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Woman Arrested After Marrying Terminally-ill Man A Few Days Before He Died

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SINGAPORE: A Taiwanese woman has been arrested after she allegedly coerced a terminally-ill Singaporean businessman to marry her just 18 days before his death, media reports said.

Huang Kuan-chen, 55, was detained on June 7 and is under investigation by Taiwanese authorities for suspected fraud, Focus Taiwan News reported on Wednesday.

Her alleged accomplice Liu Wen-pin, a 63-year-old land agent, has also been arrested.

The arrest came more than a year after Huang married businessman Pua Ching Kiong to get at his NT$100 million (RM12.6mil) fortune, Taiwanese media reports said quoting Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).

Pua, 73, who owned Pua Loong Trading Company, met Huang at a religious event 30 years ago, the media, which included Apple Daily and TVBS, said.

They met again in 2014, and she learnt that he was single and was worth millions, Focus Taiwan News quoted Taiwan’s CIB as saying.

Pua was the sole proprieter of Pua Loong Trading which sells Dragon Balm, a liniment for aches and pains.

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