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Land Dispute: Ghafar Baba’s Ex-Wife Files Suit Against Developer Over

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former wife of the late Tun Abdul Ghafar Baba has filed a civil suit against a Tan Sri and his wife over a piece of land in Jelebu, Negri Sembilan on Wednesday.

D. Heryati Abdul Rahim, 54, filed a civil suit against the couple for alleged breach of contract to get back the land, which she claims is worth RM1mil.

Alternatively, Heryati wants the couple to pay damages for allegedly failing to register the land on her name as per an agreement in 2000.

She had named developer Tan Sri Dr Lau Ban Tin and his wife Mary Lee Siew Cheng, both 59, as defendants in the civil dispute.

Justice Hue Siew Kheng has set May 21 to hear an application by the couple to strike out the Feb 6 suit, said her lawyer M. Moghan after the parties met the High Court judge in chambers.

She claimed that they have stated in the agreement for the couple to transfer the ownership of land from the company to her when an individual grant (title) was issued later.

She was to pay RM1 for a nominal consideration for the transfer of ownership under the agreement, claimed Heryati.

Heryati said she was shocked upon finding that Lau had transfer the land to his name on Feb 19, 2004, which she find out through a search at the Jelebu land office.

She said that Lee had also signed as the company’s director on Nov 7, 2003 for the transfer of the land.

She said the Lau had later transfer the ownership of the land to one

Tengku Mohd Kamil B. T. Shahrudin Shah and Tengku Ramli Tengku Shahruddin Shah on April 16, 2013.

Heryati contended that the couple had also lodged a false complaint that she had borrowed RM216,049 from them and asked for the return of the money.

In their affidavit dated April 20, the couple said that Heryati has no legal rights to initiate the claim as time barred her doing so.

Besides that, the couple said Heryati was aware since 2006 that the land was transferred to Lau as per instructions and consent of Ghafar.-The  Star

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