KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court here has ruled that former PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin (pic) has to pay RM10mil after breaching a bond with her former party following her involvement in the Sheraton Move in 2020.
Justice Akhtar Tahir also ordered Zuraida to pay RM50,000 in costs.
PKR secretary-general Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail, who is currently Home Minister, sued Zuraida on behalf of PKR on Sept 28, 2020.
In the statement of claim, Saifuddin said Zuraida executed a bond where she bound herself to pay the party a sum of RM10mil in accordance with the terms and conditions that had been set.
The conditions included agreeing to pay the party RM10mil no later than seven days upon the occurrence of such events as the resignation of the defendant from the party or joining any other political party, or being an independent elected representative after the defendant won the election on a PKR ticket.
According to the statement of claim, Zuraida, together with 10 other PKR MPs, announced her resignation from the party without resigning from her elected post of Ampang MP on Feb 24, 2020.
He said Zuraida, together with the other MPs, Bersatu, Barisan Nasional, PAS and Gabungan Parti Sarawak and others then formed a new bloc known as Perikatan Nasional.
Zuraida claimed the lawsuit was “an absurd claim to court” and “utterly frivolous”.
– The Star