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Lim Oon Kuin, the founder of collapsed Singapore oil trader Hin Leong Trading (Pte.) Ltd, is appealing a court order to return funds the family took out of a unit just before it filed for protection last year.

The appeal was made this month after the Lims paid the sum to Ocean Tankers Pte. Ltd. according to letters to the firm’s creditors seen by Bloomberg News. The amount covers US$19 million ($25.3 million) transferred from the shipping company on two separate occasions last year to the Lims’ bank accounts, as well as interest and costs, totalling US$20.1 million.

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