KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Former Umno treasurer Datuk Seri Abdul Azim Mohd Zabidi has been struck off as a defendant in a RM218 million suit filed by Elegant Advisor Sdn Bhd against Umno for alleged non-payment for merchandise and transportation provided during the 2004 general election.
The High Court here today allowed Elegant Advisor to name former Umno administration and finance secretary Datuk Ishak Abdul Rahman as the new defendant. Justice Anantham Kasinater ordered the company to compensate Abdul Azim RM5,000 within 14 days.
Abdul Azim was ordered by the High Court on July 17 last year to pay Elegant Advisory RM218 million, including interest and costs, after he failed to respond to the suit. He succeeded in setting aside the order on Jan 21.