The Actress, the Cabinet Minister and the Driver

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2013

It must be noted that both Zahida and Shafie have vigorously denied having an affair.

Rural and Regional Development Minister Shafie Apdal has refused to comment on the legal battle between a driver and actress Zahida Mohamed Rafiq, whom he is accused of having an affair with.

Shafie refuses to comment on actress vs driver scandal | Rural and Regional…

Minister implicated in scandal with actress | Malaysia Today
http://www.malaysia-today.net/minister-implicated-in-scandal-with-actress/

RM3mil bungalow steams up Malaysia’s alleged actress-minister sex …
malaysiansmustknowthetruth.blogspot.com/…/rm3mil-bungalow-steams-up-malaysias…

Flying Pots and Pans in Shafie’s Household | Stop The Lies
https://stopthelies.my/?p=1138

Actress calls ex-driver a liar, denies knowing minister – Malaysiakini
https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/198198

16 May 2017

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Court sets aside defamation against actress by ex-driver

May 16, 2017

Court of Appeal rules Zahida Rafik could not have defamed her former driver by merely reading out contents of a police report over alleged RM200,000 theft.

 

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today reversed the findings of a High Court that actress Zahida Mohamed Rafik had defamed her ex-driver who allegedly took RM200,000.

A three-woman bench led by Lim Yee Lan also allowed a counter claim by Zahida that Noor Azman Azemi return the money to her.

Zahida, who was represented by Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, was also awarded further costs of RM50,000.

Justice Hasnah Mohammed Hashim, who delivered the judgment of the court, said Zahida could not have defamed Noor Azman by merely reading out the contents of a police report made against the ex-driver.

“The report is a defence of absolute privilege,” Hasnah said.

The other judge on the bench that delivered the unanimous ruling was Badariah Sahamid.

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/05/16/court-sets-aside-defamation-against-actress-by-ex-driver/

THE ACTRESS HAS TO PAY THE DRIVER RM150,000!

Thursday February 26, 2015 MYT 1:12:13 PM

Actress Zahida ordered to pay ex-driver RM150,000 in damages

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here ordered local actress Zahida Mohamed Rafik to pay her former driver RM150,000 in damages, after ruling the actress had defamed him.

Justice Hue Siew Kheng said on Thursday that Zahida’s statements in a Malay tabloid – that Noor Azman Azemi supposedly took RM200,000 of her money – amounted to libel.

She added that Zahida’s defence of ancillary privilege and justification failed as her witnesses and some of the evidence tendered were not credible.

The court awarded Noor Azman RM150,000 in damages and RM40,000 in costs.

Justice Hue Siew also dismissed Zahida’s counter claim for the return of RM200,000 allegedly taken by the driver.

The Judge dismissed an application by Zahida’s lawyer Sarah Abishegam to stay execution of the order.

Noor Azman had filed the suit against Zahida on Nov 27, 2013, over an article titled “Zahida Rafik Terkedu”, where she accused him of running away with the RM200,000 after he was ordered to deposit it in her bank account.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/02/26/Court-Actress-Libel-suit/

BACK IN THE NEWS AGAIN!

Rural and Regional Development Minister Shafie Apdal has refused to comment on the legal battle between a driver and actress Zahida Mohamed Rafiq, whom he is accused of having an affair with.

Shafie refuses to comment on actress vs driver scandal | Rural and Regional…

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Actress’ former driver charged with CBT | The former driver of actress…

Actress’ ex-driver charged with criminal breach of trust :

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian actress’ former driver claimed trial in the Ampang Magistrate’s Court here to criminal breach of trust (CBT) involving RM200,000.

Noor Azman Azmi, 40, now a taxi driver allegedly misappropriated the money belonging to his employer Zahida Rafik, 40, who had entrusted him to deposit it into her bank account.

The single father of two who was arrested Thursday, is accused of committing the offence at Lot 186 Lorong Kempas 2, Kampung Melayu Ampang at 11.30am on Feb 29, 2012.

Counsel Eric Paulsen told the court that Noor Azman also had an ongoing civil case in the High Court, in which he was suing Zahida for accusing him of misappropriating her money.

Magistrate Ayuni Izzaty Sulaiman set bail at RM20,000 with two sureties and ordered the accused’s passport to be temporarily impounded; she also fixed Nov 20 for mention.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/10/23/Court-Actress-Fomer-driver-CBT/

NST

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court threw out an application to strike out a defamation suit against actress Zahida Mohamed Rafik over a RM200,000 theft allegation against her former driver.

Counsel Latheefa Koya, who acted for plaintiff Noor Azman Azemi who is suing defendant Zahida , said judge Datuk Hue Siew Kheng ruled that it was not an appropriate suit to be summarily dismissed.

On Nov 27 last year, Azman, 40, filed the suit against Zahida, 39, alleging that her defamatory statements were published in an article in Harian Metro on March 3, 2012.
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In the article titled “Zahida Rafik Terkedu”(Zahida Rafik Speechless), she claimed to have lost the money after depositing it into her bank account.
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Azman claimed the words implied he was a thief, unworthy of trust and of immoral character, among others.
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He claimed his reputation suffered to such an extent that it jeopardised his chances of gaining employment and that he remained jobless despite having attended various job interviews.
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He alleged the words caused the police to constantly question him and even led to him being remanded for four days to facilitate investigation.
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Star

Wednesday April 16, 2014 MYT 4:18:50 PM

Actress Zahida Rafik fails to strike out defamation suit

KUALA LUMPUR: Actress Zahida Rafik failed to strike out a defamation suit against her filed by her former personal driver for allegedly implying he was a thief.

High Court Judge Hue Siew Kheng ruled that it was not a proper case to be summarily dismissed.

Justice Hue also rejected an application by Zahida to stay the court ruling.

She ordered Zahida to pay RM3,500 in costs after meeting the parties in chambers.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/04/16/Zahida-fails-to-strike-out-suit/

It must be noted that both Zahida and Shafie have vigorously denied having an affair.

Malaysia Chronicle

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 16:27

NEW MAN in her life or not, Zahida & Shafie back in the news after driver files suit

Written by Maria Begum, Malaysia Chronicle

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KUALA LUMPUR – SULTRY actress Zahida Rafik, accused of being the mistress of Rural & Regional Development minister Shafie Apdal, may be forgiven for thinking she had put those rumors behind her when she recently announced she would be marrying a businessman soon.

“He is single, and we plan to tie the knot next year,” she had declared a tad triumphantly to Malay tabloid Kosmo!

Be that as it may, she will be most disappointed to learn of the latest news that her former driver Noor Azman Azemi, 39, has filed a defamation suit against her for allegedly saying in a newspaper report that he had made off with RM200,000 of her hard-earned money.

During the defamation trial, Noor Azman – who was among those who had revealed details of her alleged trysts with Shafie at hotels around the city – can be expected to once again relate the information to the court.

Meanwhile, Noor Azman, who was Zahida’s driver for five years, filed his suit against Zahida today through the legal firm of Messrs Daim & Gamany at the Civil High Court in Kuala Lumpur.

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In the statement of claim, Noor Azman stated that Zahida had uttered the defamatory words, which were then published by the Harian Metro newspaper with the title ‘Zahida Rafik Terkedu’, on March 3 last year.

Star

Wednesday November 27, 2013 MYT 1:58:16 PM

Actress Zahida Rafik sued by ex-driver for defamation

From left: Lawyer Latheefa Koya, Noor Azman Azemi and Dayangku Intan. Noor Azman Azemi is suing Zahida Rafik for allegedly defaming him in a Malay tabloid.

From left: Lawyer Latheefa Koya, Noor Azman Azemi and Dayangku Intan. Noor Azman Azemi is suing Zahida Rafik for allegedly defaming him in a Malay tabloid.

KUALA LUMPUR: A former personal driver of actress Zahida Rafik has sued her for allegedly defaming him in a Malay tabloid over the loss of RM200,000.

Noor Azman Azemi, 39, filed the suit through the firm Messrs Daim & Gamany at the High Court registry here Wednesday.

The plaintiff was present during the filing with his aunt Tengku Intan Tengku Abdul Hamid, better known as Dayangku Intan (popular singer in the 1980s), and lawyer Latheefa Koya.

Actress Zahida Rafik sued by ex-driver for defamation

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Last year, Zahida was reported to have lodged a police report against Noor Azman for allegedly fleeing with RM200,000 of company funds, while Noor Azman lodged a police report claiming that Mohd Shafie had an extramarital affair with Zahida and had given her a huge sum of money. — Bernama

MY LAST POSTING ON THIS ‘STRANGE’ AFFAIR WAS IN APRIL 2012, AND I HAD ASKED THEN:

WILL THE TRUTH EVER SOME OUT? DOES THAT MATTER ANY LONGER?

NOW, LO AND BEHOLD, THE MACC IS INTERESTED!

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Malaysia Chronicle

Friday, 01 February 2013 09:37

Zahida-Shafie sex scandal flares up again as infighting in Sabah Umno rises ahead of GE13

Written by  Maria Begum, Malaysia Chronicle

A free-for-all seems to have broken out among Sabah Umno leaders with political rivals of Zuhairie DaEngine suspected of instigating the sudden revival of a sex scandal involving starlet Zahida Rafik to embarrass the federal minister for rural and regional development.
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“Why now?” Zuraida Kamaruddin, the PKR MP for Ampang, who had exposed the scandal last year….And who is behind the MACC’s sudden decision to take action, who is so powerful who can make the MACC respond with such sudden speed.”
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Apart from the sex scandal, there is also intense interest due to Zuhairie’s Sabah connections.

It is an open secret that he is a favourite of Prime Minister Najib Razak, who wants him to take over as the state’s chief minister and is believed to be mulling fielding him in a state seat so as to replace Musa Aman, the incumbent chief minister.
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The mysterious news leak that Philippines’s No. 1 conman Manuel Karingal Amalilio was allegedly Musa’s nephew too has shocked Sabahans, sparking another chain of speculation that this was the latest attack against Musa from his rivals in Umno such as Zuhairie.

Malaysia Chronicle

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Zahida-Shafie sex scandal flares up again as infighting in Sabah Umno rises ahead of GE13

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Zahida Rafik’s former driver gives statement to MACC

February 01, 2013

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 1 — Zahida Rafik’s former driver, Noor Azman Azemi, 39, was at the office of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) here to give his statement on a claim of the artiste receiving a huge sum of money from Rural and Regional Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (picture).

Noor Azman’s lawyer, Latheefa Koya, who is Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) legal bureau chairman, said her client was at the MACC office for about an hour to facilitate investigations carried out under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act.

— Bernama

Zahida Rafik’s former driver gives statement to MACC

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Malaysiakini

Ex-driver of actress Zahida called in by MACC

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has called the former driver of actress Zahida Mohamed Rafik for questioning on a matter believed to be linked to his allegation in May last year about Zahida and Rural Development Minister Shafie Apdal.

Noor Azman Azemi, accompanied by PKR legal bureau chief Latheefa Koya and his aunt, renowned 1980s singer Dayangku Intan, arrived at MACC headquarters in Putrajaya around 10am.

Latheefa told reporters that she believes it is linked to Azman’s allegation, made in May last year, that he witnessed Zahida making a bank deposit of RM1 million that was said to have been received from Shafie.

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Both Zahida and Shafie have denied the allegation and threatened to take legal action against their accusers.
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Azman came out of the building at around 1.17pm after a 90-minute statement recording session.

Ex-driver of actress Zahida called in by MACC

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WILL THE TRUTH EVER SOME OUT? DOES THAT MATTER ANY LONGER?

Driver is a LIAR, retorts actress in sex scandal with minister: RM1mil lump-sum banked in! … Malaysia Chronicle … We Made, SAYS TUNKU …

malaysiansmustknowthetruth.blogspot.com/2012/05/driver… – Cached

Curvaceous Malaysian starlet Zahida Rafik, at the the center of a simmering sex scandal involving a Cabinet minister, has come out guns a blazing at her former driver: He’s a LIAR!.

The 28-year-old Zahida is upset at her ex-chauffeur, Noor Azman Azemi, because he blew the whistle on her alleged affair with Shafie Apral, the Rural and Regional Development Minister.

In turn, the driver claims that she once banked in RM1,000,000 at one go!

GO TO THE LINKS YOURSELF AND READ…
PETALING JAYA: Actress Zahida Rafik, who is accused of having an affair with a Cabinet minister, has threatened legal action against those implicating her. She said …
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/4/21/nation/… – Cached
3 EVEN THOUGH controversial Malaysian actress Zahida Rafik and Cabinet Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal have denied their romantic liason, multiple sources close to …
  1. www.sabahkini.net/…amp;id=12313:zahidarafik-shafie-are… – Cached

4 ” I am not keeping quiet”- Zahida Rafik | Malaysian Time

PETALING JAYA: Actress Zahida Rafik, who is accused of having an affair with a Cabinet minister, has threatened legal action against those implicating her.

  1. www.themalaysiantimes.com.my/…keeping-quiet-zahidarafikCached
  2. It looks like Zahida Rafik, the actress at the … the identity of the minister and his RM1.5mil mistress . RM1.5mil affair with actress: Sivarasa and Zuraida give Cabinet

    plastic-surgery-costs.com/cabinet-sex-scandal-zahida… – Cached

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