13 January 2008
As the search for 5-year-old Sharlinie Mohd Nashar continues into its fourth day, officers from the Rantau Panjang Umno division and the Community Development Department (Kemas) have been distributing photos of Sharlinie at the border duty free shops and immigration checkpoints.
Sharlinie has been missing from a playground in Taman Medan since Wednesday.
At the Family Day for staff of the Prime Minister’s office at Seri Perdana, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi made a plea to the abductors to return Sharlinie to her parents and reminded parents to be extra careful with children wandering around.
Yesterday, several notable people visited Sharlinie’s parents at their home in Taman Medan. Wife of the Prime Minister, Datin Paduka Seri Jeanne Abdullah, Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and Celcom Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Seri Shazalli Ramly were all present to offer support to parents Mohd Nashar Mat Hussain and Suraya Ahmad.
Shazalli said that Celcom is sending photos of Sharlinie to its six million subscribers via multimedia messaging on mobile phones.
Last night at 10pm, a doll was found perched on a concrete signage about 100 metres from Sharlinie’s home. The doll, believed to be Sharlinie’s, was dressed in yellow. Witnesses said that a man came out from a speeding black Proton Wira and placed the doll there.
Police have taken the doll away for investigations. Suraya fainted several times when she heard about the doll.
Following Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai’s pledge of RM5,000, Selangor Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation vice- president M. Jayabarathi and an anonymous datuk pledged RM2,000 and RM5,000 respectively. MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Michael Chong’s company GMH Property Sdn Bhd chipped in RM5,000.
Business tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan has topped up the total reward amount to RM100,000 by pledging RM83,000.
Police have received reports sighting Sharlinie in Klang, Selangor and Butterworth, leading them to believe that the abductor is still in the country.
The public is advised to contact the Petaling Jaya police headquarters at 03-79662222 or Chong at 016-6036633 with any information on Sharlinie.
The Star Online – Donors and police appeal for info on child’s whereabouts
The Star Online – Personal plea from PM to free Sharlinie
The Star Online – Mystery man leaves doll on signage in Taman Medan
The Star Online – Sharlinie: Reward now stands at RM100,000
New Straits Times – NGOs hand out posters along border
New Straits Times – Jeanne and VIPs visit girl’s family
New Straits Times – Free Sharlinie, urges PM
New Straits Times – Police get fresh lead with doll find
New Straits Times – Reward for info on Sharlinie now RM17,000
MCW – Sharlinie Missing: Search Efforts Continue