Tomorrow in Denmark, a lot of people will be following a controversial trial that might rule to deport a five year old boy to Thailand. The trial has raised public protests and outrage. Supporters have created a different Facebook pages to support five year old Fimm Na Thiban where people can express their support. All in all the pages have more than 8000 members. A petition has been made collecting more than 2500 signatures from Danes against the deportation. Fimm’s fifteen year old sister, Thipsuda is also set to be deported.
Although not his biological father, Dane Ole Heegaard has since Fimm’s first months been acting as his guardian. Ole Heegaard and his wife from Thailand, Noppore Na Thiban, divorced and she moved back to Thailand. However, she wishes that her son stays in Denmark with Ole Heegaard as he has been as a father for the boy from the beginning. She does not feel that she can care for the boy if he is deported to Thailand and that a foster home might be the only alternative.
“I wish him to stay with Ole. He has a better future in Denmark than with me in Thailand. He is much closer to his dad than he is to me,” says Noppore Na Thiban to TV2-News.
Finn Na Thiban also wishes to stay in Denmark but the Ministry of Justice and Immigration Service has decided that the boy must go.
“I am his father. We are two peas in a pod,” says Ole Heegaard.
Ole Heegaard has applied with the municipality of Kolding to be the child’s foster parent but legislation set a stop to this.
The faith of Fimm Na Thiban and his sister Thipsuda is to be decided tomorrow. ScandAsia will bring you the updates.