PETALING JAYA: Yesterday was the day a group of bomoh had "divined" that Sharlinie Mohd Nashar would be reunited with her family. The day came and went without any sign of the missing 5-year-old.
What is worse is that police still have no clue as to her whereabouts. They have no photofit of the suspect, nor do they even know how she disappeared three weeks ago.
This is because their only witness, Sharlinie's elder sister Sharliena, is unable to give an accurate account of what happened that day nor can she give a proper description of the perpetrator.
Still, police are trying their best to locate the girl, with daily search operations not merely in the district, but in surrounding areas and the rest of the Klang Valley and neighbouring states.
Even border checkpoints have been on high alert for the past three weeks for anyone even remotely resembling Sharlinie, as her kidnapper could have somehow altered her looks so that no one would recognise her, especially with posters of her having been put up all over the country.
Police had not pinned their hopes on the bomoh's predictions.
"They are only voicing out their opinions which will be investigated by the police," said district police chief Assistant Commissioner Arjunaidi Mohamed.
Until today, however, not a single bomoh has come forward to help police in their search.
Arjunaidi said the search plan changed from day to day depending on information received from the public.
Most of these bits of information included suspected sightings of Sharlinie. All were checked out and all have been proven untrue.
- New Straits Times