Home News Featured News PRC 'wife' from sham marriage will not get deceased man's CPF savings

PRC ‘wife’ from sham marriage will not get deceased man’s CPF savings

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

By: Kheng-Liang Tan

The High Court has ruled that the CPF savings of a deceased man will go to his sisters instead of his China wife, as the marriage was a sham.

Mr. Soon Chwee Guan – who is unemployed – had married Ms. Diao Yanmei in a marriage of convenience sometime in October 2012 for an initial sum of $4,000. Thereafter, he was paid a monthly sum of $400 for the scheme.

The arrangement was so that the latter could successfully obtain her work permit as a spa therapist. Subsequently, Ms. Diao had obtained Permanent Residency.

- Advertisement -

Before the sham marriage, Mr. Soon had nominated his two sisters – Ms. Soon Ah See and Ms. Soon Ah Choon – as the beneficiaries to his CPF monies, understood to be about $170,000.

When Mr. Soon passed away in August 2013, this earlier nomination was revoked and the CPF monies would go to his wife instead under the CPF Act. His sisters were shocked as they were uninformed about his marriage.

They then filed a court injunction and the case subsequently went to trial.

Although Ms. Diao had claimed to love Mr. Soon, there were numerous loopholes in her testimonies, including having seafood with Mr. Soon even though he was allergic to seafood.

This led the Courts to believe that Mr. Soon had “no intention of benefiting [Ms. Soon] with his CPF monies”.

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Mixed reactions to Shanmugam’s promise to install ‘many more’ police cameras across Singapore

Singapore—Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam said in Parliament on Monday (March 1) that many more cameras will be installed in Singapore in addition to the 90,000 already located in public places such as car parks, neighbourhood centres and Housing...

‘Can we get a breakdown on those numbers?’ asks PSP’s Kumaran Pillai

Singapore — Progress Singapore Party's (PSP) Kumaran Pillai took to Facebook on Monday (Mar 1) to clarify his party's position. He made it clear the PSP did not want to close the Singapore economy but wanted a breakdown of the number...

Father tells daughter $650 monthly allowance is not enough and threatens to sue

  Bullied by her father who wants more money, a woman is asking how much children should give their parents once they start working. The post has gone viral. It was submitted to the anonymous confessions platform, the NUSwhispers Facebook page. NUSwhispers cannot...

Send in your scoop to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent