A businessman is suing actress Zarina Anjoulie Lavocah Mohd Fahizul and five others for negligence and fraud over a luxury car.
According to an article in The Star, Kevin Shah Kadar Shah, 33, said his father, the late Kadar Shah Sulaiman, bought a used BMW 320i Limousine RHD and registered it under his (Kadar) name on May 17, 2010.
He said his father took a loan from a bank to finance the purchase of the car but loaned the car - WTN 8850 - to Zarina for her use.
He said that his father had passed away on Nov 19, 2011, but Zarina, who has acted in television dramas such as Anak Pontianak, as well as in films such as Ular and Khon Malay, did not return the car to his family.
He claimed that the car was repossessed by the bank later although he had settled its outstanding payments.
He said he was shocked to find out later that the car had a different registration number - BLP 8858.
He said a search of the Transport Ministry records last year revealed that his father was registered as owner of both registration numbers.
Upon sending a letter to the ministry through his lawyer to get a clarification, he said that it informed him that his father was registered as the owner of a motorcycle with the number plate WTN 8850 and the owner of a car with number plate BLP 8858.
He claimed that his father had never consented to any parties to apply to the Road Transport Department to change the registration number of the car.
He also said his father never issued a letter dated Feb 28, 2011, to the bank and/or his signature on the letter had been forged by a despatch clerk, one Salleh Idris, or Zarina or other parties without his consent.
He named the Selangor Road Transport Department director, the Transport Ministry, the Government, Zarina, Salleh and Public Islamic Bank Bhd as defendants in his lawsuit.
Speaking to reporters yesterday, Senior Federal Counsel Nur Aqilah Ishak said High Court judge Justice Hue Siew Kheng had set April 7 to hear four applications, including Kevin's bids to add new parties to the suit and amend his statement of claim.
Kevin's lawyer J. Jeev Anand said a copy of the claim was served on the actress at her last known address but Zarina had failed to appoint a lawyer or turn up in court.