Monday, March 26, 2012

Malaysian Police wrapping up probe into abducted girl

theSundaily

SHAH ALAM (March 25, 2012): Police are close to wrapping up their probe into the abduction of a 14-year-old girl who was rescued along with four Myanmar teen girls last week in Bangkok by Thai police.
Shah Alam police chief ACP Zahedi Ayob said today they have recorded statements from the Malaysian teenager and also the five foreigners sent to Malaysia by the Thai authorities to help in investigations.

He said there were contradictions in the statements of all six girls and police will continue their probe to determine the truth.

The Myanmars who are Rohingyas aged between 15 and 17 are under the care of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees here while the local remains warded at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) where she is undergoing treatment with psychologists for mental trauma.
The local teenager was reported missing on Jan 30 by her mother.

The 37-year-old woman had dropped her daughter at noon at a bus stop in Shah Alam and lodged a police report when the girl failed to return home.

On March 12, the girl called her mother from Bangkok and told her that she had escaped from her abductors. The teenagers were rescued at a railway station by Thai police.

Zahedi who was speaking after the Police Day celebrations held by Selangor police at the Shah Alam Square at Section 4 here said the case was being probed for kidnapping for prostitution under Section 366 of the Penal Code.

Earlier, Selangor police chief DCP Datuk Tun Hisan Tun Hamzah said he was proud of his personnel as they had worked diligently and had solved many cases.

"Their diligence, hard work and intelligence gathering led to Selangor police breaking into many cases with favourable results over the past three years. We also hope to enhance greater ties with the public with our new Blue Tiger mascot.

"This is a public-friendly mascot but not toothless. It will be ferocious to only criminals," he said.
Tun Hisan also handed letters of appreciation to 49 police personnel and members of the public for their exemplary policing services.

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