Carrie Lam appeals for Philippine president Duterte’s ‘personal attention’ in case of Hong Kong man serving 40-year jail sentence

The city’s leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has called on Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte to urge immigration authorities to hasten their search for records that may support a Hong Kong man’s appeal against his 40-year jail sentence.
Tang Lung-wai, 47, has been languishing in New Bilibid prison outside Manila for 18 years. He entered the Philippines as a tourist in June 2000 to meet a friend, but was arrested the next month for a drug offence.
It took 11 years for his case to…