i HONESTLY think that this warning sign should be posted ALL OVER MALAYSIA, simply because MOST parents nowadays just couldn't care much about their offsprings anymore. after what had happened to the late NURIN JAZLIN, still, many parents disregard the HARD CORE FACT that they are many many, oh-so-many PSYCHOTIC PAEDOPHILES out there (either that, they are doing this for the ransom, but i doubt). come on! right after the passing of ADIK NURIN, one girl went missing in PENANG. almost the same situation: the girl went to a nearby night market to buy VCD and she went on her OWN!!! what kind of parents would let their child go just like that??
and now, the case of ADIK SHARLINIE. she was allowed to go to the playground with her sister (who was the acting ADULT at that moment) who is 7 years old, 2 years elder than she is. ok, kids need to be active and run around and stuff. PARENTS too! whatever were the parents/caretakers doing while they let their 2 (TWO) children go and play like that? is it so hard to be there and spend some quality time with the children?
even i worry about my sister (who is 18, by the way) when i heard that she was going out to a concert on her own. even i worry about my sister (who is 12) when she went out with her group of frens to the mall, chaperoned by one of the kids' aunt. i am their SISTER and yet i care and worry abt them constantly. but these PARENTS?? what do they care right?
with all of these cases running wild and active these days, you can still hear announcements being made over the PA system: "Will the guardian/parent of this lost child please come to the information counter right now to collect your child" in malls. parents are just way to busy spending their money on worldly possessions and so afraid that they don't get that product on sale because other shoppers are fighting for it, that they NEGLECT their care. i went to IKANO on 2 consequetive days (yeah, like there are no other place right?), and knowing that IKANO is not so crowded as THE STREET at THE CURVE, announcements about missing children still dominate the sound system on BOTH days! crazee right?
children will end up with this question on their minds because they wonder very much if their parents do care about them or not.