KUALA LUMPUR, 17 Sept 2008: One year ago today the battered body of nine-year old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin was found stuffed in a sports bag.
For her father, Jazimin Abdul Jalil, 34, and mother Norazian Bistaman, 36, the pain lives on for their second child as Hari Raya approaches.
This is the second time they commemorate the day without their second child nicknamed ‘Kak Ngah’.
The fact of her death is accepted by her parents and her three siblings as God’s will.
Hari Raya will bring back memories of her antics during the fasting month, said Jazimin when met by Bernama at his house at PPR Ayer Panas, Setapak here today.
“As parents we do not feel we should be celebrating without Nurin but we have other children who need our love. It should not be that we go with our emotions to the point that we ignore their joy,” Jazimin said, referring to her sisters Nurin Jazira, 10, Nurin Jazlina, 7, and Nurin Jazlisa, 2.
His wife said her last Hari Raya dress was a piece of her memory.
Norazian recalled that Nurin liked to break fast with Roti John and kebab while on the first day of Hari Raya her choice was lemang and rendang.
“I still remember that at the start of fast Nurin was the easiest to wake up” Nurin’s mother said while caressing her dress.
On this year’s Hari Raya preparations, Jazimin said they were on a moderate scale and they would first visit Nurin’s grave before going to his wife’s village in Selama, Perak.
When asked about his suit filed against the Inspector-General of Police and the government on the posting of Nurin’s post-mortem on the Internet and alleged statements that Nurin’s disappearance was due to his alleged dealings with loan sharks, Jazimin said he was still waiting for the outcome.
He said it was not a matter of winning or losing but that what was important was to clear his name.
“I ask that people do not speculate when children disappear and not blame parents 100 per cent without knowing what actually happened,” he said.
On Aug 20, last year Nurin, a year-two student of Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Desa Setapak, was reported missing from her house in Section 1 Wangsa Maju.
Her body was found last year on this day 27 days after she disappeared and post-mortem results showed that she died as a result of sexual assault. — Bernama