Published: 16 June 2021
1. Daillet Remy Vincent Christophe, his partner Bardet Leonie, and three children, all of whom are French nationals, were previously residing in Malaysia but were arrested in late May 2021 for over-staying. The Malaysian authorities deported them back to France, via Singapore on 13 June 2021. Daillet is wanted by the French authorities.
2. During their transit in Singapore, Bardet, who is pregnant, had complained of discomfort. For medical reasons, she was issued a special pass to enter Singapore and conveyed to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) on the advice of the doctors at Changi Airport. Daillet and the children remained in the transit hotel at Terminal 3. They were not allowed to enter Singapore as they were deportees from Malaysia for France. Bardet was subsequently discharged and reunited with Daillet and the children at the transit hotel.
3. Daillet, Bardet and the children were not under the custody of the Singapore Police at any point during their transit in Singapore. As they were transit passengers, they were under the care of the airline that they flew with.
4. Daillet has since been required to continue with his journey to France on 15 June 2021. Bardet requested for herself and the three children to also continue with their travel to France, together with Daillet, and the airline acceded to this request.
16 JUNE 2021