Nun who counselled child murderer Adrian Lim's 'holy wives' was asked: How could you help them?

Sister Gerard Fernandez, 80, poses for a photograph after an interview on the upcoming film made by filmmaker Chai Yee Wei on the Toa Payoh ritual murders of 1981 and death row counselling.
Sister Gerard Fernandez, 80, poses for a photograph after an interview on the upcoming film made by filmmaker Chai Yee Wei on the Toa Payoh ritual murders of 1981 and death row counselling.PHOTO: SAHIBA CHAWDHARY

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

"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, asks Sister Gerard Fernandez in an agonised and impassioned plea.

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