It is incumbent upon him now to become a good citizen, he says A former teacher at Island School, where two teenagers studied before they were murdered at Braemar Hill in 1985, has urged the public to accept the decision to release one of the five killers. Chris Forse, history teacher to Kenneth McBride and Nicola Myers, said he was pleased that Won Sam-lung, on his release yesterday morning, had made a public acknowledgement of remorse for the terrible crime he committed and the agony he caused the families. 'Mr Won's responsibilities do not end today. It is incumbent upon him now to become a good citizen of Hong Kong. His prison term is only part of the debt he owes to the people of Hong Kong,' Mr Forse said. Mr Forse, who is on secondment at English School Foundation headquarters, said he could not comment on the justice of the release after more than 18 years' imprisonment, other than to say the law had run its course. The former teacher, who was involved closely in those areas of Island School life in which Kenneth and Nicola had participated, still kept pictures of the two teenagers and the photos taken at their memorial service in 1985. 'Those charged with responsibility for assessing Won's degree of remorse and rehabilitation, and the risk he may pose to others, have judged that he has served a sufficient term of imprisonment,' Mr Forse said. 'I hope Hong Kong people can accept this decision.' He said Mr Won and fellow killer Cheung Yau-hang, both 16 at the time of the murders, were from deprived backgrounds. They had scavenged for handouts by opening taxi doors at the old Jordan Road ferry pier before making donations to triad members. Mr Forse said all the five culprits had been aware of their actions but what separated Mr Won and Cheung from the other three was their lack of control over events. 'The cases of Won and Cheung do warrant a separate classification from the other three,' he said, adding however that the pair's participation in the murders was as full as the others. 'We must respect the privacy of those nearest and dearest to Kenneth and Nicola on this occasion and always keep in mind the memory and legacy of two wonderful young people,' Mr Forse said. The director of rehabilitation services at the Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Chan Fu-sai, said Mr Won had paid a heavy price for his offences and the public should give him a chance.