The people close to her only knew she was missing when her son couldn’t contact her in November 2021.
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Newscaster Zalina Shaharah Azman, 58, has been missing for eight months since November last year.
She was reported missing by her son Mikhael Norman, 33, on 29 November 2021 when he failed to reach her via a phone call.
Mikhael and his uncle went over to his mother’s home in Shah Alam and found her car at home. However, she wasn’t home and was unreachable.
According to Free Malaysia Today, the police believe she has been missing a few days earlier than the police report lodged because her phone was switched off on 20 November 2021.
Since then, there have been reported sightings of a woman who resembled Zalina around Kuala Lumpur.
A woman was spotted by an e-hailing driver at a hotel lobby and in a café in Shah Alam.
Based on The Star, the doppelganger appeared to be a homeless woman and not Zalina herself.
Despite the false alarms, Zalina’s close friend Datuk Ras Adiba Mohd Radzi is not giving up the search and has been constantly posting on her social media and pled to the public to help with the missing person search.
An Instagram user, Nadhir Agito, who’s an ehailing driver, allegedly thought she had driven a woman who looked like Zalina in Bangsar.
She said the woman appeared dazed and confused and asked to be taken to a police station. However, she changed her mind and said she wanted to eat because she was hungry.
Agito said the woman looked like she was shivering. The woman also refused to be photographed by Agito.
According to Free Malaysia Today, the police found Zalina’s home to be in a disorganized manner since it was in the process of being converted into a gallery.
The police are currently trying to track down the workers who carried out the renovation works at Zalina’s home to help with the investigation.
So far, six individuals have been called up for their statements since the police report had been lodged.
Malay Mail reported that Shah Alam OCPD Assistant Commissioner Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said the police believe Zalina is still in the country because the authorities didn’t detect any indication that she left Malaysia.