HK suspect should be arrested: Tsai

‘NO ISSUE OF SURRENDER’:The Hong Kong government is putting people’s lives at risk by allowing suspected killer Chan Tong-kai to travel alone on an airplane, the MAC said

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 24, 2019
By: Wu Cheng-ting, Chung Li-hua and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

Hong Kong murder suspect Chan Tong-kai (陳同佳) is a wanted fugitive, not a backpacker, so he

Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai, second left, accompanied by Anglican priest Peter Koon, right, leaves Pik Uk Prison in Hong Kong yesterday.
Photo: Bloomberg

should be arrested and not be allowed to “turn himself in,” President Tsai Ing-wen said yesterday, urging the Hong Kong government not to sidestep the issue.

Chan is suspected of murdering his girlfriend, Poon Hiu-wing (潘曉穎), in Taiwan in February last year.

In April, he was sentenced by a Hong Kong court to 29 months in prison for money laundering after he used Poon’s bank card to make automated teller machine withdrawals.

He was released yesterday.

Taiwan would not give up its jurisdiction over the case, and if the Hong Kong government is unwilling to exercise its jurisdiction and seek justice for the victim, then Taiwan would “handle it,” Tsai told reporters at an event in Kinmen County to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Guningtou.    [FULL  STORY]

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