Yang Yin saga: Widow and niece find star witness whose testimony contradicts tour guide's claims

By Toh Yong Chuan And Carolyn Khew,
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Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 

The Yang Yin saga, which had fallen off the radar some months back, is back under the spotlight, thanks to new evidence produced in court on Tuesday.

Wealthy widow Chung Khin Chun, 89, and her niece Hedy Mok, 62, have tracked down a star witness - the personal banker who served Madam Chung and former tour guide Yang Yin.

The key witness has given written testimony that the money that Yang claimed was gifted to him by the widow was, in fact, held in trust so that he could look after her.

Madam Mok, a tour agency owner, had sued Yang in the High Court in 2014 for allegedly manipulating her aunt into handing over control of her assets - estimated to be worth $40 million, including a Gerald Drive bungalow.

The new evidence, which was submitted at a closed-door pre-trial conference at the High Court on Tuesday, has prompted the court to set new trial dates so that Yang has time to prepare his rebuttal.

The trial was to have started in March. "The new trial is likely to be held next year," said Madam Mok's lawyer Peter Doraisamy.

In court papers seen by The Straits Times, the former bank relationship manager described Madam Chung as a "high net worth customer" whom he attended to in 2009 when she visited the bank with Yang.

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