Defendants fail in bid to disqualify law firm

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 30 Mar 2004

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court yesterday dismissed an application by Datuk Tan Heng Chew, the chairman of Warisan TC and the seven other companies named as defendants in a winding-up suit, to disqualify law firm Shearn Delamore from acting for Tan Chong group co-founder Datuk Tan Kim Hor, the petitioner. 

Justice Zulkefli Ahmad Makinuddin, who heard the matter in his chambers, dismissed the application with costs. 

On Oct 9, 2001, High Court Justice Zainun Ali threw out the first petition filed by Kim Hor to wind up Tan Chong Consolidated Sdn Bhd, the private company that controls the Tan Chong group of listed companies. 

Kim Hor then filed a second petition against Heng Chew but Justice Zulkefli struck it out on April 10.  

On Jan 29, the first petition was reinstated after Kim Hor won his appeal at the Court of Appeal. 

Kim Hor’s faction holds 45% of the shares in Tan Chong Consolidated while Heng Chew’s side owns the rest. 

Tan Chong Consolidated holds 46% of the shares in Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd, 42% in APM Automotive Holdings Bhd and 42% in Warisan TC Holdings Bhd.  

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