NUR Alert gets green light from cabinet

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — A child abduction alert system, which serves to trace and inform on the disappearance of children aged 12 and below, has been approved by the cabinet.

In a joint statement, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the Cabinet also decided to name the system “NUR Alert” or National Urgent Response Alert.

The statement said the initiative, to be chaired by the Royal Malaysia Police, would be implemented immediately, with the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry acting as the deputy chair.

“Information will be spread through posters, websites, text messages and electronic message boards,” the statement added.

The system’s implementation would also involved strategic collaboration between the government, private sector and non-governmental organisations, the statement said. – Bernama