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Appellate court upholds 'lawyer defrauded Orang Asli' decision

Hafiz Yatim  |  Published:  |  Modified:

A three-member Court of Appeal bench today upheld a Johor High Court decision and ordered a father and son lawyer team to return part of RM38.5 million in compensation given by the Johor government to Orang Asli villagers for construction of a dam on their land.

The appellate court also upheld the finding that S Kanawagi and Dinesh Kanawagi were liable for breach of their respective fiduciary and contractual duties and conspired to defraud the Jakun Orang Asli community.

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