CUHK professor arrested for murder 2 years after wife and daughter’s deaths

Dr. Khaw Kim-sun (L) has been charged with the murder of his 16-year-old daughter Lily (R). Photos: supplied

A professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong was arrested today for allegedly murdering his wife and 16-year-old daughter two years ago.

Dr. Khaw Kim-sun, 52, was arrested at his home in Ma On Shan this morning after two years of investigation. He was charged with murder at Sha Tin Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

Malaysian-born Khaw is an associate professor at CUHK’s department of anesthesia and intensive care, and also works at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin.

A passerby jogging along Sai Sha Road in Sha Tin on May 22, 2015, discovered Khaw’s wife, 47-year-old Wong Siew-fing, and the couple’s teen daughter Lily, unconscious inside Wong’s parked car. The pair died from carbon monoxide poisoning shortly afterward. According to Apple Daily, Khaw and Wong were suffering from marital problems at the time, and SCMP reports that Khaw continued his shift at the hospital hours after his wife and child were declared dead.

After more than two years of investigation, police raided Khaw’s home and arrested him this morning. The 52-year-old has three surviving children by Wong — two daughters, aged 20 and 13, and a 12-year-old son. The two younger children live in Hong Kong with their father, while the eldest is studying in Malaysia.

Khaw’s case will continue on October 16 at the Eastern Magistrates’ Court.


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