A close associate of Tony Chan Chun-chuen said yesterday he did not consider the claimant to Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum's fortune a 'proper' fung shui master. Raymond Chu Wai-man, chief executive of RCG, a company owned by Mr Chan and Wang, said Mr Chan was good at reading facial colours but he regarded this as just a type of fortune-telling, not true fung shui. He told the Court of First Instance that although Mr Chan was first introduced to him as a 'very good fung shui master with a good reputation', they had never discussed fung shui in their conversations. Mr Chan, contesting control of Wang's estate with the Chinachem Charitable Foundation, has also told the court he is not a fung shui master, although he has been frequently described as one and previously ran a fung shui school. Cross-examined by Benjamin Yu SC, for the foundation, Mr Chu repeatedly fended off suggestions that he was trying to play down the role of Mr Chan as a fung shui master. 'I am more interested in fung shui [than Tony Chan], he never talked about fung shui,' Mr Chu said. He conceded he had had talks with Mr Chan about a business gimmick offering free fung shui advice, published in their estate agency publication, Regal Magazine, in the 1990s. Despite describing Mr Chan as a close friend, he acknowledged he was not told about a 2006 will Mr Chan says leaves all Wang's billions to him until April 3, 2007, the day Wang died. He learned of it in a phone conversation in which Mr Chan told him to return to Hong Kong from a holiday in Dubai. Before that, he had heard nothing of the will, allegedly given to Mr Chan on October 16, 2006. A book about celestial arrangements - which Mr Chan has said was the basis for instruction at his fung shui school - digging of holes on Wang's properties and placing of jade and other objects in the holes had also never been mentioned in their frequent conversations, he said. He denied a share-placement exercise through which Wang made a last-minute investment in RCG just before her death had been speeded up to get it through before she died. But he conceded he had known she was in hospital. Wang, who was allotted shares of RCG on three occasions, is still recorded as the major shareholder of the listed technology company, with Mr Chan second. The court heard earlier that Wang had put through a GBP30 million transaction on April 2, and Mr Chu confirmed yesterday that he had made a net profit of GBP2.843 million out of Wang's acquisition of the shares. He said Anita Chau, deputy chairwoman of RCG, netted GBP1.21 million from the sale, while Mr Chan's sister-in-law Maggie Tam also earned GBP435,000. Mr Chu said the placement exercise, through which Wang bought the shares and which took place after Mr Chan told him about her interest in investing, was a managerial decision that was encouraged, but not triggered, by her interest. He also said Mr Chan was not regarded as his boss in RCG, although Mr Chan had his own room at the company offices in Cyberport. Mr Chu said he did not consult Mr Chan before the company decided to launch the placement. Outside court, Mr Chu praised Mr Chan's face-reading ability, which he said had an accuracy rate of 60 or 70 per cent. By reading his facial colours, Mr Chan was able to tell his emotions, luck and fortune in his job. The hearing continues before Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon today.