Ke Huy Quan’s Hong Kong links, the ex-policeman who may have played a part in bringing him to a safe refuge


Ke Huy Quan, winner of the best supporting actor award at the recent Oscars. Photo: AP

Ke Huy Quan’s Academy Awards triumph has turned a spotlight on his humble beginnings as a child in a refugee camp in Hong Kong.

Quan was one of hundreds of thousands of “boatpeople” who fled Vietnam after the Communist north seized control of the south of the country in 1975 – many of them finding their first safe haven in Hong Kong.

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