A massive search operation has been under way for Nora Anne Quoirin, who was discovered missing by her family last Sunday morning from the Dusun eco-resort in southern Negeri Sembilan state.
"After we have conducted our Friday prayers, we conducted a special prayer".
According to the statement, the family described Nora as a fun, amusing and extremely loving person.
Quoirin's parents are an Irish-French couple and have lived in London for about 20 years, according to the Lucie Blackman Trust, a British charity that supports people involved in crises overseas.
The family want to explore the idea that she has been abducted. "All of her life, she has spent a lot of time in hospital".
Police have refused to rule out a "criminal element" to the disappearance, but the family say they remain hopeful.
Nora arrived with her family on Saturday for a two-week stay at the small resort located in a durian orchard next to a forest reserve some 40 miles south of Kuala Lumpur.
"We call on all the people in this country to offer their assistance in providing the latest information on Nora's disappearance", Nicky told the crowd at Malawati Indoor Stadium.
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Mukhlis said rescue teams are optimistic that the girl will soon be found alive and that the operation would also focus on hills in the jungle because she could be hiding behind trees or rocks.
Nora's family said she was born with holoprosencephaly, a disorder which affects brain development, and that she "struggles with co-ordination".
"With family, she is very affectionate, family is her whole world and she loves to play games, like Cat Bingo, with us". "Every night, her special time is for cuddles and a nighttime story with her Mum".
Over 260 people are now part of the search, as well as sniffer dogs and helicopters.
Officials have been playing a recording of the schoolgirl's mother, Meabh Quoirin, calling out "Nora, Nora darling, Mummy's here" through loudspeakers in the hope of drawing her out of the jungle, if she is still there.
Nora was first reported missing from the Dusun Resort, around 60km from Kuala Lumpur, on Sunday.
Deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman earlier said police have received the lab test results of fingerprint samples taken from the family's accommodation. Rescuers are also using thermal detectors, and posters of the girl have been circulated in the district, he said.
Drones and police canine teams have also been deployed and divers have searched through the only river running through the hill but so far found nothing, he said. "She is not independent and does not go anywhere alone", the family said.