Friday, October 5, 2007

Nurin murder probe: Swallowed SIM card finally comes out but is it any use?

By : Lee Shi-Ian

PETALING JAYA: Five days of patience paid off for police as the subscriber identity module (SIM) card swallowed by an Indonesian suspect in the murder of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin was flushed out yesterday.

The 23-year-old woman, who had frustrated police with her play-acting and “fainting spells” when they attempted to question her, was discharged from the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) at 12.30pm yesterday.

She was discharged after police ascertained that the SIM card had indeed come out. The card is considered essential evidence to the murder investigation.

She was seen being led away under guard from the hospital and at 3pm, was produced at the magistrate’s court, where police obtained a six-day extension to the remand order against her. She is now being held at the district police headquarters.

It was reported that the woman, who had been warded at UMMC since Saturday, had refused to eat any food, subsisting on liquids and intravenous drip.

Attempts to flush the SIM card out of her system had been unsuccessful and she had also refused to consume laxatives which hospital authorities attempted to feed her.

Police will now have to examine the SIM card to see whether its data can still be retrieved.

The card, which has a microchip made of copper and other metals embedded inside, is very fragile.

Once the card is damaged, any data stored is irretrievable. After going through the entire process of the human digestive system, there may be little hope the card can be saved and data retrieved.

The easiest method of retrieving the information from the card would be to dry it and try using it in a mobile phone. The other way would be to use a smart card reader attached to a computer to access the data.

The woman, who has been confirmed as an illegal immigrant by police, was arrested in Nilai on Sept 29 by officers from the city police headquarters.

Shortly after her arrest, it was discovered that she had swallowed a SIM card. Police obtained a seven-day remand order for the woman before admitting her into UMMC.

During her arrest, police seized two mobile phones, four SIM cards and a prepaid starter pack. Checks later revealed the pack had the same number used to make calls to police through the RakanCop hotline.

X-ray tests carried out on the woman on Monday confirmed the presence of the SIM card in her stomach. But her refusal to co-operate meant police had to wait until yesterday when the SIM card was finally flushed out.

Nurin had gone missing after she went to a night market near her home in Wangsa Maju on Aug 20. Her body was found almost a month later in a sports bag which was left in a building in Petaling Utama.

So far police have detained six suspects. Five have been released, leaving only the Indonesian woman. Police also released the photofit of a man and woman on Tuesday, but so far, no suspects have been picked up.

- NSTOnline

17 comments:

Zulkifli said...

kalau pun data dah hilang...gunalah cara lain untuk dapat info dari perempuan ni..adui ...

mama mira & marsya said...

setuju..apela lembab sangat..klu sapa baca metro ari ni, ader kata suspek 2 org tu dilihat kat star masjid jamek..yg herannya, ader dah org hubungi rakan cop masa tu, tapi tak de sorang polis pun yg datang kesitu..klu pun maklumat tu palsu, at least dtg la juga siasat betul ke tidak dakwaan tu..apara..frust betul ngan polis mesia ni..

anies amran said...

Lembap betul la....asyik mengharapkan sim card tu je..kalau damaged, maknanya dah wasting a lot of time dah....while that criminals are laughing and happy kat luar sana sebab still the police tak boleh kesan depa. Cuba anak VIP, cepat aje kes ni agaknye settle.

*Letih menunggu

belzs said...

adehhh..br je ckp kt post b4 nih..ptt vacum je prot die tu dr first day die telan g..alahaiii lthla camni...semoga minah indon yg penuh dgn sifat lemah lembap itu bg kerjasama kpd pihak polis...bg ke???

Siti Hafidzah said...

minta mahap kate la ye tapi betul ke polis kite tgh cr penjenayah tu besar2an. ni nk raye ni, mesti polis byk lg keje lain. ye x?
klu nk dibincang2kan lar mcm mane 2 kes terdahulu yg modus operandi nye hampir2 same bole ditutup dgn TAK tetangkapnye penjenayah tebabit.
jadi utk kes ni...wallahu a'lam.
maaf tok polis...selamat hari raye

joesniper said...

kalau korang ingat banyak kes spt kes bentong kali, pada masa tu polis kata suspek dah melepasi sempadan thai ...

esoknya ... jeng.. jeng... jeng.. dia kena shoot kat kepala dalam serbuan UTK dimana tah...[tak ingat lokasi]

jadi blogger2 sekalian sila ambil iktibar dari situasi itu sebelum komen ...

pada firasat aku begitulah ...

aku rasa kes SIM tak kuar tu pun ada relevan dengan modus operandi pihak berkuasa ... firasat aku jugalah ...

kalau kutuk2 pun jenuh nak minta mahap dengan diaorang nanti ...

kes suspek kelihatan kat star masjid jamek pun aku rasa sama juga.. masyarakat dan suspek tak nampak polis yang undercover@ preman.

kalau depa terpacak ngan unifom dan sepetol kat tangan jangankan suspek, jaga star tu pun cabut lari ...

jadi assobiru minal eeman, usaha sedang berjalan percayalah kepada tuhan ... setialah kepada raja dan negara ...

[elehh.. macam tau pulak cara depa operasi.. ]

aku teka aje, dengan harapan ianya mesra, cepat dan betul...

Azwar said...

kepada October 5, 2007 5:26 PM

ada bener nye jugak tu. biarlah pulis yang menjalankan siasatan.. kita mana tau, takkan la pulis pulis duk tercongok depan minah tu tunggu minah tu berak kluar sim tu.. seminggu lak tu.. gilo apo.. takdo kojo lain ko..
apa apa pun, aku percaya, pembunuh tu akan tertangkap jugak nanti.. sama sama lah kita berdoa..

trey said...

no komen. aku nak berdoa.

unicorn said...

It has been two weeks since arwah nurin was put to est..but her torturer/killer is still as large..!can't belive this!

i have trouble sleeping since nurin was reported missing. i just knew it that she would be subjected to sexually attack/assault/rape,because she's a girl! But at the same time,tried to brush it off the 'bad' thought.

And finally, sad ending to nurin's case..

actually, i agree with most of you, The police is so lembab.

i've seen channel CI or progs abt missing children(kat US). once reported, they (the police & community) wold join search and also using dogs to trail the missing child.

but here, malaysia ,kena tunggu 24 jam baru boleh buat report.lengah2 ;maybe they thought nurin wld be returned unharmed like adik YIN. frankly, they ,the police sld consider the child's age.kalau umur bawah 12 tahun tu, serious la sikit.

27 days, 27 days, the police should have bn able to traced nurin...i was dissapointed on how the investigation /action was carry out earlier stage.

there was blue black sign on nurin's hands,feet,neck,mouth,head..

'sakit nya dia, sakitnya diaaa, sapa buat dia gitu..?, takde orang tolong ke..sakit nya diaa!'that was my mother reaction
when she learned abt nurin's fate.she cried for a very long time.

how can i not hate and if they r caught, i would never have mercy, even they beg for their life! NO MERCY.

kenanga said...

Berita Malay Mail hari ni kata FBI hendak bantu, baguslah tu semuga cepat tertangkap penbunuh tu...

Keapda Keluarga Encik Jazimin bersabar dan peserahlah, pembunuh pasti tertangkap, kami semua berdoa..

ALFATIHAH untuk adik tersayang Nurin Jazlin

trey said...

i saw some progress on website www.nurinalert.org. keep it up good work. 100% support. tq to our mr. nik for his first step toward success. pakai private server ke?

Nation Unite Response In/into News Alert

komando_trg said...

kenapalah mereka ni kejam sangat....

-zaza:o:binxz- said...

that indon lady is sooo sickening. *sigh* campak laut bleh tak pompuan tu

Umm Sequim said...

Betina Indon ni tinggal kat mana ?
Rumah siapa ? Ada housemate ke ?
Jika majikan dia kata dia tidur di gerai (GIANT) aje , bila masa dia sempat bagi makan kat Arwah Nurin ?
Starter pack tu di beli atas nama siapa? Nak beli starter pack kena guna IC atau pasportkan sekarang !
Cuma takut si betina indon ni gila talak ,,, nampak macam tak betul saja. Harap polis n telco dalam cari data n call listing dr sim card tu .
Ada kah betina ni kenal pemandu van putih yang tersadai di tepi jalan tu ?
Seribu satu persoalan bermain dikepala ni .
Rasa macam nak torture betina tu sampai di cerita semua ... geram

torrent said...

polis pakai preman?, susah nk jumpa polis ronda2 kt segitiga emas bagi penyeluk saku kt masjid jamek , puduraya , pasar seni.

kawan aku ada byk kali kene pau kt area ni, mintak sangat pihak polis ronda2 kawasan ni...

sim kad tu boleh gune aku rase la unless perempuan ni magneto..

izsahani said...

kenanga, i couldn't find that article on malay mail online, is it in newspaper? sometimes not all articles in the newspaper would be published in its website.

kalau betul lah FBI nak membantu, syukur alhamdulillah...sekurang-kurangnya PDRM boleh lah belajar strategy baru, ye tak? cuma saya berharap, jangan lah abg2 polis kita bodoh sombong lak...guru dah offer nak turunkan ilmu, belajar je...

ain azrimal said...

rasenye xsalah kalo kite jatuhkn hukuman mati je kt pempuan tu.menyusahkan!tensyen btol lh!