Dear Students, Colleagues and Alumni,
Arrest of SU President
You may be aware that Mr Fong Chung Yin Keith, President of the Students’ Union, was arrested by the police in the early hours of this morning. Keith was allegedly found in possession of a wallet which belongs to another HKBU student. He was arrested for theft.
The University is deeply concerned. Our colleagues from the Office of Student Affairs have been liaising closely with the Students’ Union. Keith is now being detained in hospital. From the information available, he kept the wallet in custody for return to the owner. He had contacted the owner and made arrangements to return the wallet last night well before his arrest. I have been in touch with the police to offer relevant information, and have urged the police to release him as soon as possible.
The University will continue to follow up the case and assist Keith and his family. We will ensure that the case is handled properly and fairly.
Roland T Chin
3 September 2019