Teochew 'twins' start court slugfest over Tank Road building

Huay Kuan lifetime honorary president George Quek (above) said several of the association's leaders turned up in court yesterday. Both organisations have occupied The Teochew Building (left) together for 55 years.
Huay Kuan lifetime honorary president George Quek said several of the association's leaders turned up in court yesterday. Both organisations have occupied The Teochew Building (above) together for 55 years.ST FILE PHOTO
Huay Kuan lifetime honorary president George Quek (above) said several of the association's leaders turned up in court yesterday. Both organisations have occupied The Teochew Building (left) together for 55 years.
Huay Kuan lifetime honorary president George Quek (above) said several of the association's leaders turned up in court yesterday. Both organisations have occupied The Teochew Building together for 55 years.ST FILE PHOTO

One party seeks to turn other's suit into a writ action involving a trial and witness testimony

The Teochew-versus-Teochew spat centred on the Teochew Building at 97 Tank Road entered the court arena yesterday.

The Ngee Ann Kongsi is seeking a court order for the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan to yield possession of the 183. 5 sq m of office space it occupies in the building.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2019, with the headline 'Teochew 'twins' start court slugfest over Tank Road building'. Print Edition | Subscribe