Fundraising campaign launched for cabbie killed in Sai Ying Pun

Local | 19 Oct 2021 2:15 pm

A fundraising campaign was launched for a cabbie who was murdered inside his taxi last Tuesday by the alumni association of his alma mater -- Shek Lei Catholic Secondary School -- to help the cabbie’s family. 

The association said on Sunday that the cab driver, Wai Kim-hung, was an alumnus of the school. He was admitted to the school in 1987.

It said they are launching the fundraiser to help Wai’s family at this devastating time, adding that Wai is his family’s breadwinner, and is also a responsible father and husband.

The association appealed to those who wish to make their donation to fill in a Google form and make the transaction before October 31. Details of the fundraiser can be found here.

All donations will go directly to Wai’s family, the association added.

Police started a city-wide manhunt after Wai was stabbed in the neck last Tuesday, when his vehicle arrived at the intersection of Eastern Street and Queen's Road West. The 48-year-old driver died after he was rushed to hospital.

Authorities later warned the public that the suspect on the loose was "extremely dangerous with a violent streak".

Reports suggested that the suspect had previously expressed a desire to imitate US-style mass shootings, had briefly stayed at a psychiatric facility, and appeared to believe in a "gang stalking" conspiracy theory.

Police two days later arrested the 31-year-old suspect Matthew Choi Naam-sang on Lamma Island, after receiving a tip from residents on the island.

Choi was brought to court on Saturday and his hearing has been adjourned to October 29. No plea was entered, and Choi did not apply for bail. He is to be held in custody in Siu Lam Psychiatric Centre.

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