Friday, July 15, 2011

Sime Darby ex-O&G head files legal action

KUALA LUMPUR: SIME DARBY BHD []'s former executive vice president of its energy & utilities division, Datuk Mohamad Shukri Baharom has taken legal action against the group and individuals.

Sime Darby said on Friday, July 15 that Shukri was the second defendant in the oil and gas suit and also in the Bakun suit.

In response, Shukri filed a statement of claim against 12 individuals and Sime Darby Holdings Bhd in the O&G suit and also against 11 individuals, Sime Engineering Sdn Bhd and Sime Darby Holdings in the Bakun suit (third parties).

'The statement of claim against the subsidiaries of the company, Sime Engineering and Sime Darby Holdings, were served through the company's solicitors on July 13, 2011,' it said.

Pursuant to the statement of claim, Shukri sought an indemnity and contribution from the third parties in the event he is found liable to the company, to the extent of the company's claim against him in the O&G suit and the Bakun suit.

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