The Syariah High Court here has fixed Nov 14 as the date for the mother of the late Tan Sri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis to file her affidavit in reply to Jamaluddin’s widow, Puan Sri Dr Kalsom Ismail, over the division of his property, estimated to be worth around RM2 billion.
This was related by syarie lawyer Datuk Shamsuriah Sulaiman, who is representing Kalsom, 62, after case management in front of Syariah High Court Registrar Siti Zulaiha Mohamad Mansor here on Monday,
Jamaluddin’s mother Aminah Abdullah, 84, who was represented by lawyer Nur Hidayah A Bakar.
In addition to Kalsom, Jamaluddin’s four children – Ikhwan Hafiz, 31; Nur Anis, 33; Nurul Alyaa, 27, and Noor Adila, 23 – represented by syarie lawyer Zuri Zabuddin Budiman, also filed a preliminary objection.
On March 2, Aminah had filed an application to obtain a faraid certificate on her claim to her son’s estate under Section 46 (ix) of the Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993.
Among the items to be included in the faraid list are more than 20 properties in Malaysia, the United States and Makkah, as well as companies owned by Jamaluddin.
Aminah, who was in a wheelchair, was accompanied in court by Jamaluddin’s younger brother, Mohamad Najeb Ali.
Jamaluddin fondly known as JJ, was a confidant of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
He was the Malaysian envoy to the US and also served as chairman of the 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme.
Jamaluddin was killed on April 4, 2015 after the helicopter he was travelling in crashed at Kampung Sungai Pening, Semenyih, Selangor.
In the incident, the helicopter ferrying six was said to have exploded mid-air before crashing in a rubber estate.