Singaporean doc must now pay $31.3m in updated divorce tally: Canadian court

Dr Gobinathan Devathasan, 70, with his new wife, 33-year-old Thai-born Leena Soalsung, whom he married last month. PHOTO: COURTESY OF GOBINATHAN DEVATHASAN
Dr Gobinathan Devathasan, 70, with his new wife, 33-year-old Thai-born Leena Soalsung, whom he married last month. PHOTO: COURTESY OF GOBINATHAN DEVATHASAN

Ex-wife had applied for review of what she said were errors in earlier judgment

A neurologist embroiled in one of the biggest Singaporean divorce payouts abroad stands to part with nearly C$30 million (S$31.3 million) following an updated tally in a Canadian court last month.

The court in Vancouver tweaked the figures derived from the assets to nearly C$16.2 million and also ordered Dr Gobinathan Devathasan to pay some C$1.6 million in indemnity legal fees and court costs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 17, 2019, with the headline 'Doc must now pay $31.3m in updated divorce tally: Canadian court'. Print Edition | Subscribe