niffira.nia's: RoundTable for Nurin Alert!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

RoundTable for Nurin Alert!

Attended by :

  • Jasni Abdul Jalil (Nurin's Uncle) Shearne Delamore & Co.
  • Nuraina Samad (Group Editor)
  • Kamal Affendi (President, Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation)
  • Madeleine Yong (Director, Protect & Save The Children Association)
  • Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil (Minister of Women, Family and Development)
  • Wahti Mahidin ( TELL's Executive Director)
  • Abang Ariffin bin Abang Borhan (Advocate & Solicitor)
  • Rocky (blogger)
  • Mustapha Mahidin

what is this NURIN Alert you may ask?

Nationwide Urgent Response Information Network Alert.

similar to AMBER (America's Missing : Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert.
Imagine if such a system, or even one that is remotely similar to it, had been in place in Malaysia. In Kuala Lumpur, specifically. Imagine if the police had, on the night of August 20, 2007, confirmed that a little girl by the name of Nurin Jazlin Jazimin was indeed missing. Broadcasters would have been notified and an alert would have been activated and set in motion. Electronic billboards would have her photo and description displayed and flashed. Radio and TV programmes would have been interrupted to inform listeners and viewers about the missing child with details of where she was last seen. The police officer in charge of investigations would appear on TV making an appeal to people to help find the missing and a warning to the abductor to release the child unharmed.

Imagine that? Yes, imagine that. Undoubtedly, Nurin Jazlin would still be alive.

She is not the first victim of child abduction, and she won't be the last one..

Thank you Datuk Shahrizat, for taking NURIN Alert to the next level.

p/s : 27.12.07


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