Trader sues Raub Umno leaders
TEMERLOH (Feb 21): A trader who withdrew a suit against a number of Raub Umno leaders and several others ahead of the Batu Talam by-election filed a fresh suit against the same defendants today.
Razali Hassan filed the new suit at civil High Court registry here through Messrs Mohd Harris.
The defendants are Coralfare Sdn Bhd, Pahang executive council member Datuk Shahiruddin Ab Moin, newly-elected Batu Talam assemblyman Abd Aziz Kiram, Raub Umno vice-head Datuk Ir Azinudin Abd Rahim, Raub Umno Wanita chief Asmah Ismail, Raub Barisan Nasional secretary Ahmad Sabri Zainal Abidin and Yayasan Raub.
He alleged that the defendants had taken part in a conspiracy relating to an abuse of a four-hectare government land in Raub town.
On Dec 29 last year, Razali filed a similar suit against the same defendants but withdrew it on Jan 16.
His counsel, Mohd Harris Abdullah, said Razali withdrew the first suit to give way for Abd Aziz to contest in the Batu Talam by-election on Jan28.
He said Razali did not want to be labelled as "pengacau pilihanraya" (election troublemaker), reports Bernama.
Abd Aziz won the election.
In his statement of claim, Razali said Coralfare had entered into an agreement with the Pahang government through a fraud and misrepresentation and had applied to acquire 47 individual land titles.
He said Coralfare had also failed to inform Yayasan Raub that the foundation that was set up for the people's welfare, had been appointed or selected by the state government to be the company's joint-venture partner.
He also said Azinuddin had breached his fiduciary duty towards Yayasan Raub when allowing Coralfare to takeover the construction on the land although the project was initiated by the foundation when he was a director.
He said Shahiruddin, Abd Aziz, Asmah and Ahmad Sabri had conspired with Coralfare to confuse the Land Office and had allowed the company to apply for the land titles under the company's name although they knew that Yayasan Raub had been appointed as a joint-venture partner and the application must be made jointly.
Hence, Razali seeks an injunction to stop Coralfare either directly or through an agent from continuing to work on the land.
He also seeks a declaration that the agreement signed between Coralfare and the Pahang government on Aug 23, 2004 was null and void from the start. sun2surf