TAIPEI: Taiwan's top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around NT$22.33 million (RM3mil) as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him. The supreme court on Tuesday (Jan 2) upheld a previous ruling that the 41-year-old, identified by his family name Chu, should honour a contract he signed with his mother 20 years ago promising to refund her. Her younger son claimed that the contract violated "good customs" as raising a child should not be measured in financial terms, and went to court against his mother. Lo appealed all the way to the supreme court after lower courts ruled in favour of her son. The supreme court said the contract was valid as Chu was an adult when he signed it, and that as a dentist he was capable of repaying his mother.
Source: The Star January 03, 2018 06:33 UTC