Fung shui master's first court appearance in will dispute Tony Chan Chun-chuen issued a rare public comment yesterday, saying that he still thinks about his late lover and benefactor, the billionaire Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum. As he passed through a crush of reporters after a hearing in the High Court, the fung shui master broke a long silence about his feelings for Wang, who was once Asia's richest woman. When asked whether he missed the woman he claimed left him a HK$100 billion estate, he replied: 'Yes. Yes, I do.' When asked whether he was confident of winning the court case, he said: 'Judiciary is not about confidence, it is about facts.' It was the first time Mr Chan had appeared in court ahead of the trial to determine if he, or Wang's Chinachem Charitable Foundation, is the rightful heir to her vast fortune. The case was 'about finding the truth', he said. 'I now have a better understanding of judicial proceedings. I find it is pretty much like what I saw on television,' Mr Chan joked. Surrounded by bodyguards who held back more than 50 reporters and camera crews, Mr Chan said he enjoyed his High Court experience. Inside, the man at the centre of a bitter legal fight was treated to some courtroom mystery as lawyers said an unidentified 'fung shui witness' might give evidence at the eight-week trial. Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon was handed a letter from the potential witness, who wanted to remain anonymous. 'He is very reluctant to have his identity known,' said Geoffrey Vos QC, Chinachem's barrister. 'It is not a foregone conclusion that he will testify.' There was no mention of what the witness might say. The future of the trial itself was thrown into doubt yesterday when Chinachem said it could not afford to pay medical and document experts. Fees for an expert report could be as high as HK$225,000, lawyers said. One of the experts would be a forensics examiner from New York City who specialised in typewriter analysis, the court heard. 'I believe there are a couple of them in the world,' Mr Chan's solicitor, Jonathan Midgley, said after the hearing. 'It's a speciality.' The two sides point at wills dated four years apart to prove their claims to Wang's estate. A 2006 will that Mr Chan relied on for his case was 'only a partial will' that didn't cancel out the 2002 version which the foundation cited as proof it should get Wang's money, said Mr Vos. 'The 2006 will simply builds on the 2002 will, if it's valid at all,' he said. The hearing was also told that Wang's two sisters - one of whom is a doctor - are expected to give evidence about her state of mind before her death from cancer two years ago. Chinachem had claimed that Wang was mentally unfit when she allegedly left her assets to Mr Chan. In recent months, Chinachem had claimed that Mr Chan promised Wang eternal life if she left him her money. Mr Chan denied the accusation, saying he and Wang carried on a 14-year affair until her death. Yesterday, Mr Chan also talked about his company, RCG Holdings, which was floated on the Alternative Investment Market in London in 2004. One of Wang's last wishes was to get the biometrics company listed on a stock exchange, Mr Chan said. 'Nina and I founded this company and she wanted so much to get it listed. She was very happy last time when the company was listed in the [United Kingdom]. 'I feel happy that I have achieved this.'