The end of the campus’ owner’s marriage

Lim Kok Wing pays wife RM11m

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.

High Court Judicial Commissioner Aziah Ali granted the order for divorce in chambers with decree nisi – a decree issued on a first petition for divorce that becomes absolute at a later date, in this case in three months’ time.

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.

(Source: The Star Online – April 10th 2007 – http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2007/4/10/courts/17392412&sec=courts)

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Mochi told me this morning that Tan Sri [Lim Kok Wing] has divorced with his wife and needs to pay RM11 million. I was like o_O??!

And everyone in campus is talking about it now. Hot news! at the moment…

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