China woman left to care for toddler after hubby takes off

KUALA LUMPUR - Sales executive Wang Yan Xia thought she had it all when she and her Malaysian husband Goh Hsiao Siang were blessed with a daughter in early 2012.

Things took a drastic change three months later when the Chinese national returned from a trip to China to find that her 45-year-old businessman husband had left her for good.

Wang, 34, had brought her daughter back to her family home in Hangzhou, China.

When she returned, she tried to call her husband, who had stayed back in Malaysia, but could not reach him.

Worried, she returned to Penang, where the two lived after their marriage in August 2010, only to find that her husband had left the house with his belongings.

"I tried to contact him through friends but I couldn't find him. I waited for him for two years but I can't wait any more because my daughter needs to go to school," Wang told a press conference at the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department yesterday.

Wang returned to China three months after her husband's disappearance because she could not care for her daughter alone.

A few months ago, Wang approached the Chinese embassy for assistance to find her husband. Their daughter cannot attend school in China because a copy of the father's passport is needed.

DepartĀ­ment head Datuk Seri Michael Chong said they had received eight reports since last year of Malaysian men fathering children with Chinese wives and leaving them later.

"The men should be more responsible. At least come forward and give an answer to these women. Running away is not a solution," said Chong.

In another case, a mentally-challenged man, Hooi Hoo Chon, 24, from Klang has been reported missing for almost a month.

Chong urged those with information on Hooi's whereabouts to call his office at 03-2203 3888.