We're happy Freddie's safe, says uncle

KUALA LUMPUR - Sarah Joseph's brother, Paul, was largely by her side yesterday to lend her support following the trauma she experienced following the abduction of her toddler.

Speaking to the New Sunday Times outside University Malaya Medical Centre's consultation hall yesterday, he said the family was grateful for the return of his nephew, Freddie Joseph.

"We are just happy he is back. He is fine," said Paul, who accompanied his sister and nephew to the hospital. Freddie was at the hospital from about 5pm for a medical checkup and stayed overnight for observation.

He said the family would issue a written statement to the British High Commission here regarding the abduction but declined to provide more details.

"I don't know who would want to do this to my family."

He said the family would not be returning to their Bangsar home for the time being, but declined to elaborate further.