He planned to meet family in Finland

Wilson Raj Perumal was in Finland to meet his family, his sister told The New Paper on Thursday.

But a last-minute development had changed the plan, said the sister, who gave her name only as Madam Shanta.

She said: "His partner had cancelled the plan at the last minute because one of their babies had fallen sick and she had to take the child to hospital."

Madam Shanta confirmed that Wilson Raj became a father recently and has a foreign-born wife.

"Some details of his arrest are not clear to us," said Madam Shanta.

"My mother is worried because the last thing she wants is a repeat of the 2011 arrest in Finland," she added.

Wilson Raj had informed his sister about his arrest.

She revealed that Wilson Raj's partner has been coordinating efforts to get him legal assistance.

Madam Shanta said: "I knew my brother was looking forward to meeting his family. The babies have changed his outlook in life."