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Nayati Press Conference – Police put Safety First

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PETALING JAYA May 4 : Nayati Shamelin Moodial’s father has again extended their thanks to the police for putting safety first in the rescue of their 12-year-old son.

“Men worked night and day to get him back,” an emotional Sham Moodliar told reporters at a press conference on Friday.

Sham said that rather than work to apprehend the kidnappers, the police had joined the family on the ground to ensure Nayati’s safe return.

Present at the press conference was Janice Smith, Nayati’s mother, who confessed that her son had asked her to sleep with him in his room the night he returned.

Nayati was kidnapped while walking to Mont’ Kiara International School on April 27.

He was released at the Sungei Buloh rest and recreation area on Thursday morning.

Nayati found the courage to go back to school hours after his release on Thursday, saying that he knew his schoolmates and teachers had been looking for him.

Nayati said he wanted to walk home from school, as “I left home on Friday (April 27) to go to school and now I’m walking back.”

His parents described seeing their son again as “just wonderful.” Sham said Nayati seemed to have integrated well with the Malaysian culture as he had asked the kidnappers for chicken rice.

Sham, who broke down in the midst of the press conference, said that his family loved Malaysia even more now after the show of solidarity from Malaysians.

He added that he would continue staying here despite the ordeal the family went through.

He said the family would go on a holiday for a while “to heal as a family” and asked for privacy.

Sham also thanked the media for the blackout during the critical search period.

Source : The Star