A Father’s Relief

It’s been a long six years for Cheong Kah Pin, and it shows. He looks far older than his 59 years, his face lined with worry and a perpetual anxious frown. But he looks far better than the last time we met, about two years ago. A little less upset, a little more willing and able to smile. He’s more chatty than he used to be as we sit in a popular eatery, waiting for activists and social workers to arrive.

There’s a good reason for this change. After six years of desperate fear, there’s now a light at the end of the tunnel for his precious son, Chun Yin.

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