Mandy Wong, who was jailed for 15 years last June for neglecting her seven-year-old daughter to the point of near death. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong’s Law Reform Commission recommends change in law to hold parents and carers accountable in abuse cases that lead to death or serious harm

  • The recommendation aims to stiffen penalties for child neglect and ensure those who fail to intervene do not escape punishment
  • People with a duty of care will face up to 20 years in prison if a victim dies and up to 15 years if they suffer serious harm
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Mandy Wong, who was jailed for 15 years last June for neglecting her seven-year-old daughter to the point of near death. Photo: Edmond So
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