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Monday, August 11, 2008

"UMNO SueD FoR RM218 MiLLIoN AnD NoW ORDeReD To PaY".....

P/s: It was a pretty much disappointed news to be heard that 'Dolah' and gang were refused to pay to the unfortunate company which claims to produce a lot of BN's merchandise throughout the whole campaign period in the 2004 General Election. My father-in-law was once one of the group members that join the company and provides the 'capital' for the investment as they were agreed and promised to be given businesses to the investors in the group. A lot of retiree's funds have been disbursed for the investment which most of the investors were among the retiree from the EPF and other government agencies. To make it worst, due to the long payment process; some of them were becoming insane, mentally ill, die for no reason and committed suicide. I don't wanna elaborate in details for this case despite the fact that it has been the court case and it could triggers sub-judice. I could only hope and wish that these Moron politicians who in charged in dealing with all the investors to come forward and please settle the amount due A.S.A.P. All of you had made other peoples life became miserable. Shame on you 'Dolah'!!!!! Sighhhhh!!!!

#OTHER RELEVANT NEWS FROM MALAYSIAKINI.COM#: Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur mengarahkan Umno membayar tuntutan lebih RM218 juta daripada Elegant Advisory Sdn. Bhd. berhubung penyediaan bahan kempen pilihanraya umum Mac 2004. Dalam pilihanraya itu, Umno menerima bahan kempen termasuk poster, lencana, kain rentang, air mineral, bendera dan topi tetapi ia menolak untuk membayarnya. Keputusan penghakiman itu telah disampaikan oleh timbalan pendaftar Mahkamah Tinggi, Ahmad Faizadh Yahaya pada 17 Julai lalu. Sebagai reaksinya, Presiden Umno Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi hari ini berkata parti itu akan mencabar keputusan mahkamah itu. Sambil menyatakan rasa tidak percaya dengan keputusan mahkamah tersebut, beliau berkata "Umno sudah tentu akan merayu."

Malaysiakini reported that the Kuala Lumpur High Court had last month ordered UMNO to pay a whopping RM218 million claimed by Kelana Jaya based Elegant Advisory Sdn. Bhd. being payment for supplies of posters, badges, banners and caps during the March 2004 general elections, which UMNO had refused to pay.

The decision was a judgment in default delivered by High Court's Assistant Registrar Ahmad Faizadh Yahaya on 17 July 2008 after UMNO's lawyers failed to appear in court. The poll merchandise scandal was highlighted by Malaysiakini in a series of exclusive reports three months after the 2004 general elections, where Barisan Nasional won with a landslide victory.

In the suit, which was initiated by Elegant Advisory Sdn. Bhd. in June this year, the company had claimed a sum of RM218,013,475 as compensation from UMNO for the supply of the election campaign materials include posters, banners, buntings, flags, souvenirs, mineral waters and other transportation costs. The claim was made on the basis of Section 71 of the Contracts Act 1950 in which UMNO is obliged to pay the campaign materials to Elegant Advisory Sdn. Bhd.

UMNO's treasurer Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi was named as the sole defendant on behalf of the party in the suit filed through Elegant Advisory's counsel, Termizi & Co. while UMNO was represented by Hafarizam Wan & Aisha Mubarak. "With the supply of these campaign materials to UMNO, UMNO has enjoyed the benefits from it when UMNO (as a Barisan Nasional component party) won the 11th General Elections with an overwhelming poll victory," said the statement of claim.

The company revealed UMNO had tried to settle the matter once by requesting a meeting with Elegant Advisory in September 2006 and this effort however failed as "no reasonable amount" was offered. Elegant Advisory said it had also tried to contact UMNO numerous times later to settle this matter, including sending e-mails to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi through his website, but to no avail.

The company claimed as a result of the unsettled payment, it has suffered losses and jeopardised its business reputation among its suppliers. With UMNO's failure to make an appearance in court, the High Court on 17 July 2008 ordered the ruling party to pay Elegant Advisory the entire sum, with interest, as demanded by the company. Nevertheless, UMNO is now making effort to set aside the judgment in default by claiming that it was Barisan Nasional and not UMNO that ordered and used these items. - MaLaYSiaKiNi ONLiNe