Court rejects use of WhatsApp messages in CPF claim

A woman's bid to use WhatsApp messages from her former husband before he died to support her claim that he had wanted all his CPF money to go to their two sons, has been dismissed.
A woman's bid to use WhatsApp messages from her former husband before he died to support her claim that he had wanted all his CPF money to go to their two sons, has been dismissed.PHOTO: REUTERS

The High Court, in a test case, has dismissed a woman's bid to use WhatsApp messages from her former husband before he died to support her claim that he had wanted all his Central Provident Fund (CPF) money to go to their two sons.

Justice Valerie Thean made clear the CPF Act prescribed that a member's funds must be bequeathed through nominations or distributed via intestacy laws.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2018, with the headline 'Court rejects use of WhatsApp messages in CPF claim'. Print Edition | Subscribe