Tuesday April 10, 2007
Lim Kok Wing pays wife RM11m
By CHELSEA L.Y. NG
KUALA LUMPUR: Prominent educationist Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing and wife Puan Sri Tessie Lim ended their 21-year marriage amicably yesterday with a divorce settlement that included an RM11.65mil cash payment.
If no issues crop up in the meantime, the divorce will automatically be affirmed.
According to the joint petition for divorce filed on Dec 11, 2006, Lim and Tessie had been living separately since March last year.
Lim, 61, and Tessie Louise Weller, 44, were married on Nov 18, 1986 in Petaling Jaya.
The couple has a 20-year-old daughter Tiffanee Marie Lim.
Lim also has a 25-year-old son, Lim Kok Wing Jr, from a previous marriage.
According to the petition, Lim had agreed to hand over RM11,650,000 in cash to Tessie as a one-off alimony payment, and as part of the divorce settlement.
Other terms of the settlement were not made available.