“Makan dan minumlah, dan janganlah berlebih-lebihan. Sesungguhnya Allah tidak menyukai mereka yang berlebih-lebihan.”(Al A’raf: 31)
Sunday, January 16, 2011
It Should Be NURIN Alert!
SUNDAY, JANUARY 09, 2011
It Should Be Nurin Alert!
...because she made it all happen.
My take (in the NST today) on the child abduction alert system - to be called NUR (Nationwide Urgent Response) Alert -- to be formalized by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.
I can only guess why the ministry is not going to call it by its original name NURIN (Nationwide Urgent Response Information Network) Alert but I won't speculate.
So, as I have said, it should be called NURIN Alert. After all, if Nurin had not been brutalized and died, this plan to put an early alert system in place wouldn't happen. And, did I say that we all couldn't save her?
Oh -- you do remember Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, don't you? The 8 year-old who was abducted from somewhere near her home in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur on the night of Aug 20, 2007.
Someone dragged her into a van.
She was never to be seen again until Sept 17, about a month later at a location far from that pasar malam -- in PJS1, Petaling Jaya.
She was dead, her body crumpled, brutalized, she was thin, her hair shaven, and a cucumber was stuck in her....(never mind). The child suffered unimaginable pain and horror.
And her body was found in a gym bag.
In death, she was so unrecognizable. Her father, Jazimin Abdul Jalil could not even recognize her, he could not identify her. Perhaps it was just too much for him.
I can never forget that image of Nurin after her body was found -- her thin face, shorn head -- a pale shadow of her when she was alive.