Compiled by BENJAMIN LEE, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN
THE second son of the late actor Tan Sri Jins Shamsuddin (pic) has denied claims the lawsuit filed against his younger brother Putera Hang Jebat was out of revenge, Berita Harian reported.
Hang Tuah @ Shazrin Mohd Zain said the lawsuit he filed together with his older brother Jefri Jins was to ensure the proper distribution of his father’s inheritance.
The duo had claimed Putera Hang Jebat had falsified a letter of attorney for a 0.265ha plot of land in Ulu Kelang, Selangor, in 2019.
The land had apparently been sold in 2015 without the knowledge of Hang Tuah or Jefri.
“We merely wanted the return of my late father’s land so that we may fully divide his inheritance equally according to Islamic inheritance law.
“I do not mind if I do not get my share, I just feel sorry for Jefri who received nothing,” he said.
The lawsuit was dismissed on Jan 6 after the Shah Alam High Court ruled the letter of attorney to be valid.
Putera Hang Jebat later claimed the lawsuit was due his brothers’ alleged grudge against him for not visiting his late father while he was still alive.
> Residents of Kampung Landai in Sik, Kedah are concerned for their safety due to the presence of a herd of elephants near their village over the past week, Kosmo! reported.
Ahmad Ad, 51, said six elephants kept coming to the village, likely in search for food.
He said the animals looked very malnourished.
“The elephants I saw included two adults, two adolescents, one juvenile and a newborn calf – they were roaming near my house at 9pm on Tuesday.
“The elephants looked extremely skinny, to the point I could see some of their bones, which explains why they only ate the banana and coconut I had planted near my home.
“I believe this is because the animal’s habitat had been disturbed by logging in the Ulu Muda Forest nearby,” he said, adding the elephants were spotted less than 100m from his kitchen.
Another resident Yob Yaacob, 68, said this was the first time elephants had ever come near his home, which he had been living in for over two decades.
“I was surprised and alarmed when my son said an elephant was at the back of our house two days ago, as we feared the animals might go on a rampage.
“Luckily they merely ate the banana tree I had planted behind my house and then moved on,” he said.
Village development and security committee chairman Hassan Zakaria said he had contacted the Wildlife and National Parks Department, with measures to safely drive the animals away from the village now underway.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.