by BERNAMA / pic by TMR FILE
KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court here today ordered for the immediate release of three children from the care Social Welfare Department (JKM) to their mother, Loh Siew Hong (picture), after allowing the habeas corpus application filed by the single mother.
Justice Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah said pursuant to an order by the High Court dated March 31, 2021, the applicant was granted sole custody, care and control of the three children.
“There was also an earlier interim ex-parte order dated Dec 20 2019, granting sole custody, care and control of her children to the applicant.
“The court orders still stand and still valid. The court orders are not to be treated with impunity in the face of contempt of court. By reason that the court orders still stand, I, therefore, allow the application of writ of habeas corpus,” the judge said.
In her notice of motion, filed through Messrs SS Thind on Feb 13, Loh named Nazirah Nanthakumari Abdullah as the first respondent and an unnamed party that she claimed to have her three children as the second respondent.
Loh is seeking a writ of habeas corpus or other appropriate orders by the court to compel the children’s immediate release from the private custody of the respondents, and for the children to be returned to her.