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Alleged lover of Asia's richest woman testifies

world Updated: Jun 24, 2009 14:40 IST

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The alleged lover of the late Nina Wang, Asia's richest woman when she died, testified today for the first time in the Hong Kong court case to decide if he will inherit her multibillion-dollar estate.

Feng shui adviser Tony Chan Chun-chuen, 49, claims he was romantically involved with Wang and that the real estate tycoon left her fortune to him in an October 2006 will.

But the Chinachem Charitable Foundation, which was set up by Wang and her late husband, holds a July 2002 will that bequeaths Wang's estate to the charity.

Testifying for the first time since the trial began in May, Chan was not immediately questioned about his relationship with Wang.

But shown a picture of a cabinet by his lawyer Ian Mill, he said the alleged 2006 would was placed on the cabinet which was located in Wang's bedroom when he visited her the same year.

Early in the trial, Chinachem Charitable Foundation's lawyers characterized Chan as a quaint adviser in feng shui, the traditional Chinese practice of improving fortunes by the placement of objects, saying he once advised a client to burn real money for good luck.