Hong Kong boy found in Singapore has 'mild intellectual disability'
Published on Jul 29, 2014 7:24 AM
A Hong Kong boy abandoned here by his father last week has a "mild intellectual disability", sources told The Straits Times.
The 11-year-old, whose parents are divorced, was found wandering alone along Marina Promenade at 8pm last Monday, wearing a short-sleeved blue T-shirt, long khaki trousers and a pair of New Balance running shoes.
He is still in Singapore under the care of the Ministry of Social and Family Development, which said he was "doing well".
The police said in a statement they were working closely with their Hong Kong counterparts in ongoing investigations. They added: "Arrangements will be made to return the boy to his place of origin as soon as possible."
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