DUBAI, Oct 16 (Bernama) — The case of Peremba Construction Dubai branch senior manager Zainal Adnan Khairuddin, charged with signing two company cheques, which were subsequently dishonoured, has been postponed to October 23 pending a settlement.
His lawyer, Ali Mohammad Tamim, said today the postponement was sought to allow the parties to come to a settlement.
“Zainal will have to come to court on that date,” he told Bernama after a brief hearing in the Dubai Court, which was conducted in Arabic.
Zainal’s case was first brought before the court on September 23 and postponed to today pending a settlement being negotiated by the parties concerned.
He had signed the cheques in his capacity as Peremba’s senior manager (finance).
Zainal, 39, was the second signatory of the two cheques for one million dirham (about RM938,000) each.
With today’s postponement, Zainal has spent more than a month in the police lock-up.
When brought to the courtroom today, Zainal, clad in a short-sleeve shirt and black pants, appeared composed.
He managed a smile upon seeing his wife, Arina Abdullah, 41, son Ali, 15 and daughter Najwa 13 sitting at the public gallery.
Present were family friends and Malaysia’s vice-consul and assistant trade commissioner Remee Yaakub.
Peremba Construction is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PECD, a construction, development and engineering, procurement, construction and commission (EPCC) company.