Hong Kong gripped by reports of grisly murders

Photojournalists trying to get a picture of University of Hong Kong professor Cheung Kie Chung as he was transported in a prison van from a court in Hong Kong last Thursday.
Photojournalists trying to get a picture of University of Hong Kong professor Cheung Kie Chung as he was transported in a prison van from a court in Hong Kong last Thursday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Khaw Kim Sun (above) is accused of killing his wife Wong Siew Fing and daughter Lily Khaw Li Ling, both of whom died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their car. A deflated yoga ball (top) was found in the car boot. Photojournalists trying to get a pic
Khaw Kim Sun (above) is accused of killing his wife Wong Siew Fing and daughter Lily Khaw Li Ling, both of whom died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their car. A deflated yoga ball was found in the car boot. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Khaw Kim Sun (above) is accused of killing his wife Wong Siew Fing and daughter Lily Khaw Li Ling, both of whom died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their car. A deflated yoga ball (top) was found in the car boot. Photojournalists trying to get a pic
Khaw Kim Sun is accused of killing his wife Wong Siew Fing and daughter Lily Khaw Li Ling, both of whom died of carbon monoxide poisoning in their car. A deflated yoga ball (above) was found in the car boot. PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Amid falling crime rates, two cases involving university professors spark much discussion

HONG KONG • Touted as one of the safest cities in the world with its low crime rate, Hong Kong, however, has had its fair share of grisly murder cases that have gripped not only locals but many outside the territory, too.

In recent weeks, much attention has been focused on two sensational cases, both involving university professors.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 02, 2018, with the headline 'Hong Kong gripped by reports of grisly murders'. Print Edition | Subscribe