Wednesday, January 16, 2008
SERVES HER RIGHT
By MOHD YAAKOB YUSOF
THIS was Jazimin Abdul Jalil’s reaction to the arrest of an Indonesian maid in Johor Baru early yesterday.
The 27-year-old woman had been sending text messages to Sharlinie’s parents, saying the girl was abducted out of revenge.
She also said Sharlinie wouldbe released in a few days.
“This is not funny. These are human lives we are talking about and crank calls and SMSes only add to the misery of Sharlinie’s family.”
Jazimin was a target of pranksters when his daughter, Nurin Jazlin, went missing for nearly a month before her body was found stuffed in a sports bag in Petaling Jaya last year.
“I know the agony and ordeal of Sharlinie’s parents. Why send them on a wild goose chase with information like where she was.
“If you spot the girl, act or call the police. Why bother sending such SMSes to the parents when the girl could have been taken far away by then,” said Jazimin.
TIRED of running around on a wild goose chase, police showed they meant business when they arrested an Indonesian maid at her employer’s house in Johor Baru at midnight yesterday.
The 27-year-old woman had been sending text messages to missing girl Sharlinie Mohd Nashar’s parents, saying the girl was abducted out of revenge.
She also said Nini (Sharlinie’s nickname) would be released in a few days.
Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner II Mazlan Mansor, who announced the arrest yesterday, said the woman was playing around but the real motive has yet to be known.
The woman has been remanded for three days until tomorrow at Petaling Jaya police station.
The prank calls have hampered investigations as many hours and manpower are spent on checking information received from the public.
This upset Mazlan who vowed to get tough with the pranksters. He said he would not hesitate to charge them in court.
Mazlan declined to reveal details of pranksters who have would be rounded up soon.
Pranksters can be charged under Section 193 of the Penal Code for giving false information.
On the missing girl, Mazlan said: “The task force, comprising officers from Bukit Aman and the Selangor contingent, are working hard to find Sharlinie with support from other divisions and contingents.”
Asked if the two security guards, who were nabbed recently, are connected with Sharlinie’s abduction, he said: “We are still investigating. Give us time as we do not want to jump to conclusions.”
Sharlinie’s family has received many prank calls and text messages.
Sharlinie’s uncle, Shahrizal Satirin, 34, speaking on behalf of the visibly tired parents, said there were also messages that wrongfully accused the children’s parents of borrowing money from people.
“The father earns enough to feed the family and they have never borrowed money from anyone. They also never had any quarrel with anyone,” he said.
“I have advised the parents to ignore the calls and SMSes or they might just become crazy.”
Shahrizal said among the pranksters were schoolchildren.
“They have nothing better to do. But we are suffering here. Nini, who is suffering from asthma, is still missing and there are people who taunt us daily,” he said.
Nini was reportedly abducted about 11.30am on Wednesday, while walking home with her sister, Sharliena, eight, from a nearby playground in Taman Medan, Petaling Jaya.
The case is being investigated under Section 363 of the Penal Code for abduction, which carries a sentence of up to seven years’ jail upon conviction.
- The Malay Mail