Widow in Yang Yin saga nearly lost her 200 paintings, now they may go on public display
By Toh Yong Chuan
Tour agency owner Hedy Mok wants to donate part of a collection of about 200 works of art belonging to her aunt, Madam Chung Khin Chun, 91, to the National Gallery. The 64-year-old is the legal guardian of Madam Chung, a retired physiotherapist who came close to losing her $35 million bungalow and the paintings to convicted China tour guide Yang Yin in 2015.
"I do not know how much they are worth," said Madam Mok of the paintings. "Maybe millions."
"I do not plan to have them valued because it costs money to do so."
A spokesman for the National Gallery said it will be meeting Madam Mok to view the paintings.
Madam Mok's legal battle with Yang hogged the headlines in 2015 after he coaxed Madam Chung to give him legal powers to manage her financial affairs and even got her to make a will in which he stood to inherit everything, including the house and paintings.
Click on the photos below for an exclusive look inside Madam Chung's bungalow.