I was at UKM yesterday for practically the whole day participating in a one day Seminar that focusses on Victims' Rights, organised by the Law Students Society of UKM's Law Faculty that goes by the acronym "Perundang".
It was attended by about 100 or so law students from not only UKM but those from UM, UIAM as well as from Help University College. Among speakers presenting their respective papers were a legal practitioner, En. Mohd Najid Husain from Mohd Najid & Partners; a Criminalogy Lecturer from UiTM, Prof. Madya Datuk Abdul Halim Sidek; a representative from the Women's Aid Organisation, Pn. Nazlina; the Executive Director of All Women's Action Society (AWAM), Ms. Honey Tan and yours truly, Jasni Abdul Jalil, Nurin's Uncle. Yes, I was there as Nurin's Uncle and my task was to relay the experience of the victim's family in regards to the application of their rights since the abduction of their child till now.
As mentioned in my earlier post, I presented a brief paper that cited the various examples where the rights of Nurin's parents were either breached, invaded or ignored.
While most of the examples cited in the presentation are still yet to be addressed, the part on initial action (or inaction) in launching a search and rescue operations has already got a solution in the form of what that has been proposed and aggressively being promoted, the Nurin Alert mechanism.
Our promotional activities on Nurin Alert is still at the beginning stage and not at the tail-end as eventhough the authorities have shown a very receptive response to the Nurin Alert initiative and had in fact implemented the various proposals in the search and rescue for poor Sharlinie, we in C4NA are determined to see that Nurin Alert is indeed incorporated into the Child Protection Policy and eventually turned into a law in order to ensure an effective and efficient execution of a serach and rescue operations for missing children.
If you have had noticed, there is this logo posted on top right of this blogsite (beneath the picture of Nurin's tombstone). This is the official logo that has been adopted by Citizens for Nurin Alert Society (C4NA) as the logo for Nurin Alert. Designed by Ampuan Yussof, a fellow Malaysian based in the USA and improvised by Intan Shafinaz of UiTM, the colour scheme is actually yellow - amber - red, but for some awkward reason it is appearing on this blogsite as the BN blue!
Perhaps it's trying to gain the BN's support to turn it into reality, but I'm trying to do something about it before everyone else starts thinking that the BN blue is indeed its actual colour.
While on the subject of C4NA, you might want to know that we are in the process of getting the entity registered as a Society to as to ensure the sustainance of the Nurin Alert movement so as to facilitate the grouping in executing projects requiring public and private funding.
I should be able to publicise the names of the Protem Committee Members very soon once we finalised the list or once it got it registered.
Till then, have a Good Night and productive day ahead.