KLANG – ZurinJundi Wedding Planner Services broke its silence today by saying that the company was willing to meet with the 91 soon-to-be wed couples who claimed they had been cheated and demanded a return of their deposits.
The company, represented by lawyer Muhamad Akmal Arif Shamsul Kahar, said Zurina Ahmad Jundi, the founder and owner of the wedding boutique, was ready to personally discuss and provide an explanation to the couples.
Akmal Arif said his client, who had set up the company in 2007, was also prepared to discuss if the couples wanted to get back their deposits or proceed with their wedding plans.
At a press conference today, Akmal Arif said the couples could not be labelled as victims of an alleged scam just yet.
Also present was 35-year-old Zurina, who was accompanied by a team of lawyers.
“Based on police reports, a majority of the couples had signed up for future services. When this matter went viral, they felt threatened and lost their trust, resulting in them wanting their deposits back from ZurinJundi.
“We want to stress that they are not victims. My client is not out to cheat them and claims of her trying to do so are untrue. Such allegations are sensationalised by irresponsible parties have negatively impacted my client.
“It is unfair to her and she has no intention to cheat anyone. Why would she want to ruin a couple’s wedding day?
“My client can be contacted 24-hours after the end of this press conference,” he said.
Akmal Arif said that Zurina had also instructed him to initiate civil action against 5 to 6 individiuals associated with ZurinJundi as they were believed to have sabotaged the company and misappropriated funds.
He said the civil lawsuit for defamation and negligence as well as damage claims were expected to commence next week.
Akmal Arif said Zurina also offered her apologies and expressed her readiness to compensate several of her clients who were not satisfied with the catering services offered in the past by making periodical payments.
Zurina, who was alleged to have cheated more than 100 couples of close to RM500,000, was arrested last Wednesday by the Klang Selatan district police headquarters after a report was lodged against her.
She was subsequently remanded for two days to assist in investigations under Section 420 of the Penal Code.
However, just hours after she was freed on Friday, she was rearrested by the Shah Alam police when she was summmoned after four reports of similar complaints were received.
An investigation paper (IP) was subsequently opened. Police had her in custody for about six hours.
An application for remand was requested but was denied.
The IP is expected to be submit to the deputy public prosecutor’s office this week.
Many had swarmed the ZurinJundi Boutique in Section 7 last Wednesday in a bid to retrieve their deposits. However, Zurina did not turn up and the crowd dispersed. – NST