Taiwan has not given up jurisdiction in murder case: Tsai

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/10/22
By: Wu Che-hao, Wang Cheng-chung, Yu Hsiang, Liu Shi-yi, and Joseph

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Taiwan has not given up jurisdiction in a 2018 murder case involving two

President Tsai Ing-wen (CNA file photo)

Hong Kong citizens, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday, amid an ongoing controversy over whether Taiwan should accept the suspect into its territory to answer questions.

The president said government authorities have made it clear that Taiwan has jurisdiction over the case and has not relinquished it, but she also wanted Hong Kong to take control of the case.

The case dates back to February 2018, when Chan Tung-kai (陳同佳) allegedly murdered his girlfriend Poon Hiu-wing (潘曉穎) while the two were traveling in Taiwan. Poon's body was found in a suitcase dumped in a field near a subway station in New Taipei in March 2018.

By that time, Chan had used Poon's ATM card to get cash and left the country. It was only after Chan had returned to Hong Kong that Taiwanese police identified him as the main suspect and sought his return to face trial in Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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