Move to stop child abduction by a parent

New measure means ICA can step in when a parent tries to flee country with child

The Stop Order, which applies to all nationalities in Singapore, prohibits a child from being taken out of the country without the consent of the other parent or both parents, or the court.
The Stop Order, which applies to all nationalities in Singapore, prohibits a child from being taken out of the country without the consent of the other parent or both parents, or the court.PHOTO: ST FILE

The authorities have put in place a measure to prevent children from being spirited away from Singapore when their parents' relationship turns sour.

A parent might resort to abducting their own children when their relationship crumbles, or when they fear losing custody of the child in a divorce.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 20, 2019, with the headline 'Move to stop child abduction by a parent'. Subscribe