The Straits Times
Published on Sep 18, 2012

Elderly couple in court over $20m Chancery Lane bungalow

Husband says he owns house, accuses son of making mother sign revocation papers


They are in their 80s, have been married for 55 years and have three adult children.

But Mr See Fong Mun and his wife, Madam Chan Yuen Lan, are now facing off in court over a house valued at about $20 million.

The businessman argues that he is the true owner of the Chancery Lane bungalow. And he accuses their younger son of "working behind the scenes" to convince the frail elderly woman to sign papers handing over control of her affairs.

The bungalow was bought in 1983 in the sole name of Madam Chan, who has little education and worked as a hairdresser until she married in 1957.