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[Mothership] Metrosexual millionaire monk in S’pore sued over S$244,000 ‘study grant’ https://t.co/deBOOTBe6o

[Mothership] Metrosexual millionaire monk in S’pore sued over S$244,000 ‘study grant’ https://t.co/deBOOTBe6o

A relatively low-profile court case involving a religious leader is ongoing in Singapore’s High Court. The civil case does not lack colourful details. Advertisement About the case: A$240k “Study Grant” or Gift? Lee Boon Teow, 65, a trustee and former Vice-President of the management committee of Mahabodhi Monastery in Bukit Timah, is suing its former abbot and current committee President Venerable Guojun for the return of a A$240,000 (S$244,375) “study grant”. Lee claimed that the money given to Guojun in 2010 was meant to fund his doctoral studies. But he found out in June 2015 that part of it was instead used by the prominent monk to buy property in Australia. Guojun had bought a A$545,000 one-bedroom apartment in Sydney in June 2010. The property was sold in June this year for A$810,000 (S$828,000). Guojun acknowledged that he had received the money from Lee, but denied...

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