IGP’s assurance that police “doubling efforts” to find Indira’s daughter long overdue as this case is major blot on police professionalism

The assurance of the Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador that the police are “doubling efforts” to find Indira Gandhi’s daughter Prasana Diksa is long overdue as this case is a major blot on police professionalism.

Hamid said he was taking a personal interest in the case and hopes for “a happy ending."

He said: "I can assure Malaysians that I am taking a personal interest in this. I want a happy ending to this episode.

"It's very sad and touches the hearts of Malaysians. We are talking about a mother (separated) from her daughter.

"I have asked my men to double their effort. The team is working on something, but I cannot reveal what."

Indira's ex-husband Muhammad Riduan Abdullah took Prasana when she was just 11 months old, and unilaterally converted all his three children to Islam in 2009.

A lengthy legal battle between Riduan and Indira ensued, involving both the syariah and civil courts.

Indira’s two eldest children now live with her, but the whereabouts of Prasana and her father remain unknown.

Lim Kit Siang MP for Iskandar Puteri