A group of 35 investors headed by Edward Chong invested in the Gold discovery Investment Scheme, a Gold Trading Investment sometimes between 2011 to 2012. These 35 investors were among the hundreds who participated in this Gold trading investment Scheme in Sabah. This Gold Trading Company is called Worldwide Far East Bhd (the Company) and the CEO is Dato Noor Ismahanum Binti Hj Mohd Ismail of the Company, from KL.
These 35 investors later discovered that their investment in the Gold trading Company was very dubious and they demanded that the Company and the CEO of the company returned them their capital investment together with interest, as stipulated in the terms of their investment.
When their demand was not met and the CEO started to avoid meeting them, they engaged a lawyer Christina Liew, of C J Liew & Co to act for them, on the demand of the return of their capital investment plus interest.
C J Liew & Co filed the writ of summons on 31st July 2012; naming the Company and the CEO as first and second Defendants in the suit.
On 7th March 2013 the investors/Plaintiffs obtained a judgment against the first and second Defendants (the Company and the CEO) for the sum of RM1,203,148.77 together with interest at the rate of 5% per annum from the date of judgment to the date of full payment, and the first and second Defendants are to jointly and severally pay the all the plaintiffs’ cost in the sum of RM100,000.00.
The Judgment was served to both of the Defendants accordingly.
On 24th June 2013, the lawyer acting for the 35 Investors/Plaintiffs met with the officers from Bank Negara, to serve them a copy of the judgment from the court and to discuss, among others, the release of the judgment sum from the money seized by the Bank Negara on both of the Defendants’ accounts.
Subsequent meetings were held at various dates with the Bank Negara Officers. The investors/plaintiffs were told to wait as the Bank was pursuing the legal proceedings against the same Defendants.
Today all the media reported that on Friday, 11th December 2015, the Judicial Commissioner Gabriel Gumis of the KK High Court found the Company and the CEO guilty of money laundering and receiving deposits illegally from the public.
The news report prompted some of the 35 investors/plaintiffs to rush to their lawyers’ office, to discuss about the refund of their investment money based on the judgment they obtained on 7th march 2013; a copy of the judgment was served to the Bank Negara officers as early as 24th June 2013.
Edward Chong, who was acting on behalf of all the 35 Investors cum plaintiffs, wanted their lawyer to pursue the matter with the relevant authorities in getting their money back.
“It has been a long wait and we are very glad the culprit is finally found guilty. We feel justices been served. We want to get back our money and move on with our life, the whole episode is a nightmare to us.” He said.
10 November 2013 – Christina Liew visited her constituency Api Api at the night market location next to Segama.
This market has been opening more than 30 years and petty traders selling home cooked food with reasonable low prices and places are kept clean.
The traders hoping that DBKK to allow them to start business on hour earlier than their usual time. Christina Liew has conveyed their request to DBKK.
My family and I wish everyone a Merry X’mas and Happy New Year. 2011 is expected to be an eventful and colorful year with the anticipated general election. I am a little nervous like a child going for exam, at the same time cheerful for the result.
This election shall decide the fate of the nation and its people. BN or PR, the decision lies in the hands of the people. BN versus PR. Is Malaysia ready for a two party system yet?
It is the charity time of the year. The HOPE Society of Kota Kinabalu, (the NGO arm of PKR KK cabang) will be hosting our Chinese New Year annual charity dinner on 6 February 2011 at the Putera Resturant, Bukit Padang at 6.30pm. We will have 100 tables at RM50.00 per ticket.
Anyone interested to do their bit of charity during this auspicious CNY. Please contact our secretary (088 247 452) for more information. All proceeds will go to charity work.
After 47 years of independence, Sabahan are not getting the bargain they are supposed to get under the Malaysia agreement. Development are lacking, roads in the interior remains the same as pre-independent, people are getting poorer, our youth are jobless, they have to go to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to look for jobs, ended up in the streets, too ashamed to come home.
Sabah is rich in natural resources, we have oil, gas, gold, copper, oil palm, but why are people so poor? A trip to the interior such as pitas, Kota Marudu, Ranau, Pensiangan and others is enough to see the pathetic condition of our kampung. It is due to mismanagement and greed of top leadership that caused the people to suffer. Sabah is the richest resource state but the poorest in Malaysia. While Kuala Lumpur has Twin Towers, highways, we have muddy road and hanging bridges that need our school children to walk for miles to go to school.
It is now or never the people have to think seriously about an alternative government. The fate of our future and our children’s future is in the hand of our voters. We can’t depend on the BN government to help us anymore. They have 47 years and past record showed they are not interested to take care of us. We have enough of the BN government.
The international corruption index in Malaysia is sliding down while crime rate, price of consumer items are sky rocking. Increments of oil, fuel, sugar, flour are causing high inflation on basic amenities. The poor can barely feed their families now. We are worse than ever. The policies are not “rakyat” friendly. The one Malaysia remains the slogan. Favoritism, nepotism, corruption and abuse of power are business as usual for the BN government.
While I share Dr. Jeffrey Kitingan’s vision, I have yet to see how he would translate his vision into reality. It is a reality that you must contest in an election, and win seats in order to be relevant in the struggle of changing Sabahan’s fate. No matter what he does, if it is for the interest of Sabah, I wish him well.
As for me, I remain loyal to the president of PKR and will stay in PKR to continue my struggle.
PKR has just concluded its Party election; the HQ will be announcing the chairperson of each state liaising committee soon. I think once that is carried out, and then the party would look into this and it is the matter of to me. We want to cooperate among the opposition parties, to contest on a one to one basis against BN. The people must be with us in our struggle.
The Kota Kinabalu Society of Hope brought x’mas gifts to the children’s ward of Sabah Women and Children’s Hospital at Likas. ”We wish these sick children speedy recovery and able to return home for x’mas”.
Christina, President of Hope Society said, ”For those unfortunate patients who died in the hospital, we call on Health Ministry to provide funds for the family to bring back their body to their respective kg for burial.
Most the patients are poverty stricken families from interior Sabah such as pitas, Kota Marudu, Ranau and etc. The families are just too poor to make the transportation arrangement when their loved ones died in the hospital.
Some 100 children received the x’mas gifts today given by the Kota Kinabalu hope society, a NGO headed by Christina Liew and its Director Roman Lo.
The owner of the house Mr. Chong Kiet Phin expressed his disappointment with a developer who recklessly cut the hill in front of his house, in the Saujana hill whereby Christina went for site inspection last week upon receipt of his complaint.
Mr. Chong said he tried to rationalize with the said developer but failed to get any positive result. The said developer cut the hill right in front of his house, (which is a reserved land) to fill up his own land which is at least 20 feet below the said hill.
If the developer does not stop cutting the said hill, soon there will be a steep drop of 20′ from his front door. A heavy down pour would wash his house down to the bottom of the hill as the developer does not plan to buld retaining wall on the side of the cut hill.
Mr. Chong had lived in the same house for 35 years and he regrets the developer is so inconsiderate in his housing project to the point of affecting other people’s land. He turned to Christina Liew for help.
He appointed her to take legal action to stop the said developer from cutting the hill further. Mr. Chong said the environment already been spoiled as the developer had bull dozed & chopped down all the trees around his house.
Kota Kinabalu: In the event of a mixed marriage between a Muslim and a non-Muslim, the child born will follow the mother’s religion and this will be stated accordingly in the child’s birth certificate, said Sabah National Registration Department (NRD) Director, Hj Abd Jaffear bin Henry.
He said many problems relating to this aspect were encountered in the interior due to lack of awareness.
“Under Section 9 of the Sabah Ordinance, Cap. 123 (On Births and Deaths Registration), a birth must be registered within 42 days from the date of birth. On the 43rd day, it is considered late registration.
“Don’t postpone the registration of birth just because of religion.
The religion of the parent who claims to be a Muslim can be verified later if necessary,” he said during a dialogue with lawyer Christina Liew who acted on behalf of 162 problematic MyKad holders, mainly from the interior of Sabah.
However, Jaffear made it clear that a mixed marriage will not be registered by JPN if one of the partners is a Muslim. “This has to be referred to and clarified by the Syariah Court.”
Liew thanked Jaffear for his understanding and co-operation.
“I am satisfied with the outcome of the meeting. Being a Sabahan, he fully understands local conditions and only a Sabahan will understand the rakyat’s problem.
“The Director has enlightened us on a number of issues, and now the community leaders can go back to their respective kampungs in the interior and explain what they have heard this morning.
“They are now clear on the ‘religious status’ verification procedure and registration of births.
I think a lot of other MyKad holders are facing a similar problem. If it is not rectified, it will have a longstanding implication on their children from birth to death,” she pointed out.
The JPN Office in Tongod is located in the District Office and the department has a Tungku Branch in Lahad Datu (Tel. 089-812959).
Kota Marudu (088-661562), Telupid (089-521726), Beluran (089-512737), Kunak (089-851941), Kinabatangan (089-561927) and Pitas (088-622836).
Source: Daily Express