Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai banned from entering TaiwanLocal | 20 Oct 2019 5:40 pm
Murder suspect Chan Tong-kai is banned from entering Taiwan unless the Hong Kong government is willing to have a judicial cooperation and to hand over evidences concerning his case, according to Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council.
Reverend Canon Peter Koon Ho-ming, who visited the 20-year-old suspect in prison and confirmed Chan is willing to surrender himself in Taiwan, also saw his visa application to Taiwan rejected, Taiwanese media reported.
Chan allegedly killed his girlfriend Poon Hiu-wing in Taiwan last February. He is serving a prison sentence for using the money he stole from Poon, and will be released this week.
He indicated his willingness to surrender himself in Taiwan shortly after his release.
In a statement yesterday, the council said the Taiwanese government has not changed its stand of achieving justice and to do justice to the victim.
“If the Hong Kong government would like to let Chan to surrender himself in Taiwan, it should promise to do it through a judicial cooperation, and to provide the relevant evidence in Hong Kong of the case, in order to conduct investigation,” the council said.
“Hence, it is necessary for us to take immigration control to relevant personnel first,” it added.