Asia Malaysia Tearful reunion for Malaysian mum working in SG & 4-year-old son after...

Tearful reunion for Malaysian mum working in SG & 4-year-old son after 6 months apart

Liow Chin Chin reunited with her son on September 11 at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

—A Malaysian mother who works as an administrative clerk in Singapore was reunited with her four-year-old for the first time since March, when the movement control order (MCO) was implemented by the Malaysian government.

The Star called the reunion a ‘tearful’ one, and quotes the happy mother as saying, “The last time I saw my son was in March, before the MCO. The past few months had been difficult to bear as we could only communicate via video calls.

There were times when he told his babysitter that we had gone missing as he was too young to understand the circumstances we are facing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was heartbreaking that we could not be there with him physically.”

The mother and son reunited on September 11 at the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in Johor Bahru. Forty-two-year-old Liow Chin Chin was brought to the CIQ complex in a Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority () van to meet her son Ten Kai Bin for the first time in about half a year.

Kai Bin, Ms Liow’s only child with husband Ten Boon Keen, 53, cried out “mummy!” and ran into her arms when he saw her emerge from the van.

The grateful mother added, “When Kai Bin first saw me at the CIQ, he did not say much and only hugged me tightly. It was only when we reached our Singapore home that he started telling us how much he missed us.

- Advertisement -

We even missed his fourth birthday celebration on Aug 15, so we will celebrate it with him now that he is back with us.

Ms Liow and Mr Ten have worked in Singapore for the past eight years, going back to Johor on Friday nights to pick up Kai Bin from his babysitter so the family could have weekends together.

Johor Jaya assemblywoman Liow Cai Tung, from whom Ms Liow asked for assistance in reuniting the family last month, helped arrange for Ms Liow to pick up Kai Bin at the CIQ complex.

When they heard the announcement that the MCO would last through the end of 2020, Ms Liow and Mr Ten made up their minds to ask for help in bringing Kai Bin to Singapore, as a longer separation from their child was no longer bearable.

The assemblywoman accompanied the four-year-old boy to the the Sultan Iskandar CIQ for the family reunion, and thanked the Immigration Department and Singapore’s for helping the family come together once more. —/TSG

Read also: Malaysian Health Minister: Travellers from SG no longer allowed to home quarantine

Malaysian Health Minister: Travellers from SG no longer allowed to home quarantine

 

Please follow and like us:
Tweet
Share
- Advertisement -

Covid-19 relief funds: Man sentenced to 5 months in jail on 3 charges

Singapore – A former business development executive was sentenced to five months in jail on Thursday (Nov 19) on three cheating-related charges over Covid-19 relief funds. Chow Jia Chuan, 29, resigned from IT firm Tabsquare in April because he disliked his job...

Man charged with criminal trespass and defiling a statue of Mary in church

Singapore – A man was charged in court on Friday (Nov 20) with criminal trespass and  defiling a statue of Mary in a church along Upper Serangoon Road. Race Koh Jun Xian, 37, was alleged to have committed the offences at the...

NTUC, environmental group submit names of candidates for appointment as NMPs

Singapore — At least two groups have submitted the names of their candidates for appointment as  Nominated Members of Parliament (NMPs), only days before the submission deadline of 4.30 pm on Monday (Nov 23). They are the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)...
Please follow and like us:
Tweet
Share
Follow Me
Tweet