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Saturday August 27, 2011

Juru Auto City battle deepens

GEORGE TOWN: Famous commercial centre Juru Auto City Sdn Bhd, its two sister companies together with Juru Auto City’s founders and one of their sons, have filed a suit against their former secretariat for alleged conflict, negligence and tampering of documents.

The plaintiffs represented by counsel Khoo Chye Beng filed the suit at the Penang High Court.

Juru Auto City, Highway Landmark Sdn Bhd and Western Frontier Sdn Bhd were named as plaintiffs together with the founders of the Juru Auto City - Tan Sai Hong and Teoh Weng Hak @ Teoh Ah Bah and their eldest son Teoh Kiang Seng, while the defendants are Lin Management Sdn Bhd and five of its directors and employees.

In their suit, the plaintiffs claimed that Lin Management Sdn Bhd had acted in the interest of a conflicting party at the same time they were managing the plaintiffs.

They also alleged that Lin Management, through Kiang Seng’s youngest brother Kiang Hong, allowed 18 plots of land to be sold.

They alleged that of the 18 plots, 15 were sold to two companies - Graceful Frontier Sdn Bhd and Everest Landmark Sdn Bhd - which are affiliated to Kiang Hong, while three other plots were sold to Lim Teik Wee, a director of Lin Management.

Besides Teik Wee and Lin Management, the other four defendants are Lim Chong Seong, Lim Wee Wee, Cheah Nek See and Lee Hui Chin.

The plaintiffs are, among others, seeking the return of the plots, general, aggravated and exemplary damages, damages resulting from conflict, negligence and breach of trust, costs, interests and other relief deemed necessary by the court.

After service of the writ, the defendants have eight days to enter their notice of appearance.

Juru Auto-City is a commercial hub of car showrooms with food and entertainment outlets.

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