Fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen and the Chinachem Charitable Foundation have taken a neutral stance on a request for Wang Din-shin's legal costs to be paid out of the multibillion-dollar estate of his late daughter-in-law, Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum. Mr Wang, 98, has filed an application seeking funds from Nina Wang's estate to pay costs incurred in a probate suit between the foundation and Mr Chan. Speaking after a closed-door hearing before Madam Justice Carlye Chu Fun-ling in the Court of First Instance yesterday, Mr Wang's barrister, Johnny Mok SC, said another hearing had been scheduled for April 7 for further submissions. Mr Mok said the estate administrator, as a protector of Nina Wang's estate, wanted to express its views in relation to the application and the government also wanted to inform the court on some legal principles. Lawyer Albert Lam Man-wai, also representing Mr Wang, said outside court that Mr Chan and the foundation were neutral to his client's application. Mr Wang is the father of late tycoon Teddy Wang Teh-huei who was kidnapped in 1990. His body has never been found and he was declared legally dead in 1999. Mr Wang now lives on a maintenance payment from his son's estate. He stepped into the legal fight between Mr Chan and the foundation, by claiming interest in the probate of Nina Wang who died of cancer in 2007. The foundation claimed that Mr Chan had duped the billionaire by promising her eternal life if she signed over her fortune to him. Mr Chan denied that claim and said he and Nina Wang had been lovers for 14 years. An eight-week hearing is set to start on May 11 before Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon in the Court of First Instance to determine who will inherit the estate.