Body found in Malaysia could be missing Irish girl

Anonymous Belfast-based business donated a reward of $11,953 for information leading to the girl’s rescue. (File/AFP)
Updated 13 August 2019

Body found in Malaysia could be missing Irish girl

  • The teenager suffered from learning difficulties
  • Police found the body, which may be the girl, 2km away from the resort where the family stayed

SEREMBAN, Malaysia: Malaysian police on Tuesday found a body that seems likely to be an Irish teenager who went missing from a jungle resort in the Southeast Asian country 10 days ago, a trust working with the girl’s family said.
Fifteen-year-old Nora Anne Quoirin, who suffered learning difficulties, was reported missing on Aug. 4 after her family arrived at the Dusun resort in Seremban, 44 miles south of the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
“The Lucie Blackman Trust can confirm a body has been found in the search,” the British victims’ aid group said in a statement.
“At this time we cannot confirm it is Nora. However it sadly seems likely. Investigations are underway to confirm identity and cause of death.”
Police confirmed the search had turned up a body, with images in a Reuters video showing a man leading police to the site, about 2 km from the resort.
“We have not confirmed whose body it is,” Mohamad Mat Yusop, the police chief of Negeri Sembilan, where the resort is located, told reporters.
The body, with “white skin,” was still intact and a police forensic and pathology team was working on identifying it, he added.
The incident drew worldwide attention and support for the family, from former world chess champion Garry Kasparov among others.
An anonymous Belfast-based business donated a reward of $11,953 for information leading to the girl’s rescue.
Malaysian sharmans and police from Britain, Irish and French were among those drafted in to assist.


Trump says next G7 summit won't be at his Miami golf resort

This file photo taken on April 03, 2018 shows a view of the entrance of Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. (AFP)
Updated 34 min 18 sec ago

Trump says next G7 summit won't be at his Miami golf resort

  • Trump cited what he termed “Crazed and Irrational Hostility” from Democrats and the news media in explaining the reversal

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump late Saturday abandoned plans to host next year’s Group of Seven economic summit of leaders of developed nations at his Florida golf resort, after Democrats and others decried the decision as evidence of the president misusing his office for personal gain.
In a series of tweets, Trump said he would drop the plan announced Thursday by White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Trump cited what he termed “Crazed and Irrational Hostility” from Democrats and the news media in explaining the reversal. “We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately,” he wrote.