Tour guide 'made false claim about SCCCI role'

The main body representing Chinese businesses here has lodged a police report against the man fighting for a widow's $40 million assets, claiming that there is no member by his name in the group.

The Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) said it made a police report against Chinese tour guide Yang Yin for falsely claiming he was the association's director.

Police confirmed the report was lodged.

Mr Yang has also resigned from his position as a grassroots leader, The Straits Times has learnt. Mr Wong Loke Suan, constituency director of the Jalan Kayu Constituency Office, confirmed this with The Straits Times yesterday. He said Mr Yang had resigned last Friday as he felt it was "not appropriate" for him to stay on.

In its statement, the SCCCI said it does not have a director, council member or member by the name of Yang Yin.

It read: "It has come to the SCCCI's attention that an individual identifying himself as Yang Yin has been representing himself as a 'Director of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce', including, but not limited to, handing out name cards containing the aforesaid position."

Last week, The Straits Times obtained a copy of Mr Yang's business card which listed him as a director at the SCCCI.

Mr Yang is embroiled in a legal battle for the assets of 87- year-old Chung Khin Chun. They met in 2008 when Madam Chung was on holiday in Beijing. Madam Chung, whose husband died in 2007, has no children and was diagnosed with dementia this year.

Travel agency owner Hedy Mok, 60, started court proceedings to revoke Mr Yang's guardianship of her aunt's $40 million assets earlier this year.

This article was first published on September 09, 2014.
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