Death row's angel of hope

Short film on nun who counselled inmates facing gallows sheds new light on last days of two 'holy wives' in Adrian Lim child murders

A painful moment comes midway through Chai Yee Wei's new short film, Sister, when the sister of a murder victim confronts the nun who has been counselling the murderer's accomplices.

"Why do you have to do this? Why do you have to counsel someone who has done so much evil?" Margaret Ng, then in her late teens, pleads with Sister Gerard Fernandez. "How could you help them?"

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 13, 2019, with the headline 'Death row's angel of hope'. Print Edition | Subscribe