Thursday January 24, 2013
Zeroing in on foreigners
SUBANG JAYA: Hundreds of foreigners have been questioned and the areas where they live scoured as the search for missing boy William Yau Zhen Zhong widened.
Helped by two dogs and their handlers from the K9 unit, Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli with his team of 24 policemen also searched the nearby hillocks, shoplots, drains and bushes around the Putra Heights Section 7 area in an operation yesterday morning.
Two rumah kongsi were inspected not far from where the six-year-old was last seen and the search was expected to include other locations where foreigners were concentrated.
“We have checked over 550 foreigners, mainly Indonesian and Bangladeshi workers over the past three days. We have also asked them to be our eyes and ears for any information which could lead to William,” he said.
Police were continuing to visit homes in several neighbourhoods in the Putra Heights area.
On Tuesday, they visited Taman Putra Avenue, Taman Putra Permai, Taman Putra Mahkota, Taman Putra Bahagia and Taman Putra Indah. Yesterday, they visited homes near Kg Bukit Lanchung and its surrounding areas.
William went missing last Wednesday after his parents left him and his two siblings in the car when they got down to shop at an electrical appliances store at Putra Heights.
Although it has been a week since he was last seen, police have received few positive leads about his whereabouts.
ACP Yahaya assured that there would be no dwindling of efforts for now.
“We are concentrating all our efforts on finding him,” he said, adding that more than 1,400 pamphlets have been distributed in the district to enlist public help in finding the boy.