09 Jul '11, 4pm

Halimah hopes for closure in foster parents' case: SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Community Development, Youth...

Halimah hopes for closure in foster parents' case: SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Community Development, Youth...

SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Halimah Yacob, hopes to see a closure in the recent case of a Malaysian boy who was sent back to Malaysia after being in foster care in Singapore. The case has been widely discussed over social media sites after the foster parents started a Facebook page protesting against the MCYS' move to return the boy to Malaysia. Madam Halimah said it's the Malaysian biological mother who has parental rights over the four-year-old child. She said: "We understand the foster mother's position but at the same time we also have to respect the (biological) mother's wishes, we have to respect that this child is a Malaysian citizen. He has to go back. The Malaysian welfare department is interested in his welfare, that he is being taken care of by the Malaysian welfare department until they sort out details...." ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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