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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mother: Dead boy is my William

Goh Ying Ying identified the body of a boy found in Port Klang yesterday as her son.

PETALING JAYA: The mother of six-year-old William Yau confirmed that the body of a boy found in Port Klang yesterday is her son.

Berita Harian reported that Goh Ying Ying identified Yau based on the shorts and underwear worn by the corpse, which appeared to be the same as the last clothes worn by the boy.

However, Subang Jaya district police chief Yahaya Ramli said he would wait for the DNA test to be concluded before confirming the matter.

On Jan 16, Yau went missing after his parents left him and his siblings in the car to purchase a washing machine at Putra Heights.

It was said that he went looking for his parents after his younger sister started crying in the car.

Yesterday, police found the body of boy at Sungai Sireh and sent it to the Klang Hospital for identification.

Yau’s disappearance had generated widespread media coverage, with the public also lending a hand in locating his whereabouts.

However, Nottingham University communication professor Zaharom Nain did not blame the media exposure.

He instead questioned the police’s role in solving the case.

“What measures have the police taken? The Nur line is full of rubbish,” he said, referring to the hotline managed by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry with the cooperation of the police.

The line was established after the kidnapping and murder of six-year-old Nurin Jazlin Jazimin in 2007.

“The moment the identity of the missing boy was known everyone tried to help,” he said.

He added that the kidnappers probably panicked over the publicity that Yau had received because kidnapping was an offence punishable by death.

Photo courtesy of the NSTP.

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