SINGAPORE - The niece of the 87-year-old widow Chung Khin Chun has commenced high court action to recover damages from former China tour guide Yang Yin.
This was revealed at a press conference by the widow's aunt's, Madam Hedy Mok, lawyer Peter Doraisamy from law firm Selvam LLP on Tuesday.
Mr Yang is embroiled in a legal tussle with Madam Chung's niece, Madam Hedy Mok, 60, over the widow's assets, which are believed to be worth $40 million.
In 2010, a year after Mr Yang moved into Madam Chung's home, the widow, who was diagnosed with dementia this year, willed her entire fortune, including her bungalow, to him.
Two years later, he was awarded a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), giving him control of her assets.
Madam Mok has gone to court to revoke the LPA.
She had also reported to the police that Mr Yang allegedly stole jewellery and cash belonging to her aunt while acting as her legal guardian.
The 40-year-old was arrested for criminal breach of trust last week and is assisting the police with investigations.