Toddler Angie adapting well to new environment in child protection home

Toddler Angie adapting well to new environment in child protection home
Angie Tiong with a Johor social worker in Malaysia.
PHOTO: China Press

JOHOR BARU - Having faced uncertainty for the past two months since her alleged kidnapping, toddler Angie Tiong has been adapting well to her new environment at a government sanctioned child protection home here.

State Welfare Department officer Manayi Ibrahim said that Angie was getting along fine at the home.

The home houses 29 other children aged between a month and 11 years old.

"Although there is a bit of a language barrier, as Angie only speaks Mandarin, she has been responding well and plays with the other children.

"They all love and adore her," he told The Star when contacted here on Thursday.

Manayi added that the home's environment was similar to a nursery school with activities carried out daily for the children.

He said however neither Angie's biological family nor her adoptive parents have attempted to visit the girl since she was put under the department's custody on Monday.

"Nobody came to see her. Maybe they do not know how to go about to apply for a request to visit her," he added.

He said that family members who wished to visit Angie could contact the child protection officer in charge of the case through the state JKM office hotline at 07-2232606 or 07-2232607.


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