15-year Emirati girl Khadija Mohammed Saeed Mahfoudh Al Hadhrami, missing since December 23 while she was with her family at a shopping mall in Malaysia, has been found, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) announced in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan was directly following up on the efforts by the UAE Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and the Malaysian authorities to find Khadija, the undersecretary of MoFA, Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed, explained.
Sheikh Abdullah was in contact with the UAE Ambassador for updates on the search for the girl which went on round the clock when the Embassy was alerted by her father.
Al Hamed hailed the Malaysian government's efforts to search and find the girl.
Stressing that the interests of nationals abroad is among the priorities of the country's leadership, the official said the ministry spares no effort to help and support them when and if they face any difficulty while outside the country.
15-yr old Emirati girl disappears while on holiday in Malaysia; Dad claims kidnapping
A 15-year old Emirati teenaged girl identified as Khadija Mohammed Saeed Al-Hadhrami has disappeared in mysterious circumstances in Malaysia three days ago, while she was holidaying with her family.
According to a report in Emarat Al Youm, the father of the girl claims that his daughter abducted from one of the malls.
“She just disappeared and her mobile phone was switched off,” he said.
Three days have passed now since the incident.
He told Emarat Al Youm, via a telephone call, that the incident occurred when Khadija was picnicking in Times Square Center in Kuala Lumpur.
He said that the family has taken all the required procedures as regards police and official complaints.
“We have not yet received any call from any one claiming responsibility for the kidnapping of Khadija or any request for ransom,” he said.
He stated that he had received many calls from the UAE, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states from people supporting the family in this time of crisis and unidentified people have expressed their willingness to provide any assistance, or contribute to the finding of Khadija.
He added that the concerned authorities in the UAE is following the situation, especially after members of the family put out the news via social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.