 kita pada masa akan datang.

Nik Ahmad Farez said...

100% vote for 'NURIN ALERT'!

David said...

Mr Jasni,

Kindly please contact us and we will see how we can help for to make this nurin alert become reality

From : Living-with-adhd.org
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The contact information at the bottom of website

selendang_delima said...

i've been reading some comments in the previous post.... it seems that a lot of people cursed the so call 'Oct 1 anonymous 5.13pm'

i've been looking for his/her comment, but it was not there (being deleted i guess)... i didn't catch up with the comments yesterday as my husband took our laptop to his office...

can someone update me what exactly the 'Oct 1 anonymous 5.13pm' wrote to the extent making a lot of readers angry to the highest limit?

viviena said...

hello,

has anybody heard of Polly. Forgotten her last name. It was about 15 years ago when she disappeared and later found dead.
her dad set up a foundation to help missing kids. u should look him up.

COUTURE STYLE said...

100% for nurin alert. If you need help coming up with the site or hosting. Contact me, i can help. Zarahost.com

Sue1970 said...

I am not related to Nurin & have never gotten the chance to know her but i miss her so much...

RB said...

selendang delima, mamat mangkuk tu accuse bapa Nuring yg buat semua ni utk meringankan beban medical bill..

Aku memang geram...aku rasa dia ni takde anak..ATAUPUN TAKDE OTAK!!

raunaq said...

Al-Fatihah untuk dear Nurin.
Don't know why Nurin's case has affected me so much...everyday, everytime, everything i do i think of her sufferings, her crying. Rest in peace now. Only thing i can do is pray for her and pray to Almighty Allah Taala that the killer/s are caught!
Thank q Jasni, for this blog in memory of dear Nurin...

veelicious said...

i second that!~

fedorasal said...

idea nurin alert mmg baik..
if program ni dpt start, pastu kalau ada someone buat linking code(mybe kwn sya kot) utk nurin alert dalam blog mesti ramai para blogger malaysia akan link dlm blog masing2..

so, dgn cara ni, setiap kali ada kes budak hilang, semua blogger dpt notifications ontime secara online,
notifications berbentuk imej, tempat, masa, maklumat dlln yang penting mcm kotak Quranic Recitals kt dpn blog ni.

insya-Allah, ramai blogger/webmaster akan secara sukarela link nurin alert dlm blog/website masing2(termasuk sya)..

Sue said...

to rb...
ye ker? tak tau pun saya ada komen mcm tu semalam...tak perasan...jahatnya komen dia

Sue said...

bagus jugak dah filter authorized ppl to leave comments..atleast terkawal sikit dari komen2 yang kurang sedap dibaca....

Sue said...

nurin tetap dalam kenangan

Ilmi Natasha said...

'Amber Alert'. Adakah program ini masih memerlukan keperihatinan orang awam untuk memberi maklumat tentang kanak-kanak yang hilang tu? Bagaiman jika kanak-kanak tersebut disembunyikan mcm kes adik Nurin. Adakah ia masih berkesan. Saya rasa tidak. Maaf saya kurang memahami cara 'Amber Alert' berfungsi.

RB said...

masih boleh berjaya..sebab sistem ni akan alert di dalam TV, radio, blog ..setiap jam (frekuensi boleh ditetapkan)..

Memang dalam banyak kes..mangsa disembunyikan..tapi for that to happen, seseorang kena bawak mangsa ke tempat tu kan? Jika alert ni ade, sesiapa yg nampak sesuatu yg mencurigakan akan melapor kepada hotline yg ade..dari situ pihak berkuasa boleh menyiasat lanjut..

Jika program ini boleh berjaya di negara sebesar US..ianya tentu boleh berjaya di Malaysia yg taklah sebesar mana..InsyaAllah

benharperbenladen said...

apa lagi..buat la proposal n serah kat Kementerian?Menteri yg berkaitan...jgn serah kat samy vellu dah ler...jawabnya naik la tol lagi...:)

syahila said...

kalau tengok kat youtube tu...ramai jer amber alert dapat dicancelkan walaupun budak itu disorokkan.

banyak juga penjenayah ditangkap...

selendang_delima said...

thanx rb pasal info tu....

kalau betul ada pembaca yg buat komen mcm tu memang patut pun dia kena maki.....

buat komen yg tak matang langsung...... nonsense and ridiculous

The Pisces Man said...

May Nurin Alert System come to fruition one day. Encik Jasni and the rest of the bloggers, let's make this work, shall we! And please let me know how to make this work, 'coz I'm worried in the end, we all just talk about it.

Linda said...

Saya harap "Nurin's Alert" will become reality. Saya ingin jadi sukarelawan untuk pertubuhan ini nanti.

Tehsin Mukhtar said...

My suggestion, tak yah tunggu menteri2 of profiteering. get together a group of people, get nurin's dad to join in (good therapy for him, to relieve him of the feelings of guilt and helplessness, to start something that will help other kids, so Nurin's death not in vain). Study dulu camne Amber Alert and other organisations work. Set up own initiative, register or whatever needs to be done, set up mcm central monitoring station/office for parents to inform "nurin alert" about their missing kids after the necessary police reports, engage the help of the private tv networks, radio stations to help broadcast as a public service. Work something out with Rakan Cop or maybe press for a special Missing kids polis unit. We start the ball rolling...try to get corporate donations etc...let's get together and each do what we can spare our time for. Later we try to get permanent staff of something.

Su said...

Yes, and sms can be sent to all members of RakanCop and with people's consent, also to all hp numbers registered. Tembam did a good job so far in enlightening us more of Amber Alert. He/she did his/her research.If we really work for it, Nurin Alert is not impossible.

Su said...

photofit has been released by the police, y'all

rina said...

I VOTE FOR 'NURIN ALERT' BUT LETS MAKE IT A SERIOUS ONE BUKAN BERSIFAT TEMPORARY SEMENTARA KES MASIH HANGAT.

AGAIN TO ANONYMOUS OCT 1, 5.14PM &5.18PM , BELI INSURAN 'MULUT' BANYAK2 KALU TAK NAK KENA CILI!

YOU ARE UNEMOTIONAL AND INSENSITIVE TOWARDS GRIEVING PARENTS! YOU R DESPICABLE!

NURIN'S KIDNAPPED & MURDERED CASE HAVE AFFECTED MY EVERYDAY FOCUS TILL NOW..

MY HANDS TREMBLING WHEN I READ HOW NURIN WAS TREATED BY THE SICKO(S).

CAN'T IMAGINE HOW SHE LONGED FOR HER FAMILY DURING THE CAPTIVE..BECAUSE I HAVE A DAUGHTER SAME AGE AS ARWAH
THAT WOULD CRY(FOR ME) ALL NIGHT IF I LEAVE HER OVERNITE WITH MY PARENTS..(BG OUTSTATION).WHAT MORE TO KNOW ARWAH BN TORTURED FOR THAT 3 WEEKS..!

AL-FATIHAH , NURIN WILL ALWAYS IN MY HEART. BE STRONG, STRONGEST AS YOU CAN BE MR JAZIMIN!

P/S I FOUND IT POLICE BG 'TOO POLITE' WTH TAHT WOMEN SUSPECT! MACAM TAK PERCAYA PULAK 'LEMBUT' SGT.COS MY UNCLE (NOW JADI LAWYER) EX INSP POLICE KATA BILA DOK TAHANAN..TAU2 LER

Nik Ahmad Farez said...

www.nurinalert.org

Something to contribute, I'd just regitered the above as to make 'NURIN ALERT' become reality.

En.Jasni AJ and Tembam please contact me ASAP at sos@nurinalert.org

For other interested party, you may also email and give yr comment.

After discussion with Mr.Jasni & Tembam, we'll announce invitation to the 1st meeting.

NikMAXSTEAM
www.ridenroll.com

Tehsin Mukhtar said...

nik fareez. Beautiful. Count me in and i contribute what I can. my email: tehsinmukhtar@yahoo.com I tried to access www.nurinalert.org, tak dapat.

Nik Ahmad Farez said...

spelling error...

'registered' not 'regitered'

syahila said...

Assallamualaikum En. Nik,

How can i contact you? I tried to click on your name but i this message appear.

The Blogger Profile you requested cannot be displayed. Many Blogger users have not yet elected to publicly share their Profile.

If you're a Blogger user, we encourage you to enable access to your Profile.

Unfortunately i'm not a blogger except a blog in the friendster lol.

need your contact email ASAP so i can be a member :D

Nik Ahmad Farez said...

Email me at:

sos@nurinalert.org

syahila said...

Thank you en. Nik,

I've emailed you, please check your email.

Btw, check out this forum and InshaAllah it'll be the best place for us to discuss on the latest crime and how to prevent oneself from being the victim.

http://malaysiacrimewatch.lokety.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1191240398/1#1

TN said...

Being a father of a 1 year old, i deeply sympathize. I am all for NURIN ALERT!

izsahani said...

Nik,

I tried to access www.nurinalert.org but it said site may not exist.

Anyway, I've emailed to you at sos@nurinalert.org.

Let's implement Nurin Alert!

Ride & Roll said...

Announcement about the progress of NURIN ALERT will be made by En.Jasni AJ, I believed, real soon.
Thanks to all the email and suggestion sent to sos@nurinalert.org

At the moment, En.Jasni AJ is heading the Steering Committee to make NURIN ALERT or 'AMARAN NURIN' become reality.

Nik A. Farez