Umno youth chief calls for quick resolution to case in Sweden

PETALING JAYA - Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin described the extended detention of the Malaysian couple in Sweden as harsh.

"Although we respect their law, I think extending the remand is harsh," he said.

"Their children are suffering in the meantime and this case should not be delayed any further," he added.

Khairy, who is also Minister of Youth and Sports, hoped the Malaysian mission there could assist.

Wanita Umno called on the Attorney-General's Chambers to study the necessary procedures to bring home the children of the couple, according to a Bernama report.

Its chief, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, said that if the children could not be brought home, at least they should be placed under the care of a Muslim family.

It was reported that the children were not happy living in the home of a non-Muslim foster family.

"Wanita Umno would like to call on Wisma Putra, as well as the Tourism and Culture Ministry, to monitor the case so that the family, especially the children, will not be neglected," she said.

"As mothers, we are worried about the fate of Malaysian Muslim children overseas, especially when their parents are detained or remanded by the authorities."