Who says I can't choose to die... or live?

RNW archive

This article is part of the RNW archive. RNW is the former Radio Netherlands Worldwide or Wereldomroep, which was founded as the Dutch international public broadcaster in 1947. In 2011, the Dutch government decided to cut funding and shift RNW from the ministry of Education, Culture and Science to the ministry of Foreign Affairs. More information about RNW Media’s current activities can be found at https://www.rnw.org/about-rnw-media.

In Hong Kong, Bun Chai has been struggling to regain control over his life. He was paralysed from the neck down in an accident twenty years ago. After spending more than a decade in a hospital bed, he made a public appeal for the right to die.

In this episode of Global Perspectives, Bun Chai talks candidly about those trying times, the public letter he wrote and making a fresh start.

“In His Own Right” is presented and produced by Caroline Chan for Radio Television Hong Kong.