Deepak, his brother & their company sue Najib, Rosmah & several others…

Deepak has filed an RM676 million suit against the couple and two companies (Boustead Holdings Sdn Bhd and Bakti Development Wira Sdn Bhd) for purportedly conspiring and exerting undue influence on him over three parcels of land near Bukit Raja, Klang.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/10/19/najib-says-deepaks-claims-complete-fabrication/

Deepak, his brother, and their company had named Najib, Rosmah, Najib’s brother Ahmad Johari Razak, former Tabung Haji chairperson Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and Bank Rakyat chairperson Shukry Mohd Salleh as defendants in the suit, which was filed on Sept 12.

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31 October 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: GRAFT-BUSTERS have picked up on businessman Deepak Jaikishan’s “confession” in a pre-recorded talkshow programme that he had bribed his way through Putrajaya to secure contracts.

They agreed that Deepak’s revelation could be read as an admission of guilt that breached Section 17 (b) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009, which also deals with giving gratification.

If he is levelled with criminal charges and convicted, he is looking at a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine not less than five times the sum or value of gratification.

The section outlaws the act of “corruptly giving, or agreeing to give, or offer any gratification to any agent as an inducement or a reward for doing, or forbearing to do… to any person in relation to his principal’s affairs or business”, among others.

He had said in the interview, that he had gifted former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, up to RM300 million in big-ticket items as well as cash.

He went on to reveal that among the gifts was a Bentley Flying Spur, a car with a RM2 million sticker price that was bought for Rosmah, but registered under one of her sons’ name.

Deepak also claimed that a house he gave to Najib was registered under one of his brothers’ name.

Among the incriminating lines Deepak uttered that piqued the interest of the graft-busters was, “I have been given various concessions and he demanded certain gratification”.

The New Straits Times asked MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki if it was clear that Deepak had committed an offence under the Act, and if his officers would take him in for questioning any time soon.

Azam replied in the affirmative, saying that it had not escaped the commission’s attention.

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27 October 2018

PETALING JAYA: A businessman at the centre of a defamation suit against former prime minister Najib Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor has made a startling admission that he had gifted millions of ringgit worth of luxury items to the couple in exchange for contracts.

In an interview with an international news broadcaster that has yet to be aired, Deepak Jaikishan claimed that he had given the couple close to RM300 million in cash, jewellery, luxury cars and properties in Malaysia and the United Kingdom.

“I have been given various concessions, and he demanded certain gratifications,” said Deepak, who recently filed a RM656 million suit against Najib, Rosmah and two others, alleging interference in a property deal that caused his company to suffer huge losses.

He said among the gifts were a house in Malaysia and a Bentley Flying Spur, which is priced close to RM2 million in Malaysia, which he said was bought for Rosmah.

Deepak, who said he has documentary proofs to back his allegations, said he was “defrauded” in two instances, adding that his complaints with the authorities were ignored.

“They too couldn’t do anything. If you know Datin Rosmah, she can get very brutal, even the senior government officers can be sacked,” he said.

Deepak said one of the contracts involved accommodation for government-sponsored students abroad.

“The contract was worth RM4.5 billion but it was cancelled,” he said in the clip of the interview that was leaked on social media and seen by FMT.

Another contract was linked to the suit he filed on Oct 12 against Najib, Rosmah, Boustead Holdings and Bakti Development Wira Sdn Bhd, over a property deal which he said caused losses to his company, Astacanggih Sdn Bhd.

“After paying the money for this land, it was sold to another company. I lodged a report and again, nothing happened.”

Deepak said he was not the only victim of the former leader, adding that many other businessmen are ready to make exposures in court.

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=141836

19 October 2018

PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak and wife Rosmah Mansor have instructed their lawyers to challenge two suits filed by businessman Deepak Jaikishan who accused the couple of causing him to lose millions of ringgit worth of land as well as forcing him to take some RM200 million in loans.

“Deepak’s accusations against us in his suits are a complete fabrication, an afterthought and baseless,” Najib told FMT today.

“His accusations against us are illogical and nothing more than an attempt to cast aspersions against us through the filing of these civil suits,” he said, adding that the suits would be “vigorously” opposed.

Beside Najib and Rosmah, Deepak is also suing Boustead Holdings Sdn Bhd and Bakti Development Wira Sdn Bhd accusing them of interfering in a property deal in Selangor that caused his company Astacanggih Sdn Bhd to suffer huge losses.

Deepak wants the court to award him RM656 million in damages or to return two pieces of land covering 223 acres in Kapar to him.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2018/10/19/najib-says-deepaks-claims-complete-fabrication/

18 October 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 —  Amid ongoing legal battles, former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor now find themselves at the centre of two more lawsuits, this time involving carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan.

Malaysiakini reported that Deepak has filed an RM676 million suit against the couple and two companies for purportedly conspiring and exerting undue influence on him over three parcels of land near Bukit Raja, Klang.

In 2005, the land was privatised by Awan Megah and offered to Astacanggih Sdn Bhd, where Deepak is a majority shareholder, for RM118.57 million.

An acquisition agreement reportedly was made two years later.

He then claimed that Selangor Wanita Umno chief Raja Ropiaah Raja Abdullah, who owns Awan Megah, had tried to sell the land to GuppyUnip Sdn Bhd in 2010 in spite of their prior agreement.

To which, Deepak responded with a legal suit. He said, however, he was pressured by authorities to drop the suit, resulting in multiple “losses”.

He also alleged that Najib and Rosmah used Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) to acquire his 80 per cent share of Astacanggih via Boustead through its subsidiary Bakti Wira.

Deepak now is seeking for the return of his shares, on top of RM600 million in general damages, RM50 million of exemplary damages and RM26 million in aggravated damages.

It is understood that the suit was served on all parties yesterday.

Concurrently, Deepak, his younger brother Rajesh Jaikishan, and their company Radiant Splendour Sdn Bhd are also suing Najib and Rosmah for RM52.6 million.

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1683976/now-najib-and-rosmah-face-two-legal-suits-exceeding-rm700mil#.W8e8r3iabYk.twitter

17 October 2018

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Former premier Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor have appointed lawyer David Matthews to represent them in an RM52.6 million suit filed by carpet businessperson Deepak Jaikishan, his younger brother Rajesh Jaikishan, and their company Radiant Splendour Sdn Bhd.

Last month, when the case was called before Kuala Lumpur High Court judge S Nantha Balan, the couple had yet to appoint lawyers for the case.

Deepak’s lawyer Mohd Haniff Khatri Abdulla, who attended case management today, confirmed Matthews’ appointment when met by reporters from the High Court chambers.

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/447731

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Former premier Najib Abdul Razak and his wife Rosmah Mansor have appointed lawyer David Matthews to represent them in an RM52.6 million suit filed by carpet businessperson Deepak Jaikishan, his younger brother Rajesh Jaikishan, and their company Radiant Splendour Sdn Bhd.

Last month, when the case was called before Kuala Lumpur High Court judge Justice S Nantha Balan, the couple had yet to appoint lawyers for the case.

Deepak’s lawyer Mohd Haniff Khatri Abdulla, who attended case management today, confirmed Matthews’ appointment when met by reporters from the High Court chambers.

Deepak, his brother, and their company had named Najib, Rosmah, Najib’s brother Ahmad Johari Razak, former Tabung Haji chairperson Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim and Bank Rakyat chairperson Shukry Mohd Salleh as defendants in the suit, which was filed on Sept 12.

The plaintiffs are claiming losses and the torts of conspiracy, fraud, malfeasance and abuse of process, all of which they claim Najib and Rosmah are responsible for.

This comes after Deepak, his brother, and their company were allegedly forced to take out an RM198 million loan from Bank Rakyat on behalf of Najib and Rosmah.

In turn, the plaintiffs’ ownership of a master title for 80 condominium units on a parcel of land in Kuala Lumpur had been used as the deed of assignment for the deal in 2008.

In return, Radiant Splendour and the two plaintiffs were appointed as the proxies for Najib and Rosmah for the Menara Angkasaraya and Bukit Raja land deals worth RM2 billion.

However, on April 19, 2013, the plaintiffs entered into a settlement agreement with Bank Rakyat following failure to service the loan.

The plaintiffs claimed that due to the loan default, Najib’s brother Johari and his firm were appointed to sell the condominium at a loss in 2014.

It was further claimed that Deepak and the other plaintiffs were pressured by Najib and Rosmah as the pair allegedly did not want Deepak to agree to a suit filed by A Santamil Selvi, the widow of private investigator P Balasubramaniam, and her children.

Senior lawyer Muhammad Shafee Abdullah had been appointed by the former premier and his wife to represent Deepak in the first suit.

Deepak and the other plaintiffs are seeking RM10 million each from the five defendants, and another RM2.6 million in exemplary damages and aggravated damages as deemed fit by the court.

This follows the losses the Jaikishans suffered following the sale of the condominium, which they claimed was made at the behest of the defendants below market price.

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