Nurin Alert is definately inching albeit slowly into reality. Being a topic of discussion and receiving an overwhelming support from among interested bloggers, it's portal www.nurinalert.org (via firstname.lastname@example.org) has registered a long list of interested individuals offering their time and services in pursuing the objective of making Nurin Alert a reality.
Nurin Alert was also made as a topic of discussion in a Roundtable Discourse with Datuk Seri Shahrizat held last evening.
Also participating in the Roundtable Discourse were Kamal Affandi Hashim, a crime analyst from the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation; Madeline Yong, the Director of Protect and Save The Children (P.S.The Children); Abang Ariffin Abang Bohan, a lawyer cum social activist; and me Jasni AJ.
The Roundatable Discourse was moderated by Mustapha and Wahti Mohidin, both from Tell Media.
Circling on the proposed Child Protection Policy scheduled to be presented to the Cabinet soon after Hari Raya, the participants devoted a considerable portion of the discourse discussing on the virtues of the proposed Nurin Alert, a mechanism tailored along the much successful Amber Alert as practiced in the States as well as its similar implementation in Queenlands, Australia.
Relaying the experience encountered by the Jazimin family in finding their then missing child, the participants had generally agreed that there were indeed flaws in the current system that had contributed to the fact that Nurin had remained missing for 27 days without a trace.
It was also concluded that there is an avenue, which is currently void, for a system akin to Amber Alert, be it known as Nurin Alert or otherwise, to be introduced in the country in ensuring that there will be no second Nurin after Nurin Jazlin.
But, since the proposed Nurin Alert is still at its infancy stage, more work would need to be ploughed in order for a comprehensive and workable concept of it can be tabled for adoption.
While the proposed Child Protection Policy will still be tabled to the Cabinet in its curent form i.e. without any mentioning of Nurin Alert or anything similar to that, Datuk Seri Shahrizat encouraged the promoters of Nurin Alert to continue working on the proposal and her Ministry would undoubtedly support such noble initiative.
Towards this end all participants of the discource pledged their undertaking to be active contributors towards the realisation of Nurin Alert.
The ball is on our feet, if we really want Nurin Alert, we would not have much other choice but to really work for it, empty talk produces nothing hence converting ideas in reality is the way of pushing Nurin Alert through.
Render you support to Nurin Alert, let's prove that not only Malaysia Boleh, Bloggers are equally Boleh!
For the record, Jasni AJ's participation in the Roundtable Discourse with Datuk Seri Shahrizat was arranged by Nuraina & Rockybru.