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

As a new measure that allows parents to seek the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority's help to stop their spouse from abducting their child out of Singapore is put in place, senior social affairs correspondent Theresa Tan spotlights the lengths to which parents go to find their children and bring them home

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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, ignored his messages and transferred their only child to another pre-school. The 36-year-old manager, meanwhile, feared "losing my son forever".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2019, with the headline Hide & seek: Heartbreaking tales of abduction by a parent when marriage sours. Subscribe