Wednesday January 23, 2013
Police comb Putra Heights neighbourhood for missing boy William Yau
Reports by FARIK ZOLKEPLI, R.S.N. MURALI, STEVEN DANIEL, SHAUN HO, LOH FOON FONG, ALLISON LAI, YUEN MEIKENG, LOSHANA K. SHAGAR and TASHNY SUKUMARAN; Pictures by AZHAR MAHFOF AND AZHAR ARIF
SUBANG JAYA: Police have intensified their search for missing boy William Yau Zhen Zhong by going door to door in the neighbourhood where he was last seen.
In their meeting with residents, they enquired if they saw anyone who resembled William and if any neighbour had behaved suspiciously over the past week.
“We can't rule out the possibility that William could be detained against his wishes in a location not far from where he went missing,” said Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli in a press conference yesterday.
On Jan 16 at about 8.30pm, William got out from the family car parked near the OnKing electrical store at Putra Heights.
That area has 45 shoplots that were mostly open at the time.
“It is a busy area and somebody must have seen William, who was dressed in a yellow-gold T-shirt.
“If anyone remembers anything about William, please help us,” ACP Yahaya pleaded.
The K-9 dog unit is expected to be brought to the scene where William was last seen in Putra Heights at about 9am today to intensify the search.
CID Director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin said police had even tightened security at the country's checkpoints and borders.
Meanwhile, MCA Public Services and Complaints Department head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said a child who looked like William had reportedly been spotted in Segambut Dalam two days after he went missing.
“MCA and Rela members have gone there to distribute posters of William,” said Chong, adding that Segambut Dalam was known for its huge settlement of foreigners.
However, there had yet to be any evidence that William was actually there, Chong told reporters here yesterday.
Those with information on William or his whereabouts can contact Sjn Goh Lai Than at 03-5631 9800 or 012-2197133 or William's father, Yau Kok Kang at 016-969 1616.