Former tour guide Yang Yin faces 3 more charges

SINGAPORE - Former tour guide Yang Yin, who is embroiled in the battle for the estate of widow Chung Khin Chun, was slapped with three new charges for immigration offences.

According to online reports, the 40-year-old was charged on Thursday for giving false statements to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority in 2010 and 2011 when he was attempting to apply for Permanent Resident status.

Yang is already facing 331 charges for allegedly falsifying accounts of his company Young Music and Dance Studio to make it seem that it was a viable business and had received $450,000 in payment for services.

Apart from these charges, he is also facing civil suits filed against him by Madam Chung's niece Madam Hedy Mok.

Madam Mok alleges that he had manipulated her aunt into handing over her assets estimated to be worth $40 million.

Although the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) was granted to Yang in 2012, he no longer has any control or say in the widow's affair after the Family Court ruled on Sept 24 that Madam Chung had the capacity to revoke the LPA, despite being diagnosed with dementia this year.

Madam Chung had appointed Yang as sole executor and beneficiary of her estate in 2010. He had previously said that Madam Chung wanted him as a "grandson".

They first met in 2008 when he acted as her personal tour guide. A year later, he came to live with her in her $30 million bungalow at Gerald Crescent.

The next mention of the case will be in two weeks' time. Yang was not granted bail as it was struck down by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, who recognised that Yang was a "flight risk", among other reasons.