Detailed analysis of Meabh Quoirin’s statement

UPDATE: The beginning of the statement was “morning” rather than “good morning”.

The following is my opinion and my opinion only and within the post, I am detailing how I have formed it:

I have previously provided a brief analysis of Meabh Quoirin’s statement here.

Once again, here is the transcript:

morning, everyone. Um…
We want to say thank you to each and everyone of you.
We knew you are searching night and day for Nora.
We see you working so hard and and also praying with us, being with us.
We know you have given up your time, especially on a special festival time, uh,
to be with us here. It means the world to us and we are so grateful for everything that you are doing for us. Everyone here and everyone who is helping who is not here, we are, um, extremely impressed with uh the effort, your expertise, your dedication and we we we hope you find Nora and thank you so much, terimah kasi.

Here is a detailed analysis. We expect the subject to have no knowledge of her daughter’s whereabouts or condition at the time of the statement. We expect her to express that in her language. As mother of a missing child, we also expect her to give account of personal pain, anguish and panic. We highlight and/or flag the unexpected. We need her to tell us about her personal feelings and despair and cannot say it for her. We also have to watch priorities given to ensure the intent behind the press conference is to speed up recovery of her missing child as we suppose her not having knowledge of her daughter being dead or close to death at the time:
(her statements are in italics and bolded means highlighted due to major concern)

morning, everyone.

This is unexpected as at the time, her daughter’s whereabouts are supposed to be unknown. It is unexpected from a mother in panic not sure how her daughter’s condition is and whose hands she is in.

Um…

She hesitates and needs some time to think. In such crisis, that is also not expected as a mother would need to thinking to scream out for help to get her child found.

We want to say thank you to each and everyone of you.

She is speaking on behalf of her husband as well. We are waiting for personal words from a mother in pain. Let’s see if it follows…

We knew you are searching night and day for Nora.

She said “knew” in the past tense. What could be the reason? I needs to be flagged though it could be a simple error. It could also express a process of thinking about how she felt at a previous time. She knew they would search for the child. Which time frame was she referring to? And why is it significant enough to show up in her speech?

We see you working so hard and and also praying with us, being with us.

Bringing in deity needs to also be flagged. She praises their hard work lacking results. Mind you again, panic is expected. Not satisfaction with a lack of results. If her daughter took off on her own, how far could she have gone and not yet be found with so many people searching. We are talking one week into the disappearance at that point. You would expect her patience to run out. We much rather expect hysteria, rudeness and panic from a mother in such situation not knowing if her daughter is being fed, if she is warm, if someone is hurting her? Let’s see if she calls out to her child or a potential abductor. In such a situation and no knowledge, all possibilities are expected to be considered by a mother in panic over her child. We also do not expect her to have accepted her child’s death. Even decades after an abduction, women often cannot give up hope their child is somewhere and will return one day. Motherly instinct is that strong, which is why her language is unexpected. We assume that she has no knowledge of what happened and is not involved in the disappearance. That was we expect a normal reaction and flag whatever doesn’t fit the expectations.

We know you have given up your time, especially on a special festival time,

Too much consideration. Police is working even during holidays. It isn’t expected for her to even think about the holiday in such horrible times. Mind you also, that we are talking about a Muslim holiday with her herself not being Muslim.


uh,

She needs time to think.

to be with us here.

She doesn’t say “to be out there looking for Nora”, but “be with US HERE”. She is focused on self and not Nora. Her own comfort. Unless she has already accepted Nora’s death and is past the grieving process knowing she is dead and beyond help, that is also unexpected.

It means the world to us

This part shows us that the world is on her mind. She knows the world is watching. Rather than her mind only being on her child, she is thinking about all the places her statement is being aired and possibly what effect she is having on listeners.

and we are so grateful for everything that you are doing for us.

The only thing she should be thinking about is her child. In that case, what the Malaysian police has done, is nothing. Even though they have worked, it isn’t expected of a mother missing a child to be so appreciative recognizing that effort. She wants results. She wants them now. Does she express that and tell us such in her own words? We cannot say it for her. We have to let her give us her priorities and she gives us many, none of which includes urgency to rescue her kid and bring her back alive. What exactly is “everything”?

Everyone here and everyone who is helping who is not here,

Who are the people not there who are so important? The only thing that matters is who is there on the ground searching. She already hired a legal team and gotten involved with a charity. What exactly are these people helping with? Is it part of what she benefits from to cover up something or protect herself from scrutiny?

we are, um, extremely impressed with uh the effort, your expertise, your dedication

This is contradictory to the fact that despite such skills, no results are on the table.

and we we we hope you find Nora

She stutters. She is not a stutterer. She never uses “I”. Only “we”. “Hope” is powerless and not dedicated. Hope is waiting for someone else to deliver results without own actions or rather results depending on other people’s actions? Is she not out there searching and actively involved? This is a huge red flag as hope means having resigned. It is passive and weak which also doesn’t fit the adrenalin a mother is expected to express when a child is missing.

and thank you so much, terimah kasi.

Again she is thanking them. This time also in their language. She has now thanked them multiple times and it appears genuine, so the question is what she is thankful for. She told us. For being there with them. Not with Nora. She also might be thankful for not having discovered anything.

Maebh Quoirin shows having given up on finding her child and expresses guilty knowledge and deception. She knows her child is beyond help and no longer alive or almost dead. She knows that nothing can be done and is past the grieving process. She is thankful and patronizing towards the Malaysian police for despite their expertise and dedication not having gotten closer to the truth at the time the statement was made. Though her husband doesn’t speak in public, no statement is made without complete unified agreement upon it between both. She is cautious. Too cautious considering being in such situation.

The statement shows being carefully prepared and memorized without showing emotions, empathy or urgency. She doesn’t express the expected which is intense worry about how Nora feels at the time (we suppose she is not aware of her death or being close to death).
She indicates knowing her child had died. She is past the grieving process. 3 days later, the body of her child would be found and the coroner stated she had been dead for 2 or 3 days. The statement indicated that Nora was dead at the time the statement was made and that Meabh Quoirin was aware of it and involved in the cover-up.

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