KUALA LUMPUR: The Syariah High Court today set Nov 14 for the mother of former minister, the late Tan Sri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis, to file an affidavit-in-reply to an objection by her son's widow to her application to obtain the faraid certificate on his estate, which is estimated to be worth more than RM2 billion.
The media was informed of the date by Syariah lawyer Datuk Shamsuriah Sulaiman, who is representing Jamaludin's widow, Puan Sri Dr Kalsom Ismail, after management of the case, which was held in chambers before Syariah High Court registrar Siti Zulaiha Mohamad Mansor.
Besides Kalsom, Jamaludin's four children – Ikwan Hafiz, 31, Nur Anis, 33, Nurul Alyaa, 27, and Noor Adilla, 23 – also filed a preliminary objection against their grandmother, Aminah Abdullah's application for the certificate.
Aminah, 84, filed the application for the faraid certificate on March 2 this year.
The proceeding was also attended by Syariah lawyer Zuri Zabuddin Budiman, representing the four children, and Aminah's lawyer, Nur Hidayah A. Bakar.
Aminah had filed the application to determine the division of the estate, left by the former Rompin MP, amongst those that have rights to it.
The estate includes 20 properties in Malaysia, the United States and Makkah, as well as several companies.
Jamaluddin, who was a former Malaysian Ambassador to the United States, died on April 4, 2015, when the helicopter he was travelling in from Pekan, Pahang, en route to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in Kampung Sungai Pening, Semenyih, Selangor.
Also killed in the crash were the pilot, Captain Clifford William Fournier; former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's private secretary Datuk Seri Azlin Alias; businessman Datuk Tan Huat Seang; Jamaludin's personal aide Razakan Seran; and a woman known as Aidana Baizieva. — Bernama