The mother the late former minister Jamaluddin Jarjis failed to breach a good settlement through mediation for her suit against 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, representing Aminah Abdullah (photo, above) informed the reporters of the outcome after attending the three-hour mediation process before High Court judge Mohd Firuz Jaffril in chambers in Kuala Lumpur today.
Also present were the wheelchair-bound Aminah, and her two grandchildren, Nur Anis Jamaluddin, 34, and Ikwan Hafiz Jamaluddin, 32, as well as their lawyer S Suhendran.
Kamar Ainiah said her 85-year-old client, as the plaintiff, rejected the defendants’ proposal to settle the case after finding it unreasonable.
“Both defendants proposed to give the faraid money to the plaintiff but the proposal was rejected as it has nothing to do with the suit relating to the company shares filed at this court.
“Hence, the lawsuit will proceed with the trial slated to begin on Thursday. Three out of the 12 plaintiff witnesses are expected to testify,” the lawyer said.
Aminah, who filed the suit on Jan 3, claimed both defendants, as joint administrators of Jamaluddin’s estate, failed to include the three company shares as an 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 of claim, Aminah claimed the two defendants failed to enter the shares of the three companies - 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.
The plaintiff also claimed that her two grandchildren failed to state the estimated value of the shares, which was worth RM1,384,312,154, two and half years after Jamaluddin died.
Aminah claimed Nur Anis and Ikwan Hafiz also failed to include an apartment worth RM10 million in the United States in the list of Jamaluddin’s assets that was enclosed with the letter of administration, and also failed to inform her that the Syariah High Court had issued to her the faraid certificate on Jamaluddin’s estate on Oct 6, 2016.
Aminah is seeking a court order for her name to be included as a joint administrator of Jamaluddin’s estate as she is the biological mother of the deceased, and for the two defendants to pay dividends, bonus and profits from the shares in the three companies.