KUALA LUMPUR: Nurul Aina Md Nooh has always admired her friend Nurin Jazlin Jazimin’s hair.
“It was long and shiny. Nurin would go to the night market to buy colourful hair scrunchies with her parents although in school she would stick to black or white ones,” she said.
She used to run into Nurin at the pasar malam when her own parents took her there to buy clothes.
Nurul Aina, eight, said she has known Nurin since Year One at SK Desa Setapak and they had always sat together in class.
“I really miss her as we used to skip together or chase each other around the school. We also played congkak. It was Nurin who taught me the game,” she said.
During recess, she said, Nurin used to have her favourite dish nasi ayam merah with a syrup drink or Milo.
Her Year Two class teacher Zuraini Ismail described Nurin as a hardworking and quiet pupil in class.
“Her favourite subject was Bahasa Malaysia. She also liked art, especially drawing flowers,” she said.
Zuraini said a group of teachers led by headmistress Asiah Zakaria had visited the family after they were informed Nurin was missing.
“She went missing during the school holidays. When class resumed, I told her classmates about it.
“They all miss her very much,” she added.
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