The police station in Bukit Baru, Melaka, Malaysia. Photo: Google Maps

A runaway Chinese-Indonesian sister and brother from Selangor, Malaysia, worried their adopted families when they did not return home overnight and tried to get to Singapore in a taxi, telling the driver they wanted to find their parents.

The 12-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother were separated as infants and adopted by two different families in Puchong, the Nanyang Siang Pau (Malaysia) reported. The two children, who were living a 10-minute walk from each other in the same neighborhood, managed to find each other at the end of last year.

On March 20, they set off to Singapore after getting a taxi in Melaka. They asked the driver to take them across the border so they could find their biological father and mother after being given up their grandmother, a made-up story.

The driver took what he thought were abandoned children to a nearby police station and officers referred them to a child care center in Kampung Bukit Baru in Melaka. Meanwhile, the 66-year-old adoptive father became anxious as he had not seen his adopted son since about 2 pm on March 19.

When he filed a missing persons report at the police station the following day, officers told him the child was safe and in the child care center in Melaka. Both children have now been returned to their respective homes.

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