Sunday, August 3, 2008
CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN: Please ensure justice is done
By : D. PARAMALINGAM, Seri Kembangan, Selangor
I WOULD like to know what has happened to two unsolved cases involving two little girls -- Nurin Jazlin Jazimin and Sharlinie Mohd Nashar.
I can't help thinking that the preoccupation of the police with other issues recently has forced them to relegate these cases to the back burner.
Come Sept 17, it would be one year to the day since Nurin was kidnapped and murdered. The police have yet to find the person responsible for this heinous crime.
And it has been seven months since Sharlinie went missing. Have the police found her? The answers to these two questions is a big "no".
In fact, the police, quite understandably, probably decided to concentrate more on law-and-order problems associated with the March 8 general election than with finding the offenders or trying to solve these two cases.
The elections have come and gone. Nurin's murderer still remains at large. Sharlinie remains missing.
Now, the whole nation has been caught up with the mudslinging and power play between politicians, and Nurin and Sharlinie seem to have been forgotten.
As a father of two young children, I feel for the parents of these two young girls. I also constantly fear for the safety of my children.
Much as I understand the enormous strain under which our law-enforcement officers are working, I appeal to them to ensure that justice is done to Nurin and Sharlinie and those who care for them.
- New Straits Times