Jan 25 Update:
You may also want to read: Severely decomposed body of boy found
Sadly, the search has ended as Parents identify body as that of their son, William Yau.
The Star's frontpage today features a picture of this adorable six-year-old boy, William Yau Zhen Zhong. He has been missing since Wednesday.
According to the article, the parents left their three children in their car (doors locked but with windows open) while they hopped out for a short stint checking out washing machines at an electrical store in Putra Heights. When they went back after 15 minutes, they found that William was not with them. His elder brother said he went looking for their parents because their younger sister started crying non-stop.
The parents have since received many phonecalls criticizing them for leaving their children alone in the car. However, this is not the time to play the blame-game. The priority is to help find the boy. Anyone with information can contact 03-5631 9800 or 012-2197133.
William's parents - Mother Goh Ying Ying showing a picture of William on her phone while her husband looks on.
I once read that how safe a country is is to gauge how safe it is to let a child walk to the neighbourhood sundry shop or store alone. There have been many incidents in Malaysia of children who went missing on their way to the neighbourhood shop. Would you let your child go alone to get an ice-cream?
Many bloggers unwittingly expose their child(ren) to danger by featuring them in their blogs. The Internet is a convenient place for lurking around for people with bad intentions. Think about it.
Source: The Star..Where is our little William?
This is the poster done up by The Star. Print this poster and stick it up to help with the efforts to find the boy, who was last seen at Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/6c in Putra Heights.
A RM20,000 reward has been put up for anyone who gives a lead on the boy’s whereabouts.
William’s parents contributed RM5,000 to the reward while the KK Group of Companies and the Federal Territories Rela Club donated RM5,000 and RM10,000 respectively.
More Malaysians took to cyberspace to spread the news of six-year-old William Yau Zhen Zhong, who went missing last Wednesday, Jan 16.
Non-governmental organisations, private corporations and the public sector have also jumped on the bandwagon, with the Malaysian Highway Authority, Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and Association of Banks Malaysia websites highlighting his disappearance.
On Twitter, media organisations such as the Star Radio Group, Bernama Radio24 and Elements Magazine tweeted about the boy's details and photograph.
To date, there is still no strong lead on William's whereabouts.
Tips on keeping your kids safe in public places..
You may also be interested to read:
- Severely decomposed body of boy found
- Parents identify body as that of William Yau
- William Yau's body found - How did he die?
- William's family appeals for space to mourn their loss
- Rest In Peace, William Yau Zhen Zhong