Security Bureau urges legal amendment in Legislative Council of Hong Kong citing the Poon Hiu-wing murder case
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –The case of the young man who killed his girlfriend, and disposed of her body in a suitcase in Taiwan, before fleeing back to his home in Hong Kong, has prompted the Hong Kong Security Bureau to propose an amendment to extradition law in Hong Kong, that would allow for arrangements with Taiwan.
In a letter to the Legislative Council on Security, the bureau has recommended an amendment to the extradition law, specifically citing a miscarriage of justice in the case of the murder of Poon Hiu-wing (潘曉穎) by Chan Tung-kai (陳同佳), which happened in Taipei in February of last year.
The Security Bureau is proposing a new approach to extradition whereby ad-hoc arrangements can be made between the Hong Kong government and foreign nations, as well as other regions of China. Scrapping a clause in Hong Kong’s existing law on extraditions would reportedly allow for extraditions on a case by case basis.
Currently the extradition law of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) expressly forbids the Hong Kong government from making exclusive agreements with “the government of any other part of the People’s Republic of China,” which from the perspective of the SAR, includes Taiwan. [FULL STORY]