I went shopping last night. Shopping was never my favourite past time. I hate the crowds, I hate those pretty and expensive goods that I can only look at and not buy, and I hate those obnoxious and ignorant mall personnel who sometimes walk around not knowing what planet they’re living in when you ask them questions about the goods that’s sold there. I hate the cashiers who yak, and so the list goes on…
To make long story short, I am a weird woman. I hate shopping. It gives me nothing but eyesore and feet that hurts by the time I was done walking around the mall. But those eyesore and feet that hurt I can tolerate. I’ll take any of those torture, but I cannot tolerate brats that’s running around and was unsupervised by their parents. I find it annoying like hell! Don’t get me wrong,I don’t hate children. I love them, and I’ve been working with them in various ways since I graduated. I just hate it when children are let loose in the mall as if no danger will approach them. And I hate it even more when I heard announcement that’s announcing a child looking for his or her parents. Last night, a boy and his sister was lost in the mall and was brought to the announcement booth. So instead of showing off what I bought for CNY last night, I have a message for shopaholic parents:
Dear parents, please take care of your children when you are shopping. Don’t wait til a cute child like this
End up like this, kidnapped and sexually molested in the most inhumane way and finally die painfully because of your lack of supervision.
For readers who are not Malaysian or have been hiding in a cave somewhere, the answer to your question is a YES, the picture of the dead body above is the picture of the cute little girl that’s in the first picture. She’s Nurin Jazlin Jazimin. Kidnapped because of lack of supervision on her parent’s part. She was 8, and went out of the safety of her home to buy something in a night market WITHOUT PARENTS SUPERVISION.
Her dead body was found stuffed in a sports bag, and even her parents could not recognize her dead body and DNA test was required to determined the identity after her death. Her dead body was found in the most pitiful condition. She was bruised and battered, and according to the medical officers, she was sexually abused in the most inhumane way til she finally could not take it anymore and died a slow, bloody and painful death.
Parents, is your shopping session more important than your children that you allowed them to run around without anyone supervising them? Are you not aware of crime that’s involving children in Malaysia?
People with bad intentions are everywhere. Please, protect your children. Do not let them loose without supervision. You seriously do not wish your children to suffer the same fate as Nurin Jazlin Jazimin, or those children above do you? There’s no use crying over spill milk, so please, supervise your children before it’s too late, I beg of you!
Cleffairy: Shopping is never therapeutic for me. Especially when the price is pointing to the sky and children are running around loose as if their parents are wishing for people to take their children away from them. One could never shop with a peace of mind with environment like these!