Sharlinie Missing: Foreigner Arrested for False SMS

24 March 2008
Petaling Jaya

A 26-year-old foreigner was arrested by police on Saturday at 2pm in Kajang after he was found to have sent a short message claiming to have abducted missing 5-year-old Sharlinie Mohd Nashar. In the message, the IT engineer demanded RM25,000 for Sharlinie’s safe return to her family.

Sharlinie has been missing since 9 January 2008 when she went to a playground near her home in PJS2, Taman Medan.

The suspect has been in the country with valid travel documents since 29 January 2008. Police picked him up after the person he forwarded the message to reported to the police.

Police has remanded the suspect until Wednesday.

The Star Online – Foreigner held over SMS on Sharlinie
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MCW – Sharlinie Missing: Reward Money Offer Ends 29 Feb
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