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Judge’s anger as husband stays away in Chai v Peng proceedings

The Independent reports husband’s second non-attendance

According to a report in The Independent, Mr Justice Holman has expressed anger that Khoo Kay Peng, a major shareholder in Laura Ashley, has failed to attend for a second time at financial remedy proceedings brought by his wife, Pauline Chai. Mr Peng contends that the case should be heard in Malaysia.

The Independent reports that Holman J described the excuse given – that he had been advised by a former Malaysian judge to stay away – as 'complete rubbish'.

The full report in The Independent is here.

12/5/14