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Missing persons in Singapore: Families struggle to find closure

Missing persons in Singapore: Families struggle to find closure

Mr Sim Toh Hock, 70 (in photo) has been missing since 2004. But his family, Mr Sim's son Mr Sim Eng Sua, 57, is still hoping that he will return. Every year, approximately 3,000 people go missing in Singapore. -- PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM By Amelia Tan and Kimberly Spykerman Every year, approximately 3,000 people go missing in Singapore. Of these, 70 per cent are reunited with their loved ones. For the rest, it has meant exhaustive searches by their families, fervent prayers and a lack of closure. Last month, medical student Kouk Leong Jin made headlines after going missing. He went to Athens for a medical conference and has not been heard from since. His distraught wife made desperate appeals through the media for information on his whereabouts. Background story IN NUMBERS 3,000 Roughly the number of people reported missing every year 70% Percentage who are found 7 years Time ...

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