JJ’s mum seeks to transfer RM1.4 billion company shares to his estate

Former Cabinet member Jamaluddin Jarjis’ mother, Aminah Abdullah.

KUALA LUMPUR: The mother of former Cabinet member Jamaluddin Jarjis has filed a suit against two of her grandchildren to transfer nine million shares worth about RM1.4 billion in three companies to the joint administrators of her son’s estate.

Aminah Abdullah, 84, said if the defendants – Nur Anis Jamaluddin, 33, and her brother Ikhwan Hafiz, 31 – failed to transfer the shares, a court official should be authorised to execute the task in favour of the joint administrators.

She also sought for the defendants, who are joint administrators, to amend by way of court order the schedule of assets in the letters of administration, to include the shares as moveable properties.

The shares in question are in Rantai Wawasan Sdn Bhd, Alpine Motion Sdn Bhd and Ivory Insights Sdn Bhd.

Aminah sought for the defendants to account for all dividends, bonuses, rights issues, profit and losses arising from them holding the shares.

She also wants the defendants, in their personal capacities and as joint administrators of the estate, to ensure that the terms of the order are carried out.

The suit was filed last month. Case management was held before High Court deputy registrar Norliza Hussin today.

Lawyer Aqilah Pawancheek, who is appearing for Aminah, said the next case management would be before judge Mohd Firuz Jaffril on April 2.

“The defendants have been instructed to file their defence and Aminah to respond, if necessary,” she said.

Aminah filed a suit last March to get her daughter-in-law and four grandchildren to transfer properties said to belong to her son to his estate.

Aminah, who applied for an inheritance certificate at the Shariah High Court, said the moveable and immoveable properties, worth about RM2.1 billion, could then be distributed in accordance with Islamic law.

Under the shariah, the mother gets one-sixth of the estate’s assets, the wife gets one-eighth and the remainder is shared among the children.

Male children get double the share of female children.

In her application, Aminah named Jamaluddin’s widow Dr Kalsom Ismail, 62, and their children Nur Anis, Ikhwan Hafiz, Nurul Aliyaa and Noor Adilla as parties to her action.

They in turn raised a preliminary objection that Aminah could not apply for an inheritance certificate.

Both matters are pending in the religious court.

Jamaluddin, better known as JJ, was a confidant of former prime minister Najib Razak. He died in a helicopter crash four years ago without leaving a will.

Jamaluddin, who was an Umno Supreme Council member, was MP for Rompin from 1990 until his death on April 4, 2015.

He was involved in business before entering politics, setting up engineering consultancy firm J&A Associates.

He was also the Malaysian envoy to the US and served as chairman of the 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme.