DUNGUN - As she prepares her children for the upcoming new school term, Suraya Ahmad's heart continues to cry out for her daughter Sharlinie Mohd Nashar, who went missing nearly six years ago.
Sharlinie, her third child, would have been preparing to start Year Five if she was still home.
Suraya, 33, has never given up hope that Sharlinie would return one day.
"It may have been five years but to me it feels just like yesterday that my Nini was taken from us.
"I know in my heart that she is still alive," she said when met at her home in Kampung Padang Pulut here yesterday.
Then six-year-old Sharlinie went missing while at a playground about 200m from her house in Taman Datuk Harun in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, on Jan 9, 2008.
"I can never forget the day that she went missing.
"I still remember her smiles and laughter ... sometimes I even thought of seeing her around the house," said Suraya, who added that her family had to move to her husband's hometown here just to find some peace of mind.
"How can I move on when I know that she is still out there," she said.