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Millionaire legal battle rumbles on

By Brian Farmer

A multi-millionaire businessman who owns a "chunk" of Laura Ashley and his estranged wife have resumed a High Court battle over money months after a judge urged them to try to find a resolution.

In July, Mr Justice Bodey called on Khoo Kay Peng (75) and Pauline Chai, who is in her 60s, to find a solution without doing more damage to themselves after hearing that they had run up legal bills of more than £2 million.

Dr Khoo, who is based in Malaysia, says litigation should take place there. Mrs Chai, who lives in England, says it should take place there.

Judges have heard that Dr Khoo and Mrs Chai, a former beauty queen, have five grown-up children and were married for more than 40 years.

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