KUALA LUMPUR: An 11-year-boy, Muhammad Asmawi Jalaludin (pic) went missing from Kampung Kerinchi on Sunday and his mother and six siblings are pining for his return.
Brickfields acting OCPD Supt Azri Abdul Rahman said yesterday that the boy would usually play video games at the nearby premises with his friends.
He said Asmawi’s friends claimed that the Petaling Jaya SRK La Salle pupil had gone home at 6.30pm on Sunday.
“The boy was last seen in Mid Valley by his friends. We are scrutinising the CCTV clips in the shopping complex to find out if he was there,” Supt Azri said.
He said Asmawi’s mother, Rozita Abu Hassan, 50, had received an SMS demanding ransom. Police have identified the sender of the SMS but have yet to track him down.
Rozita, a single mother of seven, said: “Usually Asmawi goes cycling and plays football in the evening and would be back by 5pm.”
She said when her youngest son failed to come home, she searched the area until 9pm.
“I felt very worried for his safety so I lodged a report at the Kerinchi police station,” said the stall operator.
“It has now been four days. I just wish that my son is back home with us, safe and sound.”
Anyone with information on Asmawi’s disappearance can contact the Rakan COP hotline at 03-2115 9999 or SMS to 32728 or call Rozita at 019-255 0279.
Source: The Star Online Friday March 14, 2008