Nora Quoirin: Parents of teenager missing in Malaysia thank search teams
The parents of a teenager from London missing for almost a week in Malaysia have thanked teams taking part in a widespread search operation. Meabh and Sebastien Quoirin, whose 15-year-old daughter Nora has been missing since last Sunday, said "terima kasih", or "thank you" in Malay, to those searching for her. In a short speech, Ms Quoirin held back tears, as her husband stood beside her, rubbing her arm. In a video broadcast on local media, she said: "We want to say thank you to each and every one of you. We know you're searching night and day for Nora. "We see you working so hard and also praying with us and being with us. "You have given up your time especially at a special festival time," she said, referring to Hari Raya Haji, the Islamic "festival of sacrifice" celebrations.