Friday February 8, 2013
Shahrizat calls for ‘buy-in’ to make emergency line a success
By LOH FOON FONG
KUALA LUMPUR: There has to be a “buy-in” by all parties before the emergency one-stop call centre Talian Nur 15999 can be a success, said former Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.
For instance, it was not only for the authorities to look out for missing children as the public too must be involved, she said at the National Women and Family Development Council Chinese New Year event in Bandar Tun Razak here yesterday.
The Talian Nur link was set up in December 2007 to enable early intervention for victims of domestic violence, child abuse and natural disasters as well as social woes and criminal activities.
On Jan 16, six-year-old William Yau went missing in Putra Heights when his parents stopped by an electrical shop to look at some electrical appliances.
His body was found a week later off the shores of a fishing village in Klang.
“There has to be a buy-in' by everyone,” said Shahrizat, who heads the council, using the management term that signifies the commitment of interested parties to agree to and support a decision.
“While it has to be an integrated approach, there must be more promotion on Talian Nur to get people used to the system.”
On the general election, she said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should be given the mandate to continue as Prime Minister as he had proven to be a visionary and intelligent leader.
Shahrizat, who is Wanita Umno chief, said Government initiatives, such as the RM500 handout under the 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) programme, were given to all eligible recipients regardless of their political leanings.
She added that the general election would see Najib, who is Barisan Nasional chairman, taking on the role of chief commander for the first time, urging the people to support the Prime Minister.