Saturday, January 12, 2008
Police Inundated With Information On Sharlinie
PETALING JAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) -- Two days after the media highlighted the disappearance of five-year-old Sharlinie Mohd Nashar, the police are finding their hands full.
Petaling Jaya police have been inundated with information pertaining to the girl's disappearance.
District police chief, ACP Arjunaidi Mohamed said the police were investigating every piece of information and were leaving no stone unturned.
Declining to divulge the formation so as not to hamper investigations, he said however, that the district police had contacted its counterpart in Seberang Prai to facilitate investigations into Sharlinie's disappearance.
"We have requested Seberang Prai police to verify a piece of information which we received, that the girl was found in Butterworth," Arjunaidi told reporters today.
On the probability that Sharlinie might have been taken out of the country, he said the police had yet to receive such information.
Arjunaidi added that posters of the girl bearing the relevant particulars, were distributed in the Klang Valley, with more being printed for distribution nationwide.
He said the police received good cooperation from NGOs and neighbourhood watch groups.
On Wednesday, Sharlinie affectionately known as Nini, was reported missing about 11.30am, while playing with her eight-year-old sister, Sharliena, at a playground about 200 metres from their house in Taman Medan.
In BUTTERWORTH, the 4B Youth Movement Malaysia is sparing no effort in locating Sharlinie.
It social service chairman, Mohamad Fozi Rejab, said the movement's members were deployed to distribute posters at the railway and bus stations, and public places.
"Yesterday, we helped distribute about 10,000 posters in Petaling Jaya. Today, we sent out 2,000 posters in Butterworth," he said.
In BALING, Putera Umno chief, Datuk Abdul Azeez Rahim said the movement would distribute 10,000 posters to help in the search for Sharlinie.
Other movements also helping in the search for Sharlinie are the Welfare Association of Former Intelligence Personnel and the Federation of Peninsula Malay Students Union.