Former China tour guide Yang Yin's bail order revoked by High Court

Former China tour guide Yang Yin's bail order revoked by High Court

SINGAPORE - The former China tour guide in the legal tussle for the $40 million assets of a wealthy widow here has had his bail order revoked by the High Court.

According to The Straits Times, Yang had earlier been granted bail of $150,000 by District Judge Eddy Tham.

But the prosecution applied to the High Court a day after to challenge Judge Tham's decision.

Deputy Chief Prosecutor Tan Ken Hwee argued in court yesterday that the district judge was "palpably wrong" and had disregarded the high flight risk presented by Yang, a China national without roots in Singapore, Today Online reported.

He had earlier asked that the court put bail at $800,000, with four sureties.

This is the latest development in the case involving the tussle for wealthy widow Madam Chung Khin Chun's $40 million assets, between Yang and Madam Chung's niece.

In a separate case, Yang faces 331 charges for falsification of receipts worth about $450,000 made to his company, Young Dance and Music Studio, reported The Straits Times.

It was reported last week that Yang had transferred over $500,000 to his father's bank account in China.

candicec@sph.com.sg

 

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