KUALA LUMPUR — Aug. 13, 2019: The mother of the late minister Tan Sri Jamaluddin Jarjis today failed to reach settlement through mediation with her two grandchildren over their failure to include three company shares worth RM1.3 billion in the list of her son’s estate.
Lawyer Kamar Ainiah Kamaruzaman for the 85-year-old Aminah Abdullah, told reporters the outcome after a three-hour mediation before justice Datuk Mohd. Firuz Jaffril in chambers.
Present were wheelchair-bound Aminah and her grandchildren Nur Anis, 34, and Ikwan Hafiz, 32, and their lawyer S. Suhendran.
Aminah rejected the defendants’ proposal to settle the case after finding it unreasonable.
Both defendants proposed to give faraid money to Aminah but this was rejected as it has nothing to do with the suit relating to the shares.
Hence, the lawsuit will proceed with the trial slated to begin on Thursday. Three out of the 12 witnesses for Aminah are expected to testify.
Aminah, who filed the suit on January 3, claimed that the defendants, as joint administrators of Jamaluddin’s estate, had failed to include the company shares as inheritance in the list of assets in the letter of administration when Jamaluddin died on April 4, 2015, and also failed to enter the shares as a liability since July 6, 2017.
In her statement, Aminah claimed that the defendants had failed to enter the shares of Rantai Wawasan Sdn Bhd., Alpine Motion Sdn. Bhd. and Ivory Insight Wawasan Sdn. Bhd. as part of the deceased’s estate with an intention to deny her rights and interest as a beneficiary.
She also claimed that her grandchildren had failed to state the estimated value of the shares which were worth RM1,384,312,154 two and half years after Jamaluddin died.
Aminah further claimed that they had also failed to include an apartment worth RM10 million in the United States in the list of assets that was enclosed with the letter of administration and also failed to inform her that a syariah court had issued to her the faraid certificate on Jamaluddin’s estate on October 6, 2016.
She is seeking a court order for her name to be included as joint administrators of the estate being that she is the biological mother of the deceased and for the two defendants to pay dividends, bonus and profits from the shares in the companies. — Bernama