Taiwanese homicide suspect urged by victim’s mother to go to HK govt headquarters on Wednesday

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18th October 2021 – (Hong Kong) The Taiwanese homicide suspect Chan Tong-kai, who triggered the Hong Kong government to amend the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance has been subject to a controversial dispute between the Hong Kong and Taiwan governments. The mother of the deceased girlfriend (Poon Hiu-wing) of Chan again issued an “invitation” to Chan, urging him to go to the government headquarters at 11am this Wednesday (20th) and call Taiwanese authorities to surrender himself on the spot. The Security Bureau recently stated that as long as the Taiwan authorities approve Chan’s entry, the two parties can immediately study the itinerary.

However, the mother of the deceased victim refuted that the Taiwan authorities had publicly revealed the phone number for reporting the case and she questioned the many excuse by Chan, and believed that Chan had left the safe house, fearing that she would be killed by him.

She pointed out that it has been nearly two years since Chan was released from prison and the case should not be delayed indefinitely. She believed that the SAR government was unable to resolve it and urged Luo Huining, director of the Liaison Office of the Central Committee, to intervene.

In response, Reverend Peter Koon Ho-ming said that Chan would not go to the government headquarters on Wednesday in response to the relevant invitation. He also said that Taiwan does not agree to issue an entry permit to Chan to return to Taiwan and surrender himself. There is no further follow-up for the time being.

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