Teochew v Teochew: High Court rejects Ngee Ann Kongsi's appeal against open trial with Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan

At the centre of the spat is the redevelopment and occupancy of a six-storey building in Tank Road.
At the centre of the spat is the redevelopment and occupancy of a six-storey building in Tank Road.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - The High Court affirmed on Monday (March 23) that a high-profile legal tussle between two rival Teochew clan groups over the historic Teochew Building should go to trial in open court.

In an e-mail to the Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan seen by The Straits Times, its lawyers said Senior Judge Andrew Ang has ruled in favour of the Huay Kuan and decided not to grant the Ngee Ann Kongsi leave to appeal his earlier decision, after reviewing arguments from both sides.

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