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A 61-year-old woman from China exposed to have paid a Singaporean S$4,000 for a fake marriage, along with a monthly S$400 payment to secure her Singapore Permanent Residency, is now demanding to inherit her recently-deceased “husband’s” S$200,000 CPF money.

52-year-old divorcee Singaporean, Sun Shui Yuan, died from brain hemorrhage in August 2013. When he was alive, he married a China woman 5 years older than him, Diao Yen Mei, in Oct 2012, in order to receive S$4,000 in lump sum and a monthly payment. Diao Yen Mei was also a divorcee and a dependent pass visa holder in Singapore for her son on a student visa. She is currently a Permanent Resident of Singapore. When the Singaporean was alive, the two did not live together because Diao Yen Mei alleged that her husband wants to sleep in the same room as his mother. The two met only once a week for dinner and dates, she claimed. When the Singaporean died, Diao Yen Mei didn’t even know about his death.

When the China woman heard that Sun Shui Yuan died, she demanded to inherit his S$200,000 CPF money. However, this is stopped and contested by Sun Shui Yuan’s sisters. When Sun Shui Yuan was alive, he nominated his two sisters in his will in 2009. However, the fake marriage in 2012 automatically voided the will under the CPF law.

The case is still pending.