Court Suggests Naz Empire’s Case Against Awal Settled Through Mediation Process | Show biz
KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 – The High Court today suggested that a lawsuit filed by a company against TV personality Awal Ashaari in connection with renovations to the celebrity’s new residence be settled through the mediation process.
This was informed by lawyer Nurshafiqa Balqish Jaffri, representing Naz Empire Sdn Bhd, when he was contacted after the handling of the case, conducted online before Judge Datuk Ahmad Bache, today in proceedings at which also assisted celebrity lawyer Muna Farhana Zainuddin.
She said Judge Ahmad had suggested that the case be referred to the High Court Mediation Center here, and if the two sides could not come to an agreement, the case would go to trial.
“The court also struck off the names of two other defendants in the lawsuit, Nawal Yasmin Mat Noh and Muhammad Hilmi Zulkifli, after the plaintiff (Naz Empire) filed a notice not to initiate the lawsuit against them because the settlement did not had not been resolved. court, ”she said.
She said the court also set September 3 for more in-depth case management.
Naz Empire has filed a lawsuit against Awal, whose real name is Ahmad Awaluddin Ashaari, as well as Nawal Yasmin and Muhammad Hilmi, who were named second and third respectively, for allegedly defaming the company for renovations to the residence of the celebrity. November 13 of last year
The company, in its statement, said that Nawal Yasmin and Muhammad Hilmi run a joint venture under the name SomethingBorrowed By Nawal Enterprise and frequently share photos or videos related to renovating or decorating the house on their Instagram, @ houseofsix.my.
He claimed that on May 3, 2019, Awal Ashaari, using his Instagram account @awalashaari, sent a short message via Direct Message (DM) to the company’s Instagram account, @nazcarpentry, expressing his intention to nominate the company for perform carpentry work for his residence. at Sunway Damansara, Petaling Jaya.
The company claimed that the renovations started after Awal paid a deposit of RM 100,000 through two transactions in August and September 2019,
When Awal wanted a “sky roof” and additional windows in their new kitchen, the company reportedly re-quoted for an additional RM7,500.
He claimed that Awal suddenly raised various issues and expressed his dissatisfaction with the quality of the plaintiff’s work, which had never been challenged before, and on November 22, 2019, Awal told the company to choose to finish. or not all of the work listed in the quote, but it will not pay for the “wet work” and for the company to reimburse part of the bond after taking 20 percent as a loss incurred between them.
Naz Empire claimed that on March 16, 2020, he was informed by Awal that his services were no longer needed and on June 1, 2020, the artist asked the company to return the RM 100,000 deposit and that he would take legal action and claim damages if he did not.
As a result, Awal allegedly started defaming the country on his Instagram and Facebook social sites and uploaded a defamation post via YouTube to a link with the stage name “SchaAwal” for the same purpose, and the second and third defendants had reposted one. defamatory statements from the first defendant via the Instagram app @ houseofsix.my. – Bernama