Read on to find out our 3 tips on how to stay safe in Malaysia.
Imagine your child telling you that she would die before you and have that unsettling comment come true. That is what happened to Acha Kusain, 31, who had her 11-year-old daughter’s life brutally snatched away from her.
11-year-old predicted her death?
The inconsolable mother recalled her daughter’s words that predicted her untimely death.
“She once told me that she would die before I do. I never thought it would come true,” she revealed.
New Straits Times reported that Nur Amyliana Shuhada Mohd Noor, 11, was found at a parking lot at Lorong Batu Nilam 1E, Bukit Tinggi, Klang at approximately 10.30pm by a passer-by.
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Passer-by thought the girl was asleep
The passer-by reported to be 19-year-old R.V. Kalaivanjini stumbled upon the victim when she was on the way to buy nasi lemak with her friend.
She told New Straits Times that the spot where the girl was found was poorly lit and had initially thought the victim was sleeping. She then attempted to wake her up to no avail.
“That was when I realised she could be dead. I got scared and asked a passer-by to call the police. I felt sad as the girl’s eyes were still open,” she exclaimed.
Girl’s body found close to home
The 11-year-old was believed to have gone missing around noon the same day.
The victim’s sister, who identified herself as Eni, 16, reportedly said that her younger sister was playing outside their home while waiting for their elder sister to return with the house keys.
However, when the elder sister returned, Nur Amyliana has disappeared. The family assumed that the girl had somewhere nearby to play.
Nur Amyliana’s body was then found later that night just a mere 200m from her family home.
“I never thought that her disappearance would end this way,” said Eni.
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Victim might have been sexually assaulted
Police arrived at the scene 15 minutes after the call and confirmed the 11-year-old’s death.
Investigations later showed that 11-year-old girl may have been sexually assaulted.
Klang Selatan district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Mat Yusop said early investigation found no apparent injuries on the victim’s body except for some bleeding on her private parts.
“She is believed to have died less than 12 hours before she was found,” he added.
The cause of Nur Amyliana’s death is yet to be determined.
Mohamad also reported that two male suspects, aged 19 and 24 were picked up near the scene and have been remanded for seven days.
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Tips on how to stay safe in Malaysia
In light of all the reports of rape, snatch thefts and kidnapping cases in Malaysia, here are 3 tips on how to stay safe.
1. Be aware
Be aware of yourself and your surroundings. Keep an eye out on suspicious people around you. A criminal tends to targets people who are unaware of their surroundings. So make sure that you’re aware of your surroundings, especially when you’re alone. That means no messing with your phone or listening to music – this will cause you to be distracted, making you an easy target.
2. Go with your gut instinct
Listen to your “sixth sense” or your “gut instinct”. Your intuition usually provides accurate insight into dangerous situations and people. If you feel that something is wrong or if you suddenly feel uneasy or unsafe – get out of there because you’re probably right! So learn how to trust this instinct and use it to your full advantage, it may save your life.
3. Don’t threaten to fight back
Threatening to fight your attacker may actually make the situation worse. The attacker, who is already edgy and pumped with adrenaline, may turn more angry and violent. The best way to handle an attack is to try escape. This way, you’ll be least likely to be injured. So run away and yell for help, do anything that would attract attention.
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