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Missing Emirati girl reunited with her family

15 year old who was missing in Malaysia found

  • By Noorhan Barakat, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 18:17 December 25, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Supplied
  • Khadija Mohammad Saeed Al Hadrami

Dubai: The 15-year-old Emirati girl, Khadija Mohammad Saeed Al Hadrami, who went missing from Malaysia, was found on Tuesday. A Palestinian man is being questioned in connection to the incident, an official said.

Nasser Abdullah Salman Al Aboudi, UAE’s Ambassador to Malaysia, told Gulf News that the girl has been reunited with her family. He added that a 22-year- -old Palestinian man was being held and interrogated by the Malaysian police.

Al Aboudi said that the man was using the girl’s phone to send instant text messages to her family and he was also impersonating her. On Tuesday, the man finally contacted the father and asked to meet him at a shopping mall.

“The embassy was following up with both the Malaysian government and police from day one” he said.

He explained that the father notified them and the police and embassy set a trap to catch the man.

When the man arrived with the girl, police in plain clothes arrested him, Al Aboudi said.

The girl, he said, will be taken to the hospital for check ups after police have completed procedures.

When asked if the man had asked for a ransom, Al Aboudi said that he had not asked for anything, but to meet the father.

Khadija went missing on December 23, from a shopping mall in Kuala Lampur, where she was on vacation with her family.

The relieved father, Mohammad Saeed Al Hadrami told Gulf News over the phone from Malaysia, that he was very happy that his daughter is finally back.

“Thank god for her return. I want to thank the UAE government and all the Shaikhs and everyone who helped in bringing her back.” Al Hadrami said. He added: “The phone would not stop ringing in those past few days, I got calls from everyone — government officials and regular people.”

Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Foreign Minister, thanked the Malaysian government for helping to find the girl on his twitter account.

Comments (6)

  1. Added 13:50 December 26, 2012

    Ultimately, the dilligent investigation by Malaysian police need to be applauded. Our authorities did well to ensure our citizens' well-being. Hopefully Khadijah will recover well. Again, well done Malaysia!

    Yousuf, Qattara, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 12:18 December 26, 2012

    Great efforts by diligent people on both ends. Is he the good Samaritan or the kidnapper? Congratulation to the family on reunion. All prais to God.

    Raj Abbas Khan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 11:58 December 26, 2012

    Well done by UAE authorities. Thanks to God. Congratulations to all those who worked for this great effort.

    YASAR AHAMMAD ALI, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 10:01 December 26, 2012

    I congragulate all the authorities concerned and good job through instant communications, which paved the way to get the Emirati girl from the culprit. Dear father, please do not forget the Almighty Allah for having given you your daughter back within a very short period of time without any harm. AL-HAMDULILLAH

    M. ASHRAFF NAZIM, KOLONNOWA, Sri Lanka

  5. Added 09:35 December 26, 2012

    very thankful to United Arab Emrates authorities for helping the princess angel Khadija Mohammad Saeed Al Hadrami and the new life began with her family. First very thankful to Allah subhan wa tala and the messanger who is involved to help them and most part of helping of Malaysia govt. Well Khadija, take care.

    MOHAMMAD SHAZEB AL DEEN, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia

  6. Added 09:07 December 26, 2012

    Great job done by UAE authorities in supporting the family. so glad to hear the daughter is back. congrats to the parents and thanks to God, all praises to our God who realy used angels in earth to get back and save the girl from harm. thank you once again to the supporters.

    Cynthia goveas, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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