Case of missing ex-newscaster Zalina still open, say cops

Search continues: The police notice on Zalina as a missing person.

It will be the second Hari Raya Aidilfitri since former TV3 personality Zalina Azman was reported missing.

The case remains open, according to Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim.

“There are no developments in the case but we are still investigating the matter and efforts to find her are still ongoing.

“We will give updates if there is any development,” he said yesterday.

Police have recorded statements from more than 20 individuals, including Zalina’s family members and friends, since she was reported missing in November 2021.

ALSO READ: Ras Adiba Radzi not giving up hope on missing Zalina Azman’s return: ‘We miss you, come home’

ACP Iqbal said police welcome information from the public on the missing person case.

“We appreciate any information that may assist our investigation. The case is still open and we have never closed it,” he added.

Zalina, 60, made the headlines last July after a missing person notice was released by the police.

The police received a report from Zalina’s son, Mikhael Norman, of her disappearance on Nov 29, 2021, after he couldn’t contact her for almost a week.

Zalina’s mobile phone was turned off on Nov 20, 2021.

It was also reported that police believed Zalina was still in the country after checks with the Immigration Department showed that she had not gone overseas.

There were multiple sightings of her after the police reached out to the public, but nothing panned out.

In January, Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi took to Instagram to post about her former colleague who had been missing for more than a year.

Together with an old photo of Zalina, Ras wrote: “It’s the first day of the year and we still haven’t found you. So many rumours and fake news going around but I am not giving up.

“So if you do get to read this Zally, please know that I miss you and I hope you will find me. Call me Zal, it’s ok, it’ll all be ok. We miss you, come home, just come home.”

Meanwhile, Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan reminded those with missing persons to lodge a police report as soon as possible.

“It will enable police to take the necessary actions based on existing laws to track down the victims,” he said.

As for spreading the news of missing persons online, especially on social media, Comm Hussein said family members or friends must ensure the information being spread is correct and valid.

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