Monthly Archives: June 2009

Preliminary noises made in Jackson children’s custody battle

A lawyer identified by Joseph Jackson as the family attorney has said Sunday night that he has not seen a will for Michael Jackson. The attorney also suggested that the singer’s mother would seek custody of his children. “There have been reports of … Continue reading

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Legal fight looms over custody of Jackson’s children

It’s been reported that battlelines are already being drawn for a fight over custody of Michael Jackson’s children and his estate. And this is happening just two days after his death. Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe who is the mother of … Continue reading

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Making a grave decision

A job that delivers self-satisfaction By YIP YOKE TENG teng@thestar.com.my SOME people call it a grave decision. They are required to visit cemetery more often than anyone does, they need to talk to distraught persons who have lost their loved … Continue reading

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Michael Jackson: more than one Will?

So Michael Jackson is dead. After the initial shock, focus has now turned to his last hour when his personal doctor was administering CPR. I’m not going to touch on that side of his death. Rather, I’m intrigued by the … Continue reading

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Testing the waters

Players in the Klang Valley are getting a taste of the long time control game format. FOR the past nine weeks, chess enthusiasts in the Klang Valley have been using an old chess format that has not seen the light … Continue reading

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Nina Wang trial continues…

From the Hongkong Standard: The day before billionaire Nina Wang Kung Yu- sum died, Chinachem was told it had purchased 30 million (HK$379.02 million) worth of shares in one of fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen’s companies. Director Joseph Leung … Continue reading

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Billionaire thought she was cursed

From the Hongkong Standard: Billionaire Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum believed someone placed a curse on her, just months before she died of cancer in April 2007, a court heard yesterday. Dr David Ho Wai-tak also told the Court of First … Continue reading

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Grandson tries to evict grandmother

Earlier this month, it was reported in the Singapore newspapers that a 25-year-old man who successfully took his paternal grandmother to court over ownership of a three-room flat in Bedok Reservoir is now suing her for contempt of court. The … Continue reading

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Pretty girls and wild boys

Not so long ago, I carried out a small experiment among college under-graduates. I was at a college in Penang to talk to some of their graduating students and I asked them suddenly: “What’s your email address?” I went up … Continue reading

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Old hand wins

Seasoned player Mok Tze Meng shows his mettle at the international chess open tournament. LAST week turned out to be more pleasant than I thought possible. I met quite a number of old friends among the chess-playing participants and spectators … Continue reading

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