Reverend says Chan Tong-kai's family supports his plan to surrender

Local | 22 Jun 2020 1:59 pm

Reverend Peter Koon Ho-ming, who is assisting murder suspect Chan Tong-kai, said Chan's family is supporting his plan to surrender to Taiwan authorities.

Koon also said the family did not have any celebrations on Father's Day yesterday as there is "no mood."

Chan is wanted by Taiwan authorities for allegedly killing his pregnant girlfriend Poon Hiu-wing on their holiday in Taiwan in February 2018. He fled back to Hong Kong after the alleged incident.

With no extradition agreement between Taiwan and Hong Kong, the government proposed to amend the fugitives law that would allow the city to consider requests from any places for extradition of criminal suspects, even those without an extradition treaty including the mainland.

The government tried to get the bill passed before Chan's release from prison last year, which sparked protests.

Chan was jailed after pleading guilty to stealing nearly HK$20,000 from Poon as well as her phone and camera in Hong Kong, and was released in October last year after serving his jail term.

Chan had said he will surrender to Taiwan, but is still in Hong Kong.

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