|Laporan akhbar tentang remaja tersebut.|
Berdasarkan laporan NST, selain pintar, remaja perempuan berusia 17 tahun itu juga digambarkan sebagai seorang yang celik IT dan fasih berbahasa Inggeris.
Menurut ibunya, Mia (bukan nama sebenar) telah beberapa kali lari dari rumah dan pernah ditangkap kerana terlibat dalam penyalahgunaan dadah. Selepas kejadian itu, remaja tersebut diletakkan di bawah jagaan neneknya sebelum dia bertindak melarikan diri sekali lagi.
Walaupun nasi sudah menjadi bubur, namun diharapkan keluarga remaja ini dapat berbuat sesuatu agar remaja pintar itu bebas daripada aktiviti yang telah dan akan memusnahkan masa depannya. Mudah-mudahan kisah ini dapat dijadikan panduan oleh ibu bapa yang lain!
[NST] SHE was a high-achiever in school, and was consistently number one in class. She scored five As in the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination in 2005.
Going by Mia's (not her real name) academic achievements, it is difficult to believe that the former international school student in Gombak, Selangor, now roams the streets of Kuala Lumpur and calls the rat-infested abandoned buildings in the vicinity her home.
She is computer-savvy and has a good command of English, but the 17-year-old has turned to prostitution instead to survive in the city.
Her family members, including her mother Yani (not her real name), was shocked when a New Sunday Times team visited the family recently after tracing their whereabouts to Kuantan.
Initially wary, the family slowly opened up. Yani was shocked when the reports in this newspaper were shown to her.
She expressed relief when told her daughter was safe.
"We had tried to locate her after she ran away in February, but there was little we could do," she said.
"She had run away before this. She ran away from home in January last year. Then came the shocking news in August that she was nabbed with some friends for drug abuse at a dilapidated house in the city. We picked her up from the police station and brought her back to her grandmother's house in Kuantan."
Yani, who previously ran a food outlet in Kuala Lumpur, said Mia ran away from home again on Feb 22 this year...