Published: Thursday July 15, 2010 MYT 6:07:00 PM
Father sues sons for RM2mil
SHAH ALAM: An 85-year-old man filed a suit on Thursday for more than RM2mil against his three sons for forcing him to sign a statutory declaration which gave them rights claim over two plots of land in Selayang Baru and Batu Caves.
Baharom Long, a Keretapi Tanah Melayu pensioner, filed the suit through the legal firm of Azmi Talib & Associates at the Shah Alam High Court registry Thursday.
He named his three sons Md Hanafiah, 54, Zakariah, 52 and Musa, 50 as defendants.
In the statement of claim, Baharom stated that sometime in November 2007, the three sons had confined him and forced him to sign a statutory declaration, which they said was a document he had to sign to remarry.
Baharom said that the document was actually a statutory declaration giving the three sons the right to claim two plots of land, one in Selayang Baru which belonged to him and the other in Kampung Nakhoda, Batu Caves, which belonged to his late wife.
As a result of the defendants actions of taking him without his will, confining and manipulating him, the plaintiff claimed he suffered emotional distress and psychological problems
He is seeking RM1mil in punitive damages and another RM1 million in aggravated damages, as well as RM16,000 in special damages .
He is also seeking the court to declare the statutory declaration, dated Dec 3, 2007, which he had signed, as null and void. – Bernama