Apex court denies JJ’s children leave to appeal over RM1bil shares

The children of former minister Jamaluddin Jarjis, who was killed in a helicopter crash in 2015, did not allow the Federal Court to proceed with their appeal for the transfer of shares in Rantai Wawasan Sdn Bhd worth RM1.044 billion. a list of their homelands.

Ikhwan Hafiz Jamaluddin, 35, and Nur Anis Jamaluddin, 37, have applied for the right to appeal against the decision of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, which decided to support their grandmother Aminah Abdullah to put up 3 million Rantai Wawasan shares. list. . In a split decision, a three-member Federal Court panel comprising Sabah and Sarawak judge Abdul Rahman Sebli and justices Nallini Pathmanathan and Rhodzariah Bujang denied the children.

Rahman and Rhodzariah were in the numbers, while Nallini was not. In a major ruling released online, Rahman said the request to dismiss the appeal was rejected because the two children’s cases that the court wanted to decide involved findings of fact by the lower courts.

He also said that the children’s statements did not meet the requirements of section 96 of the Courts of Justice Act 1964. Nallini disagreed, saying that leave should be granted because there were no competing findings of the lower courts.

On January 3, 2019, Aminah, 88, sued her grandchildren, claiming that the shares of three companies – Rantai Wawasan shares, six million shares of Alpine Motion worth RM233 million and two shares of ‘Ivory Insights worth RM80m – should be part of his son’s land was taken. On August 13, 2021, Aminah won her part in the high court to include the three million shares of Rantai Wawasan in her son’s estate list.

The Supreme Court, however, ruled against Aminah in the case of the other two companies. The Court of Appeal on August 19 last year dismissed the children’s appeal against Aminah, and upheld the Supreme Court’s decision.

Ikhwan and Nur Anis later sought permission to appeal to the central court against the court’s decision regarding Rantai Wawasan’s conduct. Aminah, however, does not want the right to appeal the court’s decision regarding the actions of Alpine Motion and Ivory Insights.

Lawyers Saheran Suhendran, Frank Wong and Rodney Gan represented Ikhwan Hafiz and Nur Anis, while lawyers Zainur Zakaria, Pawancheek Marican and Suzilawati Ismail appeared for Aminah. Jamaluddin, popularly known as JJ, former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, died in a helicopter crash while traveling from Pekan, Pahang to Kuala Lumpur.

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