SINGAPORE: Sibling quarrel at Tong Garden foods ends with court judgement
A High Court's verdict this Wednesday (1 November) finally drew a close to what Justice Tan Lee Meng described as an "ugly family dispute between siblings." Of the five brothers and five sisters who run the Tong Garden snack foods and nuts company, only two were not involved in the ten day trial that sought to prosecute elder brother Ong Leong Chuan for using $100,000 of the business' money to buy out the 10% shares belonging to younger sister Ong Siew Ann. After the 1984 death of their father, Ong Tong Guan, the siblings disagreed over his final wishes. Leong Chuan remained adamant that his sister was never given shares in the family business, held by
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