Tuesday March 20, 2012
Girl escapes from Thai captors
By STEVEN DANIEL and A. RUBAN
PETALING JAYA: A 15-year-old Malaysian girl, who has been missing for over a month after being abducted by an international child sex trafficking syndicate, has escaped from her captors in Thailand.
Selangor CID chief SAC Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the teenager managed to make a bid for her freedom with five other girls from Myanmar, all of whom were found by the Thai police at the Hua Lampong train station in Bangkok on March 11.
Sources said the girl had told officials from the Thai police that she was a Malaysian.
As she did not possess any identification documents, they had to check with the Malaysian Embassy, which then confirmed that she was reported missing in Malaysia.
It is learnt that the girl, who is the second youngest of five siblings, had been reported missing since Jan 30 after her 37-year-old mother dropped her off at a bus stop near their home in Seksyen 8, Shah Alam.
The teenager had wanted to go to a friend's house for some revision.
However, when she did not return home later that day and after her friends told the mother that they had not seen her, she decided to lodge a police report the following day at the Shah Alam police station.
The mother, who had not heard from her daughter ever since, received a call from an embassy official in Bangkok on March 11.
She then took a flight to Bangkok to meet her daughter.
Both the mother and child arrived at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal in Sepang at about 8pm yesterday before she was whisked away by authorities to have her statement recorded and undergo a medical examination.
“The case is being investigated under Section 366 of the Penal Code for kidnapping for the purpose of prostitution,” said SAC Mohd Adnan.