A former deputy IGP who died in September left RM47m in property and savings.
His son and brother are fighting over his estate in the court.
Tan Sri Jaafar Abdul (who was 77 when he died on Sept 1 at the Gleneagles Hospital after massive upper gastronomical bleeding) left RM37.3m in savings and RM9.7m in property.
The NST has the story on page one today.
Here's an excerpt:
"Jeffri Jaafar, son of Tan Sri Jaafar Abdul, obtained an interim order against Ahmad Bedul in the Syariah Court in Muar on Nov 4 to freeze all moveable properties of his father until a decision by the court".
Jeffri, 39, wants Ahmad's bank accounts frozen and an order that financial insitutions, inclduing Lembaga Urusan Tabung Haji, permodalan Nasional Bhd Bursa Malaysia and enforcement agencies, adhere to the syariah court order.
He also wants Islamic religious enforcement agencies, the police , the court and other relevant departments to help him enforce the order."
The court will be hearing the case on Monday (Dec 7).
I've been made to understand that Ahmad, 70, is the late Jaafar's only surviving brother. Jaafar's own wife, a Brunei Chinese died earlier (in 1987). Jeffri is the couple's only child.
I've also been told that a chunk of the estate is family inheritance (harta pesaka) as the late Jaafar's mother was from the Muar landed gentry and his father from Brunei.
After retirement he went into corporate life. He also led a frugal life and was a shrewd and conservative investor.