KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 ― “I fully understand the grief of a mother over the loss of her child in such a manner,” says Norazian Bistaman, 44, mother of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin who was found gruesomely murdered in 2007 over the death of the child murder victim, Noor Amila Edrus Norsham.
“I sympathise with the family and hope they would be patient and brave with this test of Allah,” she told Bernama.
She was commenting on the death of Noor Amila Edrus, 5, who went missing since Aug 11 in Jinjang North and was found in a bush in Kampung Kemensah, Hulu Kelang here at noon yesterday with his head separated from the body.
Norazian said on Saturday she managed to visit Noor Amila Edrus’s mother, Siti Nursharmila Tengku Hanafiah, 46, in Jinjang, after receiving the news of the missing boy to give her words of encouragement.
It was tragic that the same fate befell her family, she said of Nurin Jazlin, 9, who went missing on Aug 20 in 2007 after going to the pasar malam near her house in Section 1 of Wangsa Maju.
On Sept 17 2007, Nurin was found dead, believed to be a sex abuse victim, by a shoplot owner at Jalan PJS 1, Taman Petaling Utama, Petaling Jaya.
She was killed 24 hours before her naked body was found in a bag left at the stairs of the three-storey business premises in the area.
Norazian said she accepted the fact that Nurin Jazlin was no longer here and hoped Edrus’s mother and family would also accept his (Edrus’s) demise.
The case of Edrus who went missing last Thursday after Maghrib prayers near a surau close to his house, was said to be linked to a member of his own family.
A man related to the victim’s family was detained and brought by police to the location where the body was found.
Norazian said she hoped the people would take this as a lesson on missing children in the country.
“Whoever had such a tragic experience would be devasted but others should take heed and ensure their children are accompanied by adults wherever they go,” she said.
Norazian said she still missed her daughter, the second of five children, fondly called ‘Kak Ngah’.
“I wish to dream of meeting Kak Ngah...if she was still around, she would be 17 years old and would be sitting for SPM examination this year,” she said.
Meanwhile, Bukit Aman CID Sexual, Women and Children Investigation Division (D11) recorded 567 cases of missing children under the age of 18 years from January to May this year.
From the total, 374 children were found while 193 more children throughout the country were still missing and were still being investigated by police.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Community Care Foundation (MCCF) condemned the incident and called on the authorities to impose maximum sentence on the offender involved in the murder of Noor Amila Edrus.
Its chairman Halim Ishak also conveyed his condolence to the victim’s family and hoped parents would be more careful about the safety of their children at home, in school or at public places.
“Such criminals do not recognise the age of their victims who may comprise babies and senior citizens,” he said in a statement. ― Bernama