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Is Missing Boy William Yau In The Care Of Foreigners?

NEW LEADS: A member of the public has informed the MCA Public Complaints Bureau that a boy who closely resembled William was seen being carried by a foreigner in Segambut Dalam.NEW LEADS: A member of the public has informed the MCA Public Complaints Bureau that a boy who closely resembled William was seen being carried by a foreigner in Segambut Dalam.KUALA LUMPUR: Could it be that missing boy William Yau Zen Zhong is now in the care of a foreigner?

This was one of the possibilities put forward by MCA Public Complaints Bureau chairman Datuk Michael Chong.

He said his bureau was informed by a member of the public that a boy who closely resembled William was seen in the area, being carried by a foreigner in Segambut Dalam.

"We have distributed the boy's posters in the area.

"So far, there has been no indication that he has been there but we will not stop trying," he was quoted as saying by The Star today.

Police, meanwhile, firmly believe that William is being held by someone.

Federal Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Seri Bakri Zinin said although this was a certainty, the motive for doing so is still unknown.

"It is possible that someone found him (William) but is afraid to hand him back to the family as they are afraid of getting into trouble.

"I urge whoever is holding William to return him to his parents immediately or send him to the nearest police station," the New Straits Timesquoted him as saying.

He lamented that the National Urgent Response (NUR) alert had also not received any strong leads so far on William's whereabouts.

Bakri said efforts by the media, banks and NGOs to locate William meant a lot to police.

"This is what we had hoped for. This means the public is looking out for him,” he was quoted as saying.

He also confirmed that no ransom demand has been received, to date.

Police are so far focusing their search efforts in the Putra Heights area, where he was last seen.

Police's intelligence reports and investigation suggest that he may not have left the area. To aid their search, police are also monitoring exit points at Putra Heights and nearby areas via traffic CCTV cameras.

William was last spotted on Wednesday night garbed in a yellow T-shirt and dark-coloured shorts.

The boy's parents, Yau Kok Kang, 38, and his wife Goh Ying Ying, 26, said he went missing after he was left in their car with his seven-year-old brother and year-old sister at 8.30pm on the day of the incident.

The family had gone to an electronic goods store in Jalan Putra Mahkota 7/6C to purchase a new washing machine. The parents had left the three kids in the car with the windows open.

However, when they returned around 15 minutes later, William was already missing.

Their other son told the parents that when his baby sister began crying, William left the car to look for the parents.

- mD

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