My children want to be with me, says mum embroiled in custody battle

GEORGE TOWN: Single mother Loh Siew Hong, who is in a custody battle for her children, claims that her three children wish to stay with her.

“When I met them … they told me that they love me and want to stay with me,” she said when contacted on Saturday (Feb 19).

Loh, 34, met the children at a welfare home in Jitra, Kedah.

She will make her way to the Kuala Lumpur High Court for the habeas corpus hearing on Monday (Feb 21), seeking the return of her three children.

On her alleged absence for three years, Loh said she was never “missing” but was actively looking for her children and had made several police reports to locate their whereabouts.

“There wasn’t a day that I sat without looking for my children,” she added.

Her twin daughters are 14 and her son is 10 years old.

The Perlis Religious Department had claimed that state laws allow unilateral conversions, although the Federal Court had ruled that both parents must consent to such conversions, in line with the Federal Constitution.

Loh, a Hindu-Chinese, divorced her husband in March 19, 2019, and thereafter obtained sole custody of her children from the High Court.