SHAH ALAM, 28 Jan 2009: A former Petronas Carigali geologist who killed his wife is challenging a Shariah High Court decision allowing Amanah Raya Berhad’s application to drop him from the list of beneficiaries of her estate.
Muhamad Suhaimi Abdul Aziz filed the notice of appeal at the Selangor Syariah Court of Appeal Registry here today through counsel Musa Awang. Suhaimi is trying to claim a share of his late wife’s estate worth RM319,445.02.
Suhaimi, 48, stabbed his wife, Faizah Arshad who was a human resources officer at Petronas Carigali, to death in a bathroom at their house in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, at 3pm on 25 Sept 1999.
However, he was acquitted of murder by reason of insanity and ordered to undergo rehabilitation at Hospital Bahagia in Tanjung Rambutan until 4 Oct 2007. He now lives under his father’s care in Terengganu.
On 15 Jan this year, Syariah High Court Judge Saarani Ismail ruled that Suhaimi lost his eligibility as a beneficiary of his wife’s estate when he killed her.
He said that in the interest of Faizah’s remaining family members namely her parents and three children who had more rights to the estate, the estate was to be divided among them according to “faraid” while Suhaimi was to bear the cost. — Bernama