Hide and seek: Heartbreaking tales of child abduction by a parent when a marriage sours

As a new measure is being put in place to let parents seek help from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s to stop their spouse from abducting and taking their child out of Singapore, Theresa Tan spotlights the lengths to which parents go to find and bring their child home.

Parental child abduction is a concern as a growing number of Singaporeans are marrying foreigners.
Parental child abduction is a concern as a growing number of Singaporeans are marrying foreigners.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - About a month ago, Sam's wife took their three-year-old son and left home in the wee hours of the morning.

Since then, she had stayed away, did not reply to his messages and transferred their only child to another pre-school.

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