this sort of thing... sons abandoning papa, mama.. etc. etc. happens across the board and all walks of life.
perhaps due to the fact that the fella who abandoned his 'old woman' is a dr. and the 'old woman' happens to be the only one who put him through sch with her hard-earned $$ as a cleaning lady... and thus the news get a bit 'sensationalised'. to some extent, i do believe in most stories carried by local newspapers, including the Newpaper.
hey, T.I.S!! this is Singapore!!
u think those punks can get away with too fictional a story?
however, in all fairness, the dr. did admitted to his mother's side of the story.
thus, i can safely conclude that the newpaper did not fabricate the story and that...
the dr. is indeed a sad case.